August 31, 2015

Nashville Bound

Not today, not tomorrow, but this upcoming Labor Day weekend...

The family & I have never been there, (actually a bit of a lie, I went there for work once but hardly got out of the hotel), so about two months ago, on a whim, we bought a few "Wanna Get Away" tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Other than country music, which definitely isn't my expertise, I don't know a whole lot about Nashville. We're planning on doing all of the touristy things, and even scoped out some pretty indulgent places to eat...because let's be honest, local eats are always the highlight of any trip.

What I'm curious is if there are any places (be they urban...creeks, parks, whatever) where I might be able to do a little fishing on foot? Even if it's just to sneak away for an hour or two...tenkara rods pack up too small not to bring one everywhere.

Fly South - Maybe these guys can help me out?

That said, we are staying at the Gaylord Opryland just for the spectacle, and well as Bill Heavey wrote earlier this year in Field & Stream, perhaps the fishing opportunity might be closer than I think?

Some BIG goldfish lurk in the Opryland fountains

For real, will take any recommendations - landmarks, attractions, food, fishing - in the comments below... Appreciate the help!


  1. City Parks:

    Best fishing is east of Nashville starting with the Caney Fork River which is a diverse fishery.

  2. I've always wanted to visit Nashville as a tourist. I did make a pit stop at a gas station right next to the Titans stadium after my friends van broke down.

    If there's one thing I love more than fishing, it's food. I am looking forward to seeing some of the local eats you find. Don't disappoint me! haha :)