Trout near Nashville? About an hour east of Nashville is the Caney Fork tailwater and Southern Brookies guide service and retreat. Although not well known among other southern tailwaters, this river is home to large browns, rainbows, and brook trout and is definitely worth a visit. What makes this place truly special is the accommodations. Staying in one of the cozy trout painted vintage campers on the property is just something you have to experience.