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Tennessee River Fishing Charters
The Tennessee River is formed near Knoxville, where the Holston River and the French Broad River converge. It’s a big river – the largest of the Ohio River’s tributaries, and it’s home to some big fish.

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Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Tennessee River Fishing

The Tennessee River is formed near Knoxville, where the Holston River and the French Broad River converge. It’s a big river – the largest of the Ohio River’s tributaries, and it’s home to some big fish. One of the most sought-after finned prizes is the striped bass. These fish get huge in the Volunteer State. The state record weighed a whopping 65 pounds, 6 ounces. One of the best places to find big, hungry stripers is in the Tennessee River. To successfully fish the nooks and crannies of this water, you’ll need an experienced fishing guide. Look no further than Savage Strike Fishing Charters.

Savage Strike provides experienced fishing guides who know the river well, along with understanding the feeding patterns of river stripers. If you’ve caught landlocked stripers in lakes and reservoirs, you might think you know all about fishing for striped bass in rivers. Think again. You’ll need a different strategy to find and land river stripers. This is where a great fishing guide service comes in handy.

Savage Strike Fishing Charters offers summer fishing for trophy stripers just west of Knoxville. If you’re in the area and want to get some angling thrills, give them a call. This is a nice day trip from the Smokies. While the kids are busy riding go-carts in Pigeon Forge, and the non-fishermen are shopping and seeing the sights in Gatlinburg, you can sneak off for some awesome fishing action.

Savage Strike usually makes two fishing trips a day in the summer – one in the morning that lasts for four hours, and another four-hour trip in the late afternoon. If you’ve ever experienced a mid-afternoon summer day in the Deep South, you’ll appreciate the timing of the daily trips. Tennessee summers can be brutal, but in the early mornings and late afternoons on the water, the temperatures are usually very pleasant. The fish seem to like them, too.

Savage Strike has been very consistent with the number of fish they catch every day. This ranges from twenty to fifty stripers a day, and sometimes more. Their daily numbers would be even higher if they used small baits to catch small stripers under five pounds, but that’s not their goal. They want to put their clients on fish in the ten-thirty-pound category, with the occasional striper that’s even heftier. Last summer, more than half the fish caught by Savage Strike and their customers weighed in the twelve to eighteen-pound category.

Most of the time, Savage Strike practices catch and release. This isn’t usually possible in the summer when you land stripers in lakes and reservoirs because of the water temperature. The water temperatures in these landlocked bodies of water are simply too warm to allow the released fish a chance to survive. Things are different on the Tennessee River, however. The Tennessee has numerous dams, and the water below the dams is cool and rich in oxygen. This makes summer catch and release possible. As a result, the stripers here are numerous, and they have a chance to grow to a hefty size.

 

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