Our River | Fishing with Asheville Anglers, NC
French Broad River
The French Broad River is our home river. The French Broad is a freestone river which starts south of Asheville and narrowly winds through Asheville City Limits and on North into Tennessee and into Lake Douglas. This is one of the oldest rivers in the world and holds some of the best smallmouth bass fishing and musky fishing on the east coast. This river is only accessible by drift boat or jet boat. It is much too large and vast to cover on foot. Join Asheville Anglers for a float trip down this beautiful river for action packed smallmouth bass or take a jet boat ride into the musky grounds!
The Pigeon River is one of our favorite smallmouth bass fisheries. With miles of fishable water both on the North Carolina and Tennessee side, there are many different floats available depending on water levels and release schedules below the dam at Lake Waterville. February-November can produce high numbers of smallmouth and chances at trophy smallmouth from 2-6 pounds! Join Asheville Anglers for your next smallmouth bass fishing trip and be ready for an action packed day.
South Holston River
The South Holston River is another one of our tail waters located near Bluff City Tennessee. This one of the most productive and aquatic rich rivers in the country. With ample amounts of scuds, bwo’s, midge larva, and world famous summer sulphur hatches these trout grow at a rapid rate. The South Holston is more like a giant spring creek with a lot of slack water and limestone outcrops, there is ample cover and food for these giant trout. Low water conditions provide great dry dropper fishing and light nymphing in the riffles. High water conditions allow for some of the most incredible sulphur dry fly fishing in the country. The South Holston also provides some great opportunities for night fishing as well as throwing tackle or stripping streamers for gigantic brown trout. With the immense aquatic life and properly managed spawning grounds, this river will produce world class brown trout year after year. Come join Asheville Anglers for a float or wade trip on the South Holston, and experience trout fishing as good as it gets!
The Tuckaseegee River flows west of Asheville near Sylva North Carolina. It is one of our North Carolina tail waters and is also a delayed harvest stream. This river receives more fish than any other river in western North Carolina and provides fantastic fishing October through May. Nymph fishing is generally most productive here, but streamer fishing can be productive for big fish, as well as some great caddis hatches in April and May. This is a great river for all levels of experience, and is generally best from a boat. Wade fishing opportunities are available if generation schedules allow.
The Watauga River is one of our most scenic and productive rivers. With a fish population of 2000 fish per mile and 16 miles of pristine river, the possibilities are endless. The Watauga River is great for both novice anglers as well as the seasoned veteran. The Watauga produces huge spring time caddis hatches, summer sulphers, fantastic terrestrial fishing in the summer months, and always great nymph fishing for wild rainbows and huge tail water brown trout year round. We recommend taking a float trip, but wade fishing trips are available on the Watauga as well, depending on generation schedules.