If you’re angling to go fishing in Kingsport, you’re in luck because there are some great spots to drop a line in our fair city.

One of the best places – and fly fishermen in particular love it – is at Fort Patrick Henry Tailwater on the South Holston River. Part of beautiful Warriors’ Path State Park, this is a popular stop for any outdoor lover as boating, hiking and biking are also available. Fishing, however, is one of the top draws.

The most common fish found here include large and smallmouth bass, crappie, trout, catfish and Hybrid Striped Bass. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stocks the lake with rainbow trout each year as the cool water and good dissolved oxygen levels create an ideal habitat for this species.

The Boatyard Riverfront Park, which consists of 19 acres, is also right next to the South Fork of the Holston River and attracts countless fisherman. The park boasts two fishing piers, one of which is handicap assessable.

Allandale Mansion, which is open from sunrise to sunset, is a great location to do a little fishing as it features two stocked ponds. Other great places to put a line in the water are along the Greenbelt, which offers both fishing piers and boat ramps, Bays Mountain Park, which allows fishing from the dam for people 55 and older or under 16, and Edinburgh Park, which boasts two stocked ponds.