Explore the South Holston River – Go Trout Fishing From Johnson City, TN

When you join High Country Angler for a day of South Holston River trout fishing near Johnson City, TN, you’ll enjoy some of the best fishing on the East Coast. Brown trout and rainbow trout are abundant, and with beautiful scenery and crystal clear waters, fishing on the river is a great way to spend an afternoon.

We only float the river when the TVA is generating water. We only wade the river when water isn’t being generated. Both types of trips depend on the generation schedules. You can reach out to our staff for more information or go online. There’s plenty to do before you embark on a drift boating fishing tour, so we encourage you to take some time and review our preparation tips.

Fishing on the South Holston River

At 112 miles long, the South Holston River is a prime location for smallmouth bass fly fishing. You can also catch rainbow trout here. With headwaters starting at Sugar Grove in Wythe County, Virginia, it flows into North Fork in Kingsport, Tennessee. Floodwaters are controlled by a weir dam and step grates below a hydroelectric dam at South Holston Lake which provides consistent, cold, oxygenated water that is released into the river. This creates a healthy environment for aquatic insects and trout.

Whether you’re embarking on an all-day trip or looking for one-on-one fly fishing lessons, our guides are happy to accommodate you. Get in touch with a member of our team to learn more about the South Holston and what fish you’ll find there.

Contact our staff to start planning your South Holston River trout fishing excursion. We serve visitors from throughout the United States from our Johnson City, Tennessee location.