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Smallmouth Float Trip: Full Day

7-8 hours of guided smallmouth bass fishing on the river. 1 or 2 people total. Trip meets at 6-7am, location set by fishing guide. You will be required to run your own shuttle due to smallmouth rivers being remote. Smallmouth floats will require spinning rod use (conventional tackle).

$475 · 8 hours

Backcountry Trip: Full Day (1-2 anglers)

Backcountry fishing trip full-day. Starts at 6-7am at location set by guide, finishing at 3-3:30pm.

$400 · 8 hours

Backcountry Trip: Half-Day (1-2 anglers)

Backcountry fishing trip full-day. Starts at 6-7am at location set by guide, finishing at 3-3:30pm.

$300 · 4 hours 30 minutes

Musky Float Trip: Full Day

7-8 hours of guided musky fishing on the river. 1 or 2 people total. Trip meets at 6-7am, location set by fishing guide. You will be required to run your own shuttle due to musky rivers being remote.

$475 · 8 hours

Full Day Trout Wade: 1 Angler

8 hour guided wade fishing trip for 1 angler. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$325 · 8 hours

Full Day Trout Wade: 2 Anglers

8 hour guided wade fishing trip for 2 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$400 · 8 hours

Full Day Trout Wade: 3 Anglers

8 hour guided wade fishing trip for 3 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$475 · 8 hours

Full Day Trout Wade: 4 Anglers

8 hour guided wade fishing trip for 4 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$775 · 8 hours

Full Day Trout Wade: 5 Anglers

8 hour guided wade fishing trip for 5 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$875 · 8 hours

Half Day Trout Wade: 1 Angler

4 hours guided wade fishing for 1 person. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$225 · 4 hours

Half Day Trout Wade: 2 Anglers

4 hour guided wade fishing trip for 2 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$300 · 4 hours

Half Day Trout Wade: 3 Anglers

4 hour guided wade fishing trip for 3 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$375 · 4 hours

Half Day Trout Wade: 4 Anglers

4 hour guided wade fishing trip for 4 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$575 · 4 hours

Half Day Trout Wade: 5 anglers

4 hour guided wade fishing trip for 5 anglers. Trips meet at 6-7am in the morning at location set by fishing guide.

$675 · 4 hours

Ethan Hollifield

Ethan Hollifield caught his first trout on a fly rod when he was four years old, and with the mentoring of his grandfathers, he became addicted to the sport at an early age. Born and raised in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Ethan has wet a line in almost every river in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. His favorite fish to target are aggressive river smallmouth on streamers and wild trout on dry flies. While pursuing a B.S. in Parks and Natural Resource Management at NC State, he was also a member of the national championship winning collegiate bass fishing team Basspack. If he's not fishing, he enjoys camping, hunting, tying flies, and playing bluegrass.

Matt Michel

Matt grew up in Watauga County, NC and learned to fly fish at a young age. He is a former member of the North Carolina Competitive Fly Fishing Team, which allowed him to travel the East Coast competing in Fly Fishing Tournaments. He received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biological Engineering from NC State University, where he was also a member of the National Championship winning Basspack fishing team. In his free time, Matt enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and dog on their Carolina Skiff.

Mitchell Carter

Mitchell Carter was raised exploring and fishing the rivers, creeks, and streams of Western NC and Eastern Tennessee. He claims that his mother and grandfather taught him the basics of trout and bass fishing at an early age. Many of the lessons they taught him still follow him in his guiding career. Born and raised in Bakersville NC, Mitchell’s favorite species to target are wild trout in mountain streams and river smallmouth. When Mitchell isn’t fishing, he enjoys camping, hiking, and riding horses. Feel free to ask him any questions about life in the mountains, or anything about the area in general.

Paul Kisielewski

Paul is an expert at guiding on big rivers by boat and excels at wading Western North Carolina's smaller rivers for trout. He grew up in Lake Lure, NC. He received his BSBA from Appalachian State University and dreamed of becoming a professional fisherman every day in class. After years of having a corporate career for the largest chemical safety company worldwide, Paul founded SAA. USCG Licensed, for musky fishing around Asheville. It is hard to find a more genuine or pleasant guide than Paul Kisielewski.