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Tennessee Tailwater Trips
Tailwater fisheries are created at the outflow from large dams. The constant cold water current provided by the reservoir’s outflow, coupled with the generally silt free nature of the outflow creates ideal water conditions for a robust trout population.
Tennessee Tailwater Wade Trip
The South Holston and the Watauga tailwaters are known as some of the most famous and complex trout fisheries in the South. A wade trip to these rivers is a full day and includes a lunch. Typically we will leave the shop around 8:00 am and return between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. These rivers are only about an hour from the shop, so we are very fortunate to be in such close proximity of these two renowned rivers. These rivers will be your best shot at getting into trophy Brown and Rainbow trout. All equipment is provided. TN licenses will be purchased on the drive to the river.Click here for rates
Tennessee Tailwater Float Trip
Float two of the best rivers on the East Coast! We use McKenzie style drift boats to float down both the Watauga and South Holston rivers in Eastern Tennessee. These boats are arranged with a roe seat in the middle for the guide and comfortable fishing seats in the front and back for one or two anglers. Floating these rivers is a highly effective tactic because you can cover much more water than if you were wading. It is also more convenient during high water conditions. This is an excellent trip to target trophy trout or have the opportunity for a high fish count. You will leave the shop around 8:00 am and return between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Halfway through the trip your guide will pull the boat up on shore and will set up a nice lunch with comfortable seating for you. All equipment is provided and your TN license can be picked up on the drive to the river (not included in trip cost). This is a first class experience.Click here for rates
What Should I Bring With Me?
We take care of all your trip arrangements, but you’ll still need to bring some stuff with you. If you don’t have some of these items, we will have most of them available to purchase in our retail store or you can buy them ahead of time at our online store.
- Rain jacket
- Snacks (half day trips)
- Water Bottle
During our winter fishing season, we also recommend you follow these preparation guidelines for clothing:
- Dress in layers. We have a great video on layering clothes you should watch.
- Wear fingerless gloves
- Bring a fleece or wool hat