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Fishing, Hunting in Sevierville
Fishing, Hunting in Sevierville
Fishing, Hunting in Sevierville
trip description for River Bass Fishing in Sevierville

The French Broad River is great fishery that produces some nice fish. The section that has fish runs from Douglas dam all the way to Knoxville. This stretch of water offers great bass and walleye fishing. We typically fish for about 4 hours. If you are visiting the Gatlinburg /Pigeon Forge/ Sevierville area this stretch of river is a great choice. Read More

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River Bass Fishing

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Fishing in Leicester
Fishing in Leicester
Fishing in Leicester
trip description for North Carolina Wade Trip in Leicester

Wade your way into the water with Doug and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Leicester! On this fly-fishing trip you'll be targeting Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Doug is eager to help. He has been fly fishing rivers his whole life so don’t be surprised when he puts you on a fish! He’ll help you reel ‘em all in throughout your 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure through North Carolina's beautiful rivers. Doug gears his trips toward education, conservation, river awareness, and of course leaving you with an unforgettable outdoor experience in the beautiful North Carolina mountains that he calls home. Doug will outfit you with all equipment needed (Flys, Rods, Boots, Waders). He will also provide snacks and cold beverages. Enjoy your day out on the river with Doug! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Knoxville

North Carolina Wade Trip

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Fishing in Panama City
Fishing in Panama City
Fishing in Panama City
trip description for Red Snapper Slapper in Panama City

Fish for Red Snapper and multiple other species. The boat features twin Caterpillar 3208 Turbo Charged engines, AC, Restrooms, and a galley for fixing sandwiches. She is the perfect vessel for families and groups of up to 6 persons. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Knoxville

Red Snapper Slapper

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Fishing in Leicester
Fishing in Leicester
Fishing in Leicester
trip description for Float Trips, Full/Half Days in Leicester

Float your way down the river with Doug and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Leicester! On this fly-fishing trip you'll be targeting Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. This float trip is Doug's most popular guide trip option. Anglers will get to cover miles of river that are often inaccessible to the wading public, and will have the opportunity to float a wider variety of rivers and flow conditions to keep you on the water during peak fishing periods. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Doug is eager to help. He has been fly fishing rivers his whole life so don’t be surprised when he puts you on a fish! He’ll help you reel ‘em all in throughout your 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure through North Carolina's beautiful rivers. Doug gears his trips toward education, conservation, river awareness, and of course leaving you with an unforgettable outdoor experience in the beautiful North Carolina mountains that he calls home. Doug will outfit you with all equipment needed (Flys, Rods, Boots, Waders). He will also provide snacks and cold beverages. Enjoy your day out on the river with Doug! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Knoxville

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Fishing in Knoxville
Fishing in Knoxville
Fishing in Knoxville
trip description for Tennessee Musky Fly Fishing in Knoxville

Muskies are known as the fish of 10,000 casts. They are the ultimate angling challenge, but as long as you have a good attitude, patience, and a great guide like Steven, you'll be able to accomplish it too! On this trip, Steven will help you land a trophy musky on the fly. This half or full day trip is catered to all skill levels, and will have all equipment provided. After booking, you'll work with Steve to find out where the best fishing spot will be at the time of your trip. Between surrounding swift rivers, small streams, and large lakes, there's plenty of great places to catch a musky on the fly no matter what time of year. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Knoxville

Tennessee Musky Fly Fishing

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Fishing in Knoxville
Fishing in Knoxville
Fishing in Knoxville
trip description for Tennessee Musky Fishing in Knoxville

Getting out in the Melton Hill Reservoir and catching a trophy Musky has never been easier. Captain Steven—the current state record holder for Musky in Tennessee—will guide you on your trip to catch your own personal best. Picture this: you're waking up at the crack of dawn, excited for a day of adventure on the water. As you step outside, the cool morning air hits your face and you can already feel the excitement building inside you. As you make your way to the dock, you see your charter boat waiting for you, ready to go. You climb aboard and introduce yourself to Captain Steven, who starts to talk to you about Musky fishing and the local environment. As you cast your line into the water, you feel a rush of excitement as you wait for a bite. Suddenly, you feel a heavy tug on your line and you reel it in with all your might. As the fish breaks the surface, you can see the distinctive pattern and know you've hooked "The Fish of A Thousand Casts"! As the sun starts to set, you reluctantly head back to the dock, already planning your next Musky charter fishing trip in Tennessee. It's been an exciting and unforgettable day on the water, and you can't wait to do it all again! Captain Steven is a real pro when it comes to Musky fishing, and he'll do everything possible to help you get hooked up on one of these challenging fish. Get out there and give it your best! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Knoxville

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trip description for Tennessee Musky Fishing in Knoxville

Getting out in the Melton Hill Reservoir and catching a trophy Musky has never been easier. Captain Steven—the current state record holder for Musky in Tennessee—will guide you on your trip to catch your own personal best. Picture this: you're waking up at the crack of dawn, excited for a day of adventure on the water. As you step outside, the cool morning air hits your face and you can already feel the excitement building inside you. As you make your way to the dock, you see your charter boat waiting for you, ready to go. You climb aboard and introduce yourself to Captain Steven, who starts to talk to you about Musky fishing and the local environment. As you cast your line into the water, you feel a rush of excitement as you wait for a bite. Suddenly, you feel a heavy tug on your line and you reel it in with all your might. As the fish breaks the surface, you can see the distinctive pattern and know you've hooked "The Fish of A Thousand Casts"! As the sun starts to set, you reluctantly head back to the dock, already planning your next Musky charter fishing trip in Tennessee. It's been an exciting and unforgettable day on the water, and you can't wait to do it all again! Captain Steven is a real pro when it comes to Musky fishing, and he'll do everything possible to help you get hooked up on one of these challenging fish. Get out there and give it your best! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Knoxville

