Asheville's The Whitewater Sportsman offers guided float fishing trips on the French Broad River, North Carolina's premier smallmouth bass fishery. A maximum of two anglers and a guide go in each raft. They use classic light tackle spinning gear and techniques with artificial lures, and practice catch and release fishing. The spinning gear is provided, but feel free to bring your fly rod and gear if you prefer. Choose a full or a half-day float. Full day trips spend 7-8 hours on the water and half day trips 4-5 hours, depending on conditions and require no no experience.