About River Smallie Adventures

I have been fishing for smallmouth bass for decades in the lakes and rivers in the upper Midwest, Mid-South and East Tennessee. I have been passionate (some might even say obsessed) about fishing for smallmouth bass in moving water ever since I took my first trip as a child on the Red Cedar River in west central Wisconsin.

My greatest joy is teach to anglers whether they be young or old the skills necessary to catch more and bigger fish. I am also aware that some clients just want to spend a relaxing day on the water to decompress. Catching fish might not be as important as taking the time to enjoy the outdoors and to get away from your busy and demanding lifestyles. It is your trip and I can make it as intensely focused on fishing as you want or more laid back. I tailor my trips based on the needs and expectations of the client.

I do not fish while I am guiding. It is my job to spend all of my time and energy to put you in position, so you can cast to actively feeding fish. I also am licensed to guide in Tennessee and insured. If you have any questions about us, or would like to book a tour, contact me today!

A Message from Captain Jay

River Smallie Adventures will not be booking any fishing tours in East Tennessee from May thru October 2023.

Instead, I will be guiding on the rivers in and around Lake Holcombe, Wisconsin during that time - May thru October 2023.

I will resume guiding in East Tennessee from November thru April, 2024.

I look forward to hitting the water with you when I get back! In the meantime, if you are interested in seeing what adventures await in Wisconsin, visit my Lake Holcombe page for more information, or to book a tour!