Guided fly fishing float trips on the French Broad River in the Asheville area is much fun for both first-time and experienced anglers visiting the North Carolina mountains. All you have to do is show up! Southern Appalachian Anglers supplies a specially designed drift boat, all your equipment and a friendly guide that knows all the great fishing spots. Take a half or full-day trip. It's a great way to unwind and enjoy the peaceful environs of the flowing river.
Their guides specialize in smallmouth bass and trophy trout fishing. There are many advantages of a float trip including the ability to fish in many different spots in a short amount of time. Plus, enjoy wildlife sightings, birds singing and scenic views along the world's third oldest river. One option for your river trip is through Biltmore Estate with views of the castle. And you'll take home great memories and skills to use for a lifetime.
Guided smallmouth bass trips are one of their most popular trips. March through May and September through April are generally the best months for larger sized fish, with the summer months being great for quantities. Catching 20 to 50 smallmouth in one trip is not uncommon.
The best time of year to book for your guided trout fishing float trip is October through May since there is cooler water. These months provide trout with colder water and fisherman with quality and quantities of fish.
Looking for the thrill of landing bigger fish? Southern Appalachian Anglers also offers some of the best trophy musky (muskellunge) fishing trips in the southeast. Musky fishing in Western North Carolina’s mountains is great year round. Fall, winter and early spring are the best times to chase these monsters. Their guides know the best spots to find them!
During the half-day float trips ($350/couple), you'll cover about 2-4 miles of river in four hours. The full-day ($450/couple) covers 4 to 12 miles during your 8 hours. Both trips include equipment, cold beverages - full-day floats also include shoreside lunch.
More Fishing Trip Options
Their guides are skilled at fishing all of the rivers in Western North Carolina, so you have many additional rivers to explore. They also provide equipment for wade trips also. For the avid outdoorsman, ask about their Backcountry Fly Fishing trips into the remote areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville. These personalized trips are available March through November and include hiking into secluded fishing spots for trophy trout.
Southern Appalachian Anglers is Asheville’ premier fly fishing guide service. They are a licensed and insured fishing guide outfitter. Every guide has 25+ years experience of fishing our mountains and are CPR and First Aid Certified. Owners Paul and Kacie Kisielewski enjoy sharing their love of fishing.
For more info and to book a trip, go to their Web site.