Located below Tims Ford Dam, the Elk River is popular for panfish and trout fishing. The tailwaters below the dam are about 50 feet wide with gravel bars and intermittent deep pools. For approximately 15 miles, brook, brown, and rainbow trout await you whether you wade, fish from a boat, or fish from the bank.
Wade into the river’s pools as the morning’s mist still hangs sleepily over it. A turtle splashes as it jumps clumsily from the fallen log. Squirrels chatter among the branches. Cicadas are waking. The day is already heating up, but you’re not worried about checking the time. You have all the time in the world.
Take your catch back to your cabin at Rivers Edge and prepare a dinner of fresh trout and grilled veggies. Top off the evening in an Adirondack chair by the fire pit. Life is good.