Tennessee Trout Water

May 1, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Jeff Samsel writes about the great fishing to be had in the Clinch, Holston, Tellico and Hiwassee rivers, as well as in the Great Smokey Mountains in the eastern part of the state. “Wild rainbows predominate in the majority of the Smokies’ fishable waters. Browns abound in the lower reaches of several creeks. Brook trout fill the headwaters, but most brook trout waters are closed to fishing as part of a long-term project to restore and protect native trout populations.” In Tennessee Game & Fish.