Trout Fishing

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Canoe The Caney™ Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Caney Fork River

Trout Fishing

Looking to catch the Big one? The cool, oxygenated water of the Caney Fork river is stocked by the the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) with over 100,000 fish every year, making the river an angler’s paradise! It is not uncommon for fishers to hook five and six pound trout! That’s right, we measure them by the pound in the Caney!

The best area for trout fishing, from Center Hill Dam to Betty’s Island, is completely accessible by our canoes or kayaks, but only half of this area is accessible by foot, ensuring our fishers have an ‘oar’ up on the competition! We’ll drop you off at the boat ramp just below the tailrace of Center Hill Dam, where you’ll find an abundance of fish already in attendance! The Caney Fork River is about 20-30 yards wide, on average, and flows on average about 125 cfm, so it is the perfect spot to catch the fish your family and friends will hear about for years!

Rainbow TroutThis is a fantastic opportunity for fishing enthusiasts and beginners alike! Plenty of experienced anglers have cherished memories of learning to fish from family, and this provides
you a safe and comfortable opportunity to help your family build those memories without having to fork out thousands of dollars to outfit you and your family with fishing gear! Don’t have your fishing gear with you? No problem! We have everything you need at our gift store and rental center! Try out our Fishing Package and you’ll see why fishing enthusiasts rent from Canoe the Caney!

As per Tennessee law you must have a fishing license to fish on the Caney Fork. You can purchase your license online at You will be able to print off a temporary pass.

Looking to find out more about the fish in the Caney Fork? In the following link, we will tell you the difference in brown trout and rainbow trout, what they like, and where they hide! Click here for more information.

If you want a day of fishing with an expert, let us know. We can hook (pun intended) you up with a great fishing guide!

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Current Operating Season:

Now Open Through November

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9-5 Seven Days A Week Unless Posted at the Top of Page

Driving Directions:

From Interstate 40 (I-40), take exit 273, then turn south on Hwy 56 (Smithville Hwy) toward Smithville. We are located 1 mile on your right at 17055 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point, TN 38582.