River Information
Species:  Rainbow and Brown Trout
Angler Type:  Boat or Wade
Access Type:  Public and Private
General Flies:  Midges, Nymphs, Sulphurs and Streamers

Suggested Gear
8 ft  to 9 ft 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rods

Fishing and River Description
The Duck River below Normandy Dam is managed as a put-and-take trout
fishery by TWRA.  It recievies high water temperatures in the summer and
get very few hold over trout.  The Duck does however offer a quick fix for
the middle Tennessee angler if the Caney or Elk are blown out.

Please practice safe wading practices and be sure to check the
generation schedules before you go.
Click here for TVA Generation Schedule

State Wide Regulations as of 2009
Duck River (Below Normandy Dam)
  • Daily limit 7 Trout, no minimum length limit
For more information on daily creel limits and additional information
please refer to the
2009 Tennessee Fishing Regulations

Public River Access
Access 1:  Normandy Dam Access
Access 2:  Normandy Hatchery Day Use Area
Access 3:  Red Hill Bridge
Access 4:  Demant Bridge
Access 5:  Three Forks Bridge

Click here for a detailed TWRA Map!

Click here for TVA Generation Schedule!

Getting There
From Nashville, TN go east on Insterstate 24 towards Chattanooga, then
take exit 105 to Hwy 41, then turn right on Blanton Chapel Road, then left
on Lyndell Bell Road, then right onto Frank Hiles Road

Local Guides
Xtreme Trout

Local Fly Shops
Game Fair Ltd
Cumberland Transit

Places to Stay
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