The Duck River is widely considered North America’s richest river in variety of fresh water animals. Teaming with beautiful moss covered cliffs and small natural springs, the Duck River supports 151 species of fish, 60 freshwater mussel species and 22 species of aquatic snails. Filled with boulder fields, diamond chop riffles, cliff walls and grass banks, the Duck River is a paradise for fly fishermen targeting feisty Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Stripers and many other amazing game fish. Being considered by the US Geological Survey to be one of the three hot spots for fish and mussel diversity in the entire world, it is a paradise for any fly fishing enthusiast. Come join me in experiencing the longest river located entirely within the state of Tennessee.
TYPICAL CATCH: Depending on the time of year, Smallmouth Bass are plentiful and can reach five plus pounds. Small Spotted Bass usually keep you company while Largemouth lurk through the wood. The occasional Striper sends shock waves through your rod.
TOTAL RIVER MILES: 284 miles long.
TOTAL RIVER MILES GUIDED: Lower Duck River watershed.
TYPE OF TRIP AVAILABLE: Float trips during low water months or jet boat trips during high water, from creek mouth to creek mouth.
PRIMARY STYLE OF FISHING: Six to eight weight rods recommended. Trolling big streamers through deep runs to splashing poppers through shallow grass.