Backpacking The Smokies

Walking and hiking is the best way to see Smoky Mountain National Park. Eons of time have weathered the mountains creating a vast diversity of habitat for plants and animals. As if that wasn’t enough, the park also sports 600 miles of streams and numerous waterfalls offering hikers plentiful places to linger. It is truly heaven.

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Use A System To Catch Big River Cats

Catfish guide, Jim Moyer of Clarksville, Tenn., has been specializing in river catfish fishing for over 20 years. He loves fishing for them “because there are plenty of them and they get big!” Here are some of his tips for catching these monsters!

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Cold Water Hotspots For Bucketmouth Bass

Yes anglers, bucketmouth bass bite in winter and early in spring. Depending on the weather conditions, the fish move to deeper or shallower water. The author takes you to Kentucky Lake to get a pro’s eye view of how to make winter bass fishing pay off.

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Big Stripers: Monsters In The Night

Night fishing for big stripers means more success during the summer because boat traffic is light and stripers become more active, says guide Tom Richards of Kingsport, Tenn. Here are some tips to help you catch your trophy.

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Canoeing On Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau

The bow of your canoe cuts the clear cold stream below sandstone capped cliffs covered with rhododendrons and hemlock. Your pace is smooth and slow as you breathe the pristine air of the steep canyons worn smooth by ancient waters. The sounds of the summer tanager are eclipsed by the sassy calls of the kingfisher. Then another sound grows in your ears. A distant jet soaring overhead. No. Rapids!

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