Kerr Scott has lmb, smallmouth, crappie, bream, hybrids and spotted bass. Some of the guys on this forum know where they hide.
Yeah, my dad mentioned Watauga lake, but I was trying to avoid the dreaded visitor temporary license charge$$$$ Just did that in Florida and it cost me $60 for 7 days for salt and fresh water with no additions. I may try Watauga some time, just not this time. When you say "the new river" are you referring to the Yadkin or Lewis fork or am I off on both? My gheenoe will get into some skinny water, 3-5 inches, but I'd rather not try shooting rapids with it if you know what I mean. I'm thinking I'll make Kerr my first trip out that way and maybe give Rhodhiss a try on the next unless I end up killing them on Kerr with some beginners luck. Thanks for the input folks. I'll put up a report when I get out there.Your gheenoe could do sections of the new river if you did it without a motor like a canoe but the water is low in the summers and you'd probably be better of just renting a canoe and having them shuttle you. If you go out hwy 321 to Tennessee you can get to watauga lake in about 35-45 minutes. Lake trout in there but I've never fished it with a boat myself. If you do a search there is a Tennessee angler site where a guy posts about catching stuff there.
The New River. Not a new river, it's quite old. But it's actually called the New, that's the name of it. One of the few that flows South to North, and its headwaters are in North Carolina. I've fished the South Fork of the New, caught some smallies just randomly tossing a shallow diver plug. If I'd known what I was doing and been seriously fishing, I think we'd have done better. There are sections further downstream, and into Virginia that are supposed to be very good fishing as well, but do a search for New River, you'll find some posts I would imagine.When you say "the new river" are you referring to the Yadkin or Lewis fork or am I off on both?