Fishing


Fishing Licenses go on sale March 1st of each year and can be ordered from the TWRA by phone by dialing 1-888-814-TWRA(8972) or from their web site.  Children under 13 do not need a license to fish. 

ALLEN BRANCH POND

Fishing, wildlife viewing, interpretive signage, enjoy the sights and sounds of a warm water pond ecosystem.


 

BIG PIGEON RIVER

The Big Pigeon River has been designated a state trophy stream by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. There is a twenty(20)-inch size limit on all smallmouth bass.


 

DOUGLAS LAKE

A main reservoir for the TVA, this lake lake offers many fishing opportunities.


 

FRENCH BROAD RIVER

When you fish the French Broad in Tennessee be sure to fish the deeper holes in the river next to moving water, that tactic produces big smallmouth. On the other hand, cast into swift runs and work the bait into the slacker waters. Either tactic is deadly, and all you need is an ultralight spinning rod and reel with a medium action. There are a lot of river lures out there that work and are deadly. Grubs are an all-time favorite, as well as crawfish plugs. They both imitate one of the standard food sources found in the French Broad's waters.

Guide to the French Broad River