News & Updates

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Spring has finally arrived here in Knoxville and it looks like we are in for some more consistent weather over the coming weeks. Temperatures staying in the mid 70s and up to the 80s should mean great fishing for the foreseeable future. It’s about darn time, and we are happy to see most of our local species feeding actively. TVA has been messing with us a bit, but it looks like flows are about to get more consistent, and there are plenty of fishing windows. Low water on the Clinch below Norris Dam for the past two weeks has been productive for most wading anglers. 

Photo Apr 21 12 48 30 PMAfter another wet week here in East Tennessee, it looks like we have lots of warm weather and sunshine in the forecast. Over the next week will see temperatures climb back into the 60’s, 70’s and even the 80’s. If you have been waiting for ideal spring fishing conditions, this is your weekend! The fishing has been consistently good on both the tailwaters as well as the mountain streams. Low water schedules on both the Clinch and the Holston have allowed wading anglers plenty of opportunities.

April Balter 401x267Join us Thursday, April 26 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks! April’s featured outdoor partner is 3 Rivers Angler – offering casting demonstrations and awesome door prizes!

This monthly event is a chance to gather with friends and family every 4th Thursday of the month for great beer, food, and fun. What makes it extra sweet is that Balter Beerworks donates proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss!

Godfathers Brown Pic 2It has been a wet and wild few weeks here in East Tennessee and it looks like Mother Nature isn't quite done throwing us a few curve balls. Today's high temperature has come and gone and we are set to dip back into the thirties overnight tonight. Despite the wind, rain, and snow, the fishing has been nothing short of fantastic with good bug activity on all of our tailwaters as well as in the ountains. 

Photo Apr 04 8 39 13 PM previewAfter weeks and weeks of constant generation, TVA turned off the spickets for a brief afternoon window on the Clinch this week. Anglers that were lucky enough to notice the schedule change took to the river in mass. I heard good reports of folks catching fat and healthy slot-sized fish throughout the upper reaches of the Clinch. Although these fish didn’t come easy, as the wind was whipping up and down the river most of the afternoon. The reports were consistent from Millers all the way up to the dam.