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Sevierville, TN 3rd Annual Smallmouth King Bass Tournament

Smallmouth Bass Catch-Photograph-Release Event Scheduled for Sevierville’s Rivers June 5-6

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the third annual Smallmouth King Bass Tournament on June 5-6, 2021. The tournament allows anglers to fish Sevierville’s world-class smallmouth bass waters during the area’s first catch-photograph-release event.

This two-day event is fished on the Little Pigeon River and its tributaries in Sevierville. Anglers may fish from a kayak or canoe, by wading, or from the shore. Weigh-ins are done virtually by snapping a photo of the fish on an official tournament hawg trough and uploading it to the tournament app.

“In these waters, smallmouth are king,” says tournament director and local fishing guide Greg Ward. “This tournament has grown in popularity every year because of Sevierville’s world-class smallmouth bass population – and all the things there are to see and do in town. Bring the whole family. Those who fish will be amazed. This is truly some of the best river fishing for smallmouth bass in the nation. Non-anglers will enjoy the shopping, restaurants, golf, museums and theme parks.”

Not only does the Smallmouth King Bass Tournament highlight the fish, it also showcases Sevierville’s waterways.

“Our rivers are probably the best kept secret in Sevierville,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce CEO Brenda McCroskey. “We have large, healthy fish that benefit from protein rich waters and a longer growing season – plus the views are pretty spectacular. All of that adds up to a fishing experience that’s really enjoyable and makes for a great tournament.”

Winners of the tournament will be determined by their two-day total length of smallmouth bass greater than 12 inches in length. Realtime tournament updates will keep competitors and spectators alike on the edge of their seats as anglers register their catches. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three anglers on the final day of competition.

Anglers may register now for the upcoming tournament online at www.SmallmouthKing.com. Space is limited.

Smallmouth King Bass Tournament is a great opportunity for anglers and their families to have fun in Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains. With family fun attractions like Soaky Mountain Waterpark, high end outlet shopping at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, and great restaurants and shops in historic downtown Sevierville, there are plenty of things to see and do during the tournament weekend.

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