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COVID – 19 Asheville Small Business Update

At Southern Appalachian Anglers, we are dedicated to our staff, our clients and our community. Regarding Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order beginning on March 30th, 2020 we are not offering any guide trips until April 30th, 2020. While we know this will impact our business and many others that have scheduled trip outings, we believe […]

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Fly Fishing Outfitters in Asheville

Southern Appalachian Anglers is proud to call Asheville, North Carolina home. Our guide service was founded in 2012 with the goal to provide the best guided fishing trips in Asheville, and the Southeast. SAA is one of the most well known fly fishing outfitters in Asheville and we strive to provide all of our clients […]

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What Fish Are In The French Broad River

The French Broad river is coined the 3rd oldest river in the world! Winding through Asheville’s mountain valleys, it is a beautiful river to see. The question SAA fishing guides get asked a lot is, what fish are in the French Broad river? With the river being one of the oldest in the world it […]

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Bass Fishing Asheville NC

While many anglers flock to the lake for their smallmouth bass fishing fix, our guides specialize in guiding on the freestone rivers in and around Asheville, North Carolina for trophy smallmouth bass. Bass fishing Asheville can be productive year-round if the weather permits. Asheville is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina which can […]

Best Fishing in North Carolina Mountains

Western North Carolina has been coined the trout capital of the Southeast, but the best fishing in North Carolina mountains offers way more than just trout. The mountains in North Carolina is probably one of the most underestimated fisheries in America. Our mountains offer anglers of all backgrounds with opportunities. Asheville, North Carolina is home […]

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Fishing Charter in Asheville

At Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC, we have been providing Asheville, North Carolina with industry-leading guided fishing trips since 2012. Our professional fishing guides have extensive knowledge for successfully fishing the rivers, creeks and tributaries around Asheville. Professional Fishing Guides Hiring a professional fishing guide might be overwhelming or stressful. Concerns may include is he/she professional? […]

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Bass Fishing the French Broad River in Asheville

With the French Broad river being the third oldest river in the world there’s no telling what you might catch! Our guides specialize in trophy smallmouth and the elusive musky in the French Broad river in Asheville, NC.  Bass fishing the French Broad river can be one of the most challenging rivers in Western North […]

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Tips on Fly Fishing For Smallmouth

Written by: Ethan Hollifield, Head Guide Arguably the most exciting and fun way to target smallmouth bass in rivers is with topwater flies. There really is nothing more exciting to me than to watch a topwater presentation get pounced on by a big river smallmouth. Throwing topwater flies along with the intricacy that comes with […]

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Types of Fishing in Asheville

When visiting the Appalachian mountains, most anglers think about fishing for mountain trout. While this may be on your bucket list, there are many other fishing trips available to catch multiple species right here in Asheville. Below we will illustrate some of the types of fishing available in Western North Carolina, and specifically Asheville, North […]

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Types of Trout In North Carolina

Wild, Native, and Stocked Trout. What’s the Difference? Written by: Ethan Hollifield Head Guide at Southern Appalachian Anglers The ecological history of trout in Western North Carolina has created a relatively diverse fishery as it stands today here in the mountains.  Our waterways currently hold four primary species of trout: brook trout, brown trout, rainbow […]