French Broad River

The French Broad River runs right through Hendersonville, NC, where Up-Close Outfitters Fly Fishing is headquartered.  It harbors an awesome population of Smallmouth Bass in the sections meandering through our backyard and the Asheville area.  The river is also home to trout, musky and tons of crawfish.

There is no better way to catch good numbers of smallmouth than to float on this Western North Carolina River.  Most Smallmouths will average1-2 pounds, but the French Broad produces 5-pound fish on a regular basis.  Midsummer fishing can be fantastic for catching a boatload of Smallies!

Fly fishermen and bait casters alike enjoy throwing to the many deep pools on this shallow river.  Our fishing rafts are specifically designed to easily navigate the many rocks and obstacles you might encounter on a day’s trip.  We maintain a heavy stock of crawfish patterns because the bass just can’t resist them.

Join us on a guided fishing trip to see just how good this forgotten river can be.

Click here for more information on our guided FLOAT TRIPS.

½ day Float Full day Float
One to two people One to two people
$300 $400

* Gratuity Not Included

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