2017 UCCTU Summer Trip - South Holston River, Tennessee

Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16, 2017



Andrew catches another big one


The South Fork of the Holston River or SOHO as it is affectionately known by anglers is a tailwater of the South Holston Dam just east of the Tri-Cities area of East Tenneessee. Coming from the bottom of the dam, its waters are continously cold with high oxygen levels and a large biomas of life.  This translates into enormous quantities of various insects for 5,000 trout per mile to feed on and fishermen and women to try and catch. The river is known for its sulfur hatches and browns.  The size of the sulfur hatches has to be seen to be believed. Many browns become very large. When the turbines aren't generating there are numerous wadable sections and it is even more fun to float in a drift boat when the water is high.  You must pay attention to the release schedules and be aware of changing conditions.  You must also bring your "A" game to catch any fish and especially the large browns.  They are highly selective and not easily fooled.  It is one of the best rivers in the South for fishing dries but requires good mending and drag free drift techniques.  Add it to your bucket list.


See more photos from the 2017 SOHO trip in the Photo Gallery.