Knoxville Fishing Guide Service

Knoxville Fishing Guide Service is a friendly river guide business run by Jason Jeffrey, offering full and half day fishing trips on the Clinch , French Broad, and Holston 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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    This is a half day fishing trip for two anglers targeting Rainbow and Brown Trout (4-hour tour). I supply all the fishing gear. A fishing license is not included, you can get them online from T.W.R.A. Starting times can change a little depending on the water release schedule from T.V.A. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $350
    This is a half day fishing trip for two anglers targeting Rainbow ,Brown Trout or smallmouth bass( 4 hr tour) .I supply all the fishing gear . Fishing license is not included you can get them online from T.W.R.A . Starting times can change a little depending on the water release schedule from T.V.A . Please bring your own drinks / snacks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    A full day out on the water for two anglers, 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. The trip includes snacks, drinks, and a lunch.
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About the Captain

Jason Jeffrey
Andersonville, Tennessee, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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

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
Clinch, Holston, French Broad.
Lake Fishing
Melton Hill Lake.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Lunch
On full day trips only.
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
Ages 10 and up.
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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 3.5% charge will apply.

Recent Fishing Reports

Fall / Winter Trout fishing has been ama
Fall / Winter Trout fishing has been ama
November 29, 2022
Our weather has been nice and mild compared to a lot of the U.S this season. Halloween and Thanksgiving have past and now we are locked into the winter transition. The days are short and the mornings are cold. Mid-day has been the best bite and also avg temps 40-50 has made for some pleasant fishing. Fly fishing with nymphs have been producing the most fish. Streamers and minnow type flys have been catching the largest fish. My non fly fishing clients have been really successful with jerk baits . Rainbow trout have been the ticket this season. Most catches are in the 14-20” protected range. These fish put up a heck of a fight and look great in the photos. Book a trip with me and I will take you right to the nice ones!
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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4 hours with Captain Jason
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Fishing with Jason
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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John B.
Florence, Kentucky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning Half-Day PLUS With Captain Jeffrey!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 17, 2022
Awesome… just darn awesome!  12 year old son hauled in 7 Smallmouth fighting long and hard.  This Dad got 2 more, but bested...
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Russell S.
Cincinnati, OH
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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4 hours with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 20, 2022
Captain Jason is friendly, knowledgeable, safety conscious, and patient with non-fishermen. He was very good company and worked...
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Travis R.
Forest, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Trip with Jason

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 21, 2022
Great equipment, great location, knew the river very well!  In coming around different bends of the river we were fishing...
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Cheryl S.
Greeneville, Tennessee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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All day fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 19, 2022
Had a wonderful experience caught many fish. I would so recommend this for any angler
Cheryl S. recommends Knoxville Fishing Guide Service
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Kirk S.
Maryville, TN
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Jason

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 25, 2022
Great day on the river.  Views are amazing.  Learned new fishing techniques from Jason which was helpful. Fishing was a little...
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FAQs about Knoxville Fishing Guide Service

Knoxville Fishing Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour 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
  • Lunch (On full day trips only.)
  • 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
  • Popping
  • 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)