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Elk River

  • Trout Species: Rainbow and Brown
  • Angler Type: Wade or Boat
  • Access Type: Public or Private

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Description

The Elk River below Tim’s Ford Dam is also managed as a put-and-take fishery, however unlike the Duck River.  The Elk does have some hold over Brown Trout.  It can unfortunately receive a good amount of pressure on the weekends, by both anglers from the Nashville area and from Alabama.

The Elk River is a Tailwater fishery so always check the Generation Schedule before you go.

Click Here for TVA Generation Schedule and select Tim’s Ford Dam from Lakes and Recreation on the right.

Suggested Flies

  • Zebra Midges
  • Tungsten Bead Head Pheasant Tails
  • Scuds
  • Sow Bugs
  • Streamers

Suggested Rods/Reels/Lines

9 foot 4,5,6 or 7 weight rods with matching reels and floating fly lines, unless throwing streamers, then use sinking fly lines

Fishing Regulations

Please be sure to check current regulations if you are unfamiliar, many of our tailwaters have unique regulations.

Tennessee Fishing Regulations

Click here to purchase a Tennessee Fishing License

Public Access Points

  1. Highway 50 Access
  2. Farris Creek Bridge
  3. Old Dam Ford
  4. Shiloh Bridge

Click here for a TWRA map of Stocked Trout Waters

Click here for TWRA Boating and Fishing Access Sites

Getting There

From Nashville, go east on Interstate 24 towards Chattanooga, take exit 127 on to TN 50 towards Winchester, then turn right to Mingo Road, Right on Garrett, left to Lynchburg, and finally right to Tim’s Ford Dam.

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