Tennessee Musky Fishing

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17 ft 1 - 3 People From $350
Fishing in Knoxville
Fishing in Knoxville
Fishing in Knoxville
trip description for Tennessee Musky Fly Fishing in Knoxville

Muskies are known as the fish of 10,000 casts. They are the ultimate angling challenge, but as long as you have a good attitude, patience, and a great guide like Steven, you'll be able to accomplish it too! On this trip, Steven will help you land a trophy musky on the fly. This half or full day trip is catered to all skill levels, and will have all equipment provided. After booking, you'll work with Steve to find out where the best fishing spot will be at the time of your trip. Between surrounding swift rivers, small streams, and large lakes, there's plenty of great places to catch a musky on the fly no matter what time of year. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Knoxville

Tennessee Musky Fly Fishing

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
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Fishing, Hunting in Sevierville
Fishing, Hunting in Sevierville
Fishing, Hunting in Sevierville
trip description for River Bass Fishing in Sevierville

The French Broad River is great fishery that produces some nice fish. The section that has fish runs from Douglas dam all the way to Knoxville. This stretch of water offers great bass and walleye fishing. We typically fish for about 4 hours. If you are visiting the Gatlinburg /Pigeon Forge/ Sevierville area this stretch of river is a great choice. Read More

River Fishing, Hunting Trip near Knoxville

River Bass Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $325

Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Knoxville

What are the best fishing trips in Knoxville?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Knoxville with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 trips in Knoxville, and the most popular trips in the area are Tennessee Musky Fly Fishing guided by Steven and Tennessee Musky Fishing guided by Steven.

Our guides in Knoxville are rated a 4.25 out of 5 based on 3217 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Knoxville? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Knoxville.

What types of fishing trips are common in Knoxville?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Knoxville as well as river fishing and lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Knoxville are: 1. brook trout, 2. striped bass, 3. rainbow trout, and 4. brown trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Knoxville are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and drift fishing but fly fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Knoxville fishing trip cost?

in Knoxville prices can range anywhere from about $320 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip in Knoxville is $352. The average price for a full day trip in Knoxville is $926.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Knoxville?

The most popular season for fishing in Knoxville is summer, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Do I need a Knoxville fishing license and what are the bag limits in Knoxville?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Knoxville, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Knoxville. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Knoxville.

Popular Types of Fishing In Knoxville

Knoxville fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Knoxville include bass fishing, fly fishing, and catfishing.

Bass fishing charters are popular in Knoxville due to the abundance of largemouth and smallmouth bass in the area. Fly fishing charters are also common, as the nearby Clinch River is known for its trout population.

Catfishing charters are another popular option, with the Tennessee River and its tributaries providing ample opportunities to catch channel, blue, and flathead catfish.

When it comes to the types of fish you can expect to catch on these charters, it varies depending on the type of fishing. Bass fishing charters typically target largemouth and smallmouth bass, while fly fishing charters focus on trout. Catfishing charters, as the name suggests, target catfish.

Some popular landmarks that Knoxville fishing charters visit include Fort Loudoun Lake and the Tennessee River. These bodies of water offer some of the best fishing in the area and are a must-visit for any angler.

The Best Places To Fish In Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee is a great place for fishing enthusiasts to cast their lines. From rivers to lakes, there are plenty of options for anglers to choose from. Here are some of the best places to fish in Knoxville:

1. Fort Loudoun Lake - This lake is known for its abundance of bass, crappie, and catfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake's many coves and inlets.

2. Tennessee River - The Tennessee River is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of fish species including bass, catfish, and sauger. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river's many channels and tributaries.

3. Melton Hill Lake - This lake is known for its large population of smallmouth bass, as well as crappie and catfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake's many coves and inlets.

4. Clinch River - The Clinch River is a great spot for trout fishing, with rainbow and brown trout being the most common species. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river's many pools and riffles.

5. Cherokee Lake - This lake is known for its large population of crappie, as well as bass and catfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake's many coves and inlets.

Overall, Knoxville offers a variety of great fishing spots for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you're looking to catch bass, trout, or crappie, there's a spot for you. Fishing charters are also available for those who want to explore the area's waterways with a knowledgeable guide.

Other Things To Do In Knoxville

While Knoxville fishing charters are a great way to spend your time, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in this vibrant city. Take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, explore the Knoxville Museum of Art, or catch a game at Neyland Stadium. For a unique experience, visit the Knoxville Zoo or take a tour of the historic Tennessee Theatre. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious Southern cuisine at local favorites like Tupelo Honey or Calhoun's on the River. With so much to see and do, Knoxville is the perfect destination for any traveler.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip

    Jeffrey S. with Jason J. of Sevierville, Tennessee

  • ★★★★★
    Rainy day but lots of fish were available. Very technical fishing but productive. Water was crystal clear. Thanks.

    Chris B. with Doug M. of Leicester, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    What a great day on Melton Hill Lake with Steve. He knows the water like he has been fishing it all his life. Exactly what our group was looking for and he moved things around to make it work for us. Awesome guy and expert Musky guide!

    Jeff L. with Steven P. of Knoxville, Tennessee

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