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Caney Fork River Information Facts

Caney Fork River Information Facts

Bookmark this page and use this collection of information and links to help guide your next float or fishing trip on the Caney Fork River . Localwaters welcomes any relevant information or facts on the Caney Fork River you are willing to share with others here on this page, use our contact form or via email.


1Outfitters2Conservation Groups3Government Agencies4Regulations5Guides6Camping

Caney Fork River Outfitters:


Big Rock Market / Caney Fork Outdoors 931-858-0967
Bait, Tackle, Fly Shop, Groceries, Canoe Rental, Kayak Rental, Kayak Sales, Cabins, Guides, Gasoline, Restaurant. General Store, Fuel. I’ve been going there for years and have never been disappointed in their, service, knowledge or dedication to the Caney Fork River. They are the only canoe and kayak rental I’d recommend.



Surf the Caney


Shuttle Service to and from: Dam, Happy Hollow, Betty’s Island, Stonewall, South Carthage. Cumberland River $25 (2012)


Caney Fork River Weather


Stop Aquatic Hitchikers

Conservation Groups active on Caney Fork River:


Trout Unlimited Cumberland Chapter


Caney Fork River Watershed Association


The Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA)


Government Agencies:
US Army Corps of Engineers-Nashville


US Army Corps of Engineers

– Center Hill Lake Web Page


US Army Corps of Engineers River gauge on Caney Fork River at Gordonsville


United States Geological Survey Gauge on Smith Fork Creek


Waterwatch USGS Special Web Project visualizing river gauge data over time

United States Geological Survey


Most recent Survey of tailwater Trout Fishery


Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Water quality-Pollution control


Caney Fork River Watershed Description and Maps


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
Fish Rearing Hatchery-Fish Stocking Partner with TWRA

Andrew L. Currie, Hatchery Manager
145 Fish Hatchery Road
Celina, TN 38551



Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Licensing-Game Enforcement-Stocking-Boating Registration


Tailwater trout regulations for Caney Fork River as of 2012: TWRA go to site for current regulations
Creel Limit 5 Any species combination with the following provisions:
Brown Trout must be 24 inches or larger: may keep 1
Brook or Rainbow Trout 20 inches or larger: may keep 1 of each
Protected slot of 14-20 inches all species must be immediately released unharmed
Brook or Rainbow less than 14″ may be harvested
It’s a $200 fine per fish for breaking these regulations-BEWARE no warnings-no excuses


Walleye run regulation in effect on the upper end of Center Hill Reservoir, including the Caney Fork River beginning at the boat ramp at Rock Island State Park and extending upstream to Great Falls Dam. Anglers restricted to use of one hook having a single barb or lure containing a single hook with one barb from Jan. 1?Apr. 30. No more than 3 rods and reels or poles may be used.


Boating Regulations:


TWRA Boating Regulations


Fishing Regulations:


TWRA go to site for current regulations




Power generation and water release schedule


Current Caney Fork Fishing Reports and River Information:

From Joel Martin of Big Rock Market / Caney Fork Outdoors who sees the river more than anyone

Weekly Caney Fork Fishing Report

Caney Fork River tn Fishing Guides:

Ronnie Howard at Cumberland Transit: Cell:615-613-2334 Fly Shop: 615-321-4069

Drift boats, can handle larger groups, fly fishing, casting instruction, vast experience on many other Tennessee rivers but the Caney Fork is his localwater.

Xtreme Trout
Steve Sylvis

5407 Edmondson Pike, Nashville Tennessee 37211
(615) 438-2119


Wayland Johnson

Trout Guide. Caney Fork River tn.

(Also Canoe Excursions)

615-237-3991 or



Mike Anderson

Trout, Stripers-Fly Fishing


615-895-8675 or



Caney Fork River Boat and Engine Repair:


Clark’s Marine Service: 615-597-6001


Center Hill Boat Repair: 931-858-0555


Classic Watercraft & Marine: 931-858-5796


Cookeville Dock & Resort: 931-858-4008


JBeez Watercraft: 800-868-9232 or 931-858-2628


You might need a good prop shop if you use a power boat on the Caney Fork:


Prop Shop Sales & Svc

(615) 255-0593

719 Main St, Nashville, TN

I’ve been very happy with these folks over the years fast and honest.


Caney Fork River Camping:

Long Branch Campground-near dam and on the river-Corps Of Engineers

Edgar Evins State Park Campground

Floating Mill Campground

Ragland Bottoms Campground

Rock Island State Park

Locations of campgrounds: see maps




Blogs about the Caney Fork River-

Spinner on the Caney

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