Some guides use artificial lures only, others prefer using live bait for smallmouth. We DON'T guide for smallmouth in the summer. They get tough to catch when water temperatures climb to high. Anglers are allowed to only keep one smallmouth per day, 18-inches or longer, but we encourage "catch & release" on all smallmouth.
Don't always expect "fast and furious," but if you are a dedicated smallmouth addict who lives for the freight train thrill that only "brown fish" can provide, we'll do our best to put you on 'em. To the left is a video sample of an incredible day!
Several years ago area bass anglers lobbied the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to manage our section of the Tennessee River for trophy smallmouth bass.