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.
This is the fifth straight day of sunny skies, light winds, and no rain. TVA continues to operate two or more generators twenty-four seven at Douglas Dam. The Little Pigeon River reads 2.3 ft at the gauge in Sevierville, and the water is clear. The smallie bite has...read more
The last time I took Robert on a guided trip for river smallies was last June. At that point, the majority of the French Broad River post spawn smallies had exited the Little Pigeon River. Today, was the inverse of that moment in time, with the pre-spawn run just...read more
Today, I had the pleasure of guiding David and Wes. David had traveled from Louisiana to visit his son Wes in Knoxville, and to attend some of the events at the Bassmaster Classic. Wes had scheduled a river smallie trip with me a couple of months ago, knowing that his...read more
They say that the "The Third Time is the Charm", but maybe it is the 'Fourth Time is the Charm" when it comes to down to guiding Robert for trophy smallmouth. I will get to that in a moment. I usually make mention of the generation schedule at Douglas Dam in my...read more
I had the pleasure of taking Jeff from Ohio today on a smallie fishing trip on the French Broad and Little Pigeon Rivers. I had a couple of trips with Robert this week and the trend from the beginning of the week to the end was not heading in a positive direction. The...read more
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.