The Watauga River is one of the most talked about trout rivers in the Southeastern United States – boasting 2000-3000 fish per mile.
This scenic river snakes 18 miles though beautiful rock cliffs and farm country, eventually connecting with Boone Lake as part of the TVA Reservoirs. Brown trout and rainbow trout dominate the Watauga River, along with others species of bass inhabiting the lower stretches and Boone. Both wade fishing and float trips can be booked on the Watauga River, depending on the section of river fished, water release schedules, and species targeted.
At Riverbend, you can launch a small boat, a canoe, kayak or just walk right in to one of the most active parts of the river. Within a short drive, you’ll be right in the heart of some of the best trophy trout in the state. When you’re finished, relax at Riverbend, cook up a few trout on the grill, sit by the fire and wait for tomorrow to begin.