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.

My family came to Pigeon Forge for the new Cal Ripken Experience baseball tourney. Our son Ray is 11 years old and is already an avid fisherman. Ray had been fishing behind the cabin on Little Pigeon River and at Douglas Lake with little results. We found Jay’s brochure at The Dam Store by Douglas Lake. Jay’s guided fishing on French Broad and Pigeon Forge rivers was truly exciting. My son learned how to fish in a river with Jay’s fishing tips. The boat was big enough for all three of us, extremely clean, and the trip included live bait, snacks, and beverages. The cost of tour was very reasonable and is much cheaper than other Pigeon Forge attractions. I personally have been on charter boats on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and Jay’s blew them out of the water. I highly recommend Jay’s charter service to anyone who loves river fishing. His forty plus years of knowledge shows; and the way in which he relates his knowledge was easy for our son Ray to comprehend. If we have the chance, we will use Jay’s service again. Michael from Indiana.


Brian and I wanted to thank Jay for an awesome fishing experience on the French Broad River and the Pigeon River. Jay’s experience and knowledge was exceptional! He went above and beyond to make sure our trip was a success. Thank you Jay!!