The Watauga is a tailwater created by Wilbur Dam and is considered the sister river of the South Holston, offering trophy trout fishing. Subtracting the South Holston River from the area, a trip to fish the Watauga River is still a destination worth while. The Watauga is also blue ribbon trout habitat, located in our backyard. The Watauga harbours an equally strong population of wild trout as the South Holston River. This river is more known for it's sporty 12"-16" rainbows that make long sprints. Runs, riffles, rapids, smooth water - The characteristics of this river vary in many ways in comparison to other neighboring rivers. The Watauga also contains a varying selection of aquatic insects including; Caddis, Sulphurs, BWO's, Craneflies, and many others. We operate trips throughout the year. On any given day of the year, opportunities to catch trout are available on the Watauga River.