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An Appalachian Brook TroutThe Foscoe Fishing Company Blog is the perfect place for us to share our adventures with you. Our guides take great joy in their job (if you were an avid fisherman wouldn’t you like to get paid to do it on a frequent basis?) and recounting adventures of the day is one way to share the joy.

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Updated Report

Hope everyone is catching fish, and is enjoying the still warm mid-day weather.  The Delayed Harvest streams are fishing better than a few weeks ago.  The colder mornings have kept some anglers off the streams so the fishing pressure has gone down, which has improved the fishing.  There was also a recent stocking in the Delayed Harvest streams so the fish are still fresh.  Small nymphs are working well in those sections.  You can get away with size 16-18 pheasant tails, prince nymphs, micro mayflies, etc.  Also midges will pick up fish.  Tennessee tailwaters’ South Holston and Watauga Rivers are fishing well.  There is plenty of wading avaliabilty.  Midges, Blue Winged Olive nymphs, micro mayflies, and other small nymphs all in the size 18-20 range are fishing well below a bigger lead size 14 nymph.  Call the shop if you want to book a trip or just want more info!  Thanks


It has been a while since we updated on this site and we apologize.  We are going to continue to keep this blog up to date as well as our facebook page.  The fishing has been great.  Delayed Harvest streams are fishing well throughout the area.  Small nymphs are doing best.  The Tennessee tailwaters (South Holston & Watauga) are fishing good as well.  Some floating and some wading are both good options right now.  The Watauga River in TN is generating a lot which means floating is the best option.  The South Holston has been allowing for wading in their schedule.  BWO dries, midges, and small nymphs are producing good numbers.  Give us a call at the shop for more info, Thanks!

Fishing Report early July

Fishing is still great. Delayed Harvest Regulations are not in effect, so many of the fish in the stocked streams are gone due to anglers catching and keeping. We always promote catch and release. That does not mean bad fishing though. We still have dozens of wild sections as well as catch and release only sections in our area. Dry/Dropper rigs in both of those sections are doing great. Dropping a nymph two feet or so below is catching many of our wild brooks, bows, and browns in our small streams. The Fishing in TN is still great as well. We are having very large sulphur hatches and are catching fish on sulphur dries and also midges. Stop by and see us or call to book a trip!

Fishing Report

Fishing has picked up and is in full swing. Tennessee is fishing great as we are making many trips to the South Holston and Watauga River. Sulphur hatches are coming off on the holston and the Watauga is producing well also. The small streams in our beautiful mountains are fishing well. The recent rain has left the streams at a perfect level. A dry/dropper rig is the best fit for the small streams. Picking up many fish on either the dry or the nymph is common. The Delayed Harvest Water are fishing well. Be sure to head out there and fish before the Delayed Harvest Regulations will end the first Saturday in June. Follow all regulations and promote catch and release!

Watauga Tailwater 3/27/12

Great day on the Watauga with Micky Swaim and John Pense!  Had some nice fish come to the boat and even some dry fly activity later in the day.  Hope to do it again!

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