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Guided Fishing Trips in East TN

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trips

Smallie fishing on the river with licensed fishing guide Jay Bradley. Book your trip today!

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East Tennessee Fishing Adventures

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East TN Fishing Trips

I am Captain Jay Bradley. The owner and sole fishing guide of River Smallie Adventures. I received my Captain’s License from the United States Coast Guard, and I am a licensed fishing guide in the state of Tennessee. If you are looking for an enjoyable day of smallmouth bass fishing on the river in Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or the surrounding areas, then you have come to the right place. Whether you’re a first-timer, a recreational weekend fisherman, or a professional, I’m happy to provide exciting and fun guided fishing tours to customers with any level of experience and expertise. As a professional freshwater fishing guide, my goal is to give you the best opportunity to catch smallmouth bass (smallies) in the beautiful tailrace and freestone rivers of East Tennessee. In addition to smallies, we may also fish for largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, striped bass, hybrid bass, walleyes, sauger, and crappies. This is your river fishing trip, so if you want to fish for something other than smallmouth bass I am more than happy to guide you for these other species of game fish.

Captain’s Report

River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 6, 2018

I had a great trip on Friday with Greg from Knoxville followed by another equally great trip with Greg from Farragut today. He has been a very loyal customer over the past couple of years and I have had some of my best days on the water with him. Some of that has to...

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River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 4, 2018

I had a feeling that it was going to be a good day of fishing when Greg and I eased into our first spot and a smallmouth was chasing a  threadfin shad in about a foot of water. I asked him to cast to the spot where we saw the activity, but there were no takers. On his...

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River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 2, 2018

As I have mentioned in my two previous posts that there has been a relationship observed by a number of fishermen over the years that the fish sometimes really turn on that third day when the weather and the water conditions change very little. Fortunately, that...

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Things to do in Gatlinburg

As a frequent fishing guide in Gatlinburg, the majority of rivers we fish are a short drive from Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Smoky Mountain National Park, and the surrounding areas. If you are looking to get away from the rides, arcades, shows, and hustle and bustle of the Parkway while on vacation, planning a relaxing day of smallmouth bass fishing on an East Tennessee river might be just what you need.

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River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 6, 2018

River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 6, 2018

I had a great trip on Friday with Greg from Knoxville followed by another equally great trip with Greg from Farragut today. He has been a very loyal customer over the past couple of years and I have had some of my best days on the water with him. Some of that has to...

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River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 4, 2018

River Smallie Adventures Fishing Report May 4, 2018

I had a feeling that it was going to be a good day of fishing when Greg and I eased into our first spot and a smallmouth was chasing a  threadfin shad in about a foot of water. I asked him to cast to the spot where we saw the activity, but there were no takers. On his...

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Testimonials

Our experience with Jay was awesome. He was truly committed to finding fish and giving me and my buddy the best day on the water possible. We caught close to 20 smallmouth on a combination of live bait and spinnerbaits and a 4 lb 6 oz stud on topwater as the sun was setting. He even gave us some great advice on some other fishing spots in the area. All I can say is that we truly had a great River Smallie Adventure.

Lance C.