News & Updates

Allen Fish
The fishing here in the Knoxville area has been excellent recently. This is perhaps greater reflected by our warm water species, but the trout on the Clinch are feeding actively as well, predominately during generation. The Smallmouth bite has been top notch, along with sight fishing large aggressive common carp. 

IMG 64743 Rivers Angler and the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited are happy to host John Smoko on Thursday, September 20th at 6pm. In addition to being the Welcome Back to Fall” chapter meeting for GSMTU chapter meeting, John will be giving a talk on how to better photograph your outdoor adventures. resizeimage
August has arrived and fishing opportunities abound in East Tennessee if you are looking to make most of your last days of Summer. The Clinch River below Norris Dam has been offering some very favorable schedules for both the wading and boating angler. You can pretty much count on split days of generation throughout the week, with wading available in the morning hours, followed by dam release.

    The dog days of summer have arrived, but thankfully the fishing is still remaining consistent. Caddis are hatching on the Clinch, high elevation mountain streams are full of hungry Brook trout, and smallmouth bass have started to put the feed bags on. Usually this time of year we really shift focus to our warm water species in the area, but if you are a trout angler the waters have remained cool for much of our summer season. resizeimage

Flows are looking good on our local tailwaters in the valley. The Clinch and Holston alike have been offering great wading opportunities both during the week and on the weekends as well. Afternoon generation is allowing the boating angler to get their piece of the pie. The low water schedules on the Clinch mean tricky fishing to weary trout holding in very shallow water. Black caddis are hatching off, especially in the early mornings.