French Broad River float fishing

Chris Manderson - 05/21/2012

The week looks good for fishing the French Broad River.  High flows should be back down to manageable levels and the smallmouth spawn is behind us, so conditions look good.  Fish will be widely distributed in runs and shoals, especially is lazy current areas, so covering as much water as possible will be a key to steady action.  Try small crankbaits and curly-tail jigs, and experiment with colors for best results.   Call Chris Manderson at 828 216-1336, or visit, for more information about fishing the FBR.

Posted by: The Whitewater Sportsman
Located in: Asheville, NC Phone: 828 216-1336

Nothing beats floating down the river on a cool mountain day. See the eddy, flip back the bail of your spinning reel, toss the lure, and retrieve. It doesn't get any better... at least until a strong, river smallmouth strikes your line and the fight is on! Fishing Asheville, North Carolina, we offer guided fishing trips in the French Broad River Basin floating in rafts equipped with fishing-specific oar frames. Efforts are concentrated on the main French Broad River, with several tributaries providing quality options as needed.

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