While visiting Historic Jonesborough, be sure to see all that East Tennessee has to offer any fisherman. Whether fishing for bass or trout, this area has a variety of lakes, rivers and streams from which you can choose. Located in the Appalachian Mountains, Jonesborough is surrounded by the best tailwater and mountain stream fly fishing Tennessee has to offer. From Jonesborough, the Watauga and South Holston Rivers are just a short drive away from some of the most famous and productive tailwater river and small stream fly fishing available. Also nearby, opportunities to catch smallmouth bass and panfish abound in the Nolichucky River, the North Fork of the Holston, and the Clinch River.
Some of the lakes located close by such as Boone, Watauga and South Holston offer some of the best bass fishing around. All of these waterways are just a short drive and are located within the Tri-Cities which encompass Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol. You can also book a guide for your trip at many of these locations. If you need a Tennessee Fishing and Gaming License, purchase one online at wildlifelicense.com/tn/. Come visit us in Historic Jonesborough and see all that we have to offer. Our dining and lodging establishments are just as charming as our town. The Appalachian Mountains are plentiful with many recreational activities and your opportunities are endless.