Many experienced anglers who have fished the premier trout waters of the United States consider the Clinch River tailwater to be one of the finest trout fisheries in the country. Flowing from Norris Dam, 13 miles to Clinton, the Clinch River is home to Rainbow and Brown Trout, the state record Brown Trout was caught in the Clinch.
Not only is this river biologically diverse, toward Norris Dam it offers 50 miles of smooth, slow-moving
Class I water (with occasional spots of Class II), great for families and those seeking a leisurely drift through Southern Appalachia.
How to Get There
From I-75, take Exit 122 (Clinton/Norris). Go East on Hwy. 61. Take Hwy. 441 - Norris.
Fishing on the Clinch is good year-round but it is great in late winter, early spring and late fall, early winter. If you plan on wading, be sure to check the water release schedule at www.tva.gov/river/recreation/sched\_norris.htm
The Clinch River is accessible year round.