It's said that trout fishing in Eastern Tennessee is the best East of the Mississippi. Bring your own poles or sign up with any of the local anglers who offer guided fishing trip to the South Holston River and the Watauga River. You will find all types of trout as well as bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, striped and hybrid bass. Other popular rivers include Nolichucky, Holston Proper, and French Broad Rivers. Check out the links to the right for this year's hatchery schedule as well as fishing outfitters in the area.