River Clinch River Tennessee River Tennessee 2017
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Time we went
fishing in the USA! Somewhere different from South America and we
were overdue a visit. We went as early in the year
as we thought we could get away with, but we do have a history of
taking bad weather with us, and this trip was no different! Our
destination was Knoxville Tennessee but we decided to do a little
road trip on the way. We flew into Asheville North Carolina, hired a
'mid size SUV' (about the size of a minibus) and set off down the
Blue Ridge Parkway. Blue skies and sunshine, spectacular views over
the Appalachian mountains
We overnighted in Cherokee NC and
took a trip around the Museum. Very informative and educational for
those who's knowledge was gained only from John Wayne and Randolph
Then over the Great Smokey Mountains to
Fishing - first - Bait! Tennessee Tarpon / Skipjack Herring great
fun on light tackle
Then Striped Bass on the French Broad River, and we
are fishing! These are lunkers running from 20 to 46 Lbs.
We are based near
to Knoxville. The surrounding area is full of rivers and dams, all
accessible and all stocked by the Tennessee Wildlife Authority.
Access is free and easy.
is free, easy and seemingly secure
Tennessee is a paradise!
Ten minutes drive, easy free parking, half an hour by boat and you
can catch these! I'm emigrating :)
At one point Mr Houlgate went completely native and got himself a
cotton picking catfish
Other fish caught
A very big thank you to our guide: Billy Davies.
Skilled angler Catch and Release only Humorous
Knowledgeable Very hard working Great company Accommodating