Some guides use artificial lures only, others prefer using live bait for smallmouth. 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.