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When to Fish The French Broad

The French Broad River begins in Translyvania County, North Carolina and flows north through Downtown Asheville before exiting the state near Hot Springs, North Carolina . Because of the river's low elevation, the French Broad river experiences more moderate winter temperatures than some of the other rivers mentioned. The French Broad River fishes best from late Spring to early Fall. Due to water temperatures, the French Broad river is consistent during these time periods and can be quite finicky from the late Fall to early Spring. Smallmouth bass tend to feed more aggressively when water temperatures are warmer and feed less aggressively when water temperatures are colder.