Fishing in the Smoky Mountains
Fishing in the Smoky Mountains provides diverse opportunities for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Explore lakes, creeks, and rivers nationally recognized for a wide variety of trout. Visit some of the country’s premiere locations for bait and fly fishing. Nonresident and resident permits can be purchased for fishing in the Smoky Mountains at several locations and online. Special tribal fishing permits can also be acquired if you want to visit the rivers, streams, and ponds on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Annual events that celebrate the tradition of fishing in the Smoky Mountains can also be found throughout the year. Families can even enjoy fishing competitions and classes. Plan the ultimate fishing trip to WNC today.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Hosts Dog Days Trout Tournament
Need some relief from the mid-summer heat? Come to Cherokee July 18-19 for the annual “Cherokee Dog Days Fishing Tournament” where you can compete for your share of $10,000 in cash prizes.
For a modest $11 entry fee, you’ll fish some of the most beautiful trout waters in the southeast as part this exciting tagged tourney. With 30 miles of privately stocked freestone streams, Cherokee boasts some of the best fishing anywhere in the country. Local waters are stocked twice each week and include many trophy sizes.
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