Smokies Angling Adventures Guide Service
ADA Accessibility Notes
We offer trips for those with disabilities aboard the pontoon boat or bass boat depending on the circumstances for safety reasons. The trips do require the client to be able to make it from the parking lot to the boat where it is docked which can be a distance of up to 200ft at times down the dock access ramp. Safety is our main concern and we will be happy to discuss the options available when you call for information.
Smokies Angling Adventures is a full time guide service offering guided fishing trips year round with professional licensed guides in the Smoky Mountain Region of East Tennessee with over 25 years local experience which allows us to provide our clients the opportunity to fish some of the best lakes, streams, and rivers in Tennessee for trout, largemouth bass & smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill and stripers. All of our trips are either 4, 6 or 8 hours and we do furnish all the rods, reels, bait & equipment as needed, at no extra cost to you. In most cases, a one day license is required and is available locally or on-line at nominal fee of $8.50 to $16.50 depending on the type of trip chosen. No license is required for anyone under the age of 13.
Areas of Service and Expertise
Our guides have the experience and are USCG certified as required to guide on the local waters by boat, which gives our customers the peace of mind that they are fishing with a guide that has the knowledge and skills to make their trip a safe and enjoyable experience.
We provide lake fishing trips on:
Douglas Lake, near Dandridge and Sevierville (listed by a Bassmaster survey as one of the top 100 bass lakes in the United States) and also known for producing nice catches of crappie.
Cherokee and Norris Lakes, which are known for the their ability to produce nice catches of smallmouth and striper.
We also provide wade type fishing trips on some of the best rivers and streams in the area known for producing nice catches of trout and smallmouth bass such as the Pigeon River, Little Pigeon River, Clinch River and the Nolichucky.
We do promote catch and release and the use of replica mounts when possible. Although the angler makes the final decision and is allowed to keep the state allowed limit for their catch. All bass 2lbs or larger are catch and release only, except for a trophy catch. As we try to preserve our fisheries to provide great fishing for everyone, and we want to see the children growing up now be able to enjoy the great outdoors and the sport of fishing in the future. Each customer is allowed to keep one trophy bass of 5lbs or bigger for mounting if he or she so chooses.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are only allowed on pontoon trips or wade trips on a case by case basis, as determined by the guide for safety reasons. A request to bring along a pet on a trip must be discussed before making your reservation and a decision will be made at that time, as to whether or not it would be appropriate.
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
For over 25 years we have committed ourselves to providing our clients with the best experience we can possibly provide for everyone from the beginner to the advanced angler. No matter what your experience level we have a trip for you. Whether it is just to spend a day on the water having fun, or to improve your knowledge about fishing and techniques one on one from a professional guide We have lake trips for 2 to 3 people from 18 1/2 -foot to 21-foot fully rigged bass boats or we have trips for families or small groups on a 20-foot fully rigged pontoon boat where we can accommodate up to 6 people on some of the trips we offer.
Our wade type trips for trout or smallmouth bass with one of our knowledgeable guides are also a great experience in the beautiful Smoky Mountain Region. You can choose to Fly Fish or Spin Fish for your catch. Either way the guide will always do his best to get you on the fish and make your trip enjoyable. With all the rods, reels, bait, tackle and equipment furnished as needed, or you can bring your own if you want. There are no hidden fees for baits or waders, etc.