The fishing season has begun! We have experienced some unseasonably warm weather over the past few weeks and the fish are feeling it! TVA was nice enough to shut both the South Holston and Wilbur dams off which changed the game up quite a bit! BWO’s and midges poured off on the Watauga and gave us the rare opportunity to experience some quality dry fly fishing in early February. The smallmouth bite is just beginning. We will begin targeting the pre-spawners here over the next couple of weeks. If you are looking for a true 5lb smallmouth- March is the month for it! Don’t let the winter blues keep you off the water- we offer trips 7 days a week 12 months out the year. Spring dates are filling up, so don’t wait to schedule your next fishing adventure! #asheville #boulderboatworks #ashevilledrifters #wataugariver #southholston #troutfishing #driftboat #ashevillenc #flyfishing #fishingtrips #februaryfishing #ashevilleflyfishing #northcarolinafishing #sage #patagonia #filson #riotippet #dryflies