There’s no better way to experience the larger rivers of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee than in a boat. Float trips cover between 3-9 miles of river depending on the trip. So whether you are experienced or a novice, float trips are a great way to see a lot of scenery while catching fish. You will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fishing, as our experienced guides lead you down one of these scenic rivers for an unforgettable trip.
Floating is preferred by many as the most effective way to fish the larger rivers of WNC. The Tuckaseegee River offers great scenery and fishing from October to June. The Watauga and South Holston are big, beautiful tailwaters offering dry fly, nymph and streamer action year round. The French Broad and Nolichucky are home to an abundance of very large smallmouth that can be taken on the fly or with spin gear. Smallmouth bass fishing is best from March to December. Whatever fish species you are interested in targeting, a float trip is an epic way to spend a day!
Curtis Wright Outfitters leads float trips on the following rivers:
- Watauga River Trout – Full Day Trips
- Tuckaseegee River – Trout – 3/4 & Full Day Trips
- Nolichucky R. – Smallmouth & Trout – 3/4 & Full Day Trips
- South Holston River – Trout – Full Day Trips
- French Broad River – Smallmouth – 1/2, 3/4 & Full Day Trips
You will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fishing, as our experienced guides lead you down one of these scenic rivers for an unforgettable trip. Wade Fishing Trips are also available. There are some mighty big fish in those big rivers!
How to Book a Trip
To book a trip or for more information please call us at 828-645-8700, visit our Asheville or Weaverville, North Carolina locations, or fill out a Trip Interest Form on the right hand side of the page and we will contact you about the details of our trips and packages.
What to Expect? Stream Reports…
To get a good idea of what you can expect on your next trip, check out our weekly Western North Carolina Stream Reports, or more specifically our WNC Tailwaters Fly Fishing Reports. These detailed weekly fly fishing reports are created and managed by our professional guides based on real world experience!
Trout or Smallmouth Bass?
We launch Trout float trips year round and Smallmouth Bass float trips March – December, 7 days a week. If you are interested in turning your fishing trip into a stay-cation, check out our Asheville Fly Fishing Packages.
Half Day Wade
(1) Angler – $200
(2) Anglers – $275
(3) Anglers – $360
Full Day Wade
(1) Angler – $300
(2) Anglers – $375
(3) Anglers – $450
Half Day – $350
3/4 Day – $400
Full Day – $450
Reservations and Cancellation Policy
A 50% deposit is required to book a trip. We have a seven day cancellation policy. Any guest who cancels more than seven days prior to the trip will receive a full refund of the deposit, and guests who cancel less than seven days prior to their trip will forfeit their deposit.