The French Broad River starts in North Carolina and flows southwest 218 miles until it meets with the Holston River here in Knoxville TN and forms the Tennessee River. The 32 mile stretch from Douglas Dam to the Tennessee River is one of our Smallmouth Bass fisheries that we float with drift boats. Floating this river offers the best overall experience while covering water efficiently. The river is very scenic from top to bottom with farmland and wildlife along the way. While the French Broad offers exceptional views it's main attraction is its fishing opportunities for quality Smallmouth Bass. The seasons for the Smallmouth are spring, summer and fall.