Nolichucky River Outing – Nolichucky Gorge Campground

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From its origin in North Carolina at the confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers, the “Chucky”, as the locals call it, comes out of the rugged mountains into the quiet town of Erwin, Tennessee.  From the town of Erwin, the river changes character significantly. The Chucky goes from being a fast flowing narrow gorge to wider softer flowing water and continues toward the French Broad River and eventually into Douglas Lake. The Nolichucky offers anglers the ability to encounter smallmouth, trout and the occasional musky that make their home in the gin clear waters of this great river.  Seasons, weather and water levels dictate which section of the river your trip will be on.  The Nolichucky will contend with any smallmouth bass river for its wonderful mountainous views and variety of fish. Wade and drift fishing the Nolichucky in March, like all freestone streams, is very dependent on rain fall and water flows.  Members are encouraged to "stay the course" and fall back to other local streams in the area as listed below if weather and water flow presents a problem.
  • Watauga      River
  • South Holston      River
  • North      Indian Creek
  • South      Indian Creek
  • Doe River
Fishing Species Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth and Muskie Outings Information Packet - Nolichucky River - 2014 MTFF Outing Vehicle Sign MTFF Outing Checklist  

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