Re: Elk River, TN
You're about 3 1/2hrs from the Elk if you're in Jackson. About the same for the Caney, which is a much better river to fish. I've had some real good days on the Elk, but generally you're going to catch smaller fish and they are usually harder to catch than the Caney. But in all honesty, I would leave the Mid TN rivers as a back up and head to the Little Red. Its about just as far away and a much better fishery. A lot more milage of trout water and bigger fish. Cow shoals and Swinging Bridge are my favorites. Plus you can rent boats and take those up river to islands/shoals that arent accessible any other way, then drift back down.