Knoxville Fishing Guide Service

Knoxville Fishing Guide Service is a friendly river guide business run by Jason Jeffrey, offering half day fishing trips on the Clinch and Holsten Rivers. Your guide is an East Tennessee native who’s been guiding for almost 2 decades, so you’re in great hands when it comes to exploring this part of the state.

You will be fishing aboard his 18’ Stealth Craft jet boat, the perfect vessel for navigating these shallow waters. The boat features a small and stealthy trolling motor for when the power of the currents is not enough. There’s high-quality fishing equipment on board to help you bring in the best specimens around.

Jason specializes in fly fishing along these calm, quiet rivers for species like Musky, Bass and Rainbow Trout, and Smallmouth Bass, depending on the time of year and what is in season. He is a fly fishing professional who is always happy to show anglers new and old his best tips for bringing in each species.

Your guide is committed to sustainable fishing, and maintains a strict catch-and-release policy for all species in order to protect the local fish numbers. Instead the focus is on providing the perfect platform for some amazing fly fishing fights with fish worth bragging about!

Explore some of the best fly fishing in Tennessee with Knoxville Fishing Guide Service, and have a fishing adventure you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $425
    A full day out on the water, giving you the time to get to the very best spots, as well as a few more casts towards Trout and Bass! The start times for the trip vary according to the water release schedule.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $325
    This trip will have you out on the water for 5 hours in the morning targeting Trout and Bass, depending on the season. All tackle, drinks, and a light lunch are included in the price. The trip does not include a fishing license, so make sure to get one before the trip. Trip start times vary according to the water release schedule.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $325
    This is a half day fishing trip targeting Trout and Bass, depending on the season. The trip comes with tackle, drinks, and a light lunch included. Note that you should buy a fishing license before the trip. The start times vary according to the water release schedule.
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About the Captain

Jason Jeffrey
Andersonville, Tennessee, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2017
Knoxville Fishing Guide is a specialty fishing guide business run by Jason, an East Tennessee native who has been guiding these rivers for the last 21 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Carp Carp
Garfish Garfish
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Stealth Craft (Jet boat) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 80HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Benj L.
KIMBERLIN HGT, TN
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Full day trip on the Clinch

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on October 4, 2021
If you are looking to have an experience with a guide, whether you are an advanced or beginner, Jason is your guy.  I had...
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Clinton Township, MI
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 16, 2021
If you are looking for a local guide that knows the waters and where the fish are biting look know further.  Jason was very...
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Kingston, TN
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GO LOCAL!!!! GREAT experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 11, 2021
Jason is not only personable, he is professional and knowledgable and most of all patient!  So often we find guides give that...
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Pineville, NC
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Full day with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2021
Beautiful day in a beautiful location on the Clinton River. Fishing was slow in the morning with slow current. However, the...
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FAQs about Knoxville Fishing Guide Service

Knoxville Fishing Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Knoxville Fishing Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Knoxville Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Knoxville Fishing Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Clinch , Holston, French Broad)
  • Lake Fishing (Melton Hill Lake)

Knoxville Fishing Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Knoxville Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Garfish
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)