The Holston River Park has it all when it comes to a family-friendly, activity-packed park close to downtown Knoxville. The Holston River is one of East Tennessee's better warm water sport fisheries and provides a home to all species of black bass. Smallmouth bass and rock bass are the primary game fish in the Holston.
Clinch River is one of Tennessee's premier warm water fishing resources. Below Norris Dam lies 13 miles of tail waters stocked with rainbow and brown trout that make for some of the finest trout fishing in the state, while also providing good fishing for smallmouth bass, rock bass, white bass, crappie, and walleye. Above the Weir Dam, fishermen in boats can find deeper water in which to fish. The section below the Weir Dam provides the more shallow cascading water preferred by fly fishermen in waders. It's a challenging river to fly fish, demanding a stealthy approach, delicate presentation, small flies and drag-free drifts.
The 34,000-acre reservoir created by the Norris Dam is home to some of the best trout fishing in the southeast. There are also trophy sized bass and annually stocked walleye.