Smoky Mountain fishing attracts anglers from every corner of the globe! The Great Smoky Mountains are world renowned for trout fishing! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts over 2,000 miles of pristine streams and rivers for the novice or most experienced anglers. There are several varieties of trout found in the area including native trout (brookies), brown trout, and rainbow trout. Areas outside the national park in Gatlinburg and Cherokee are often stocked making it even more exciting for beginner fishermen. Expert guides and outfitters, like the ones below, are on call to share their favorite fishing holes and their secrets to catching the big ones!
The Smoky Mountain region is also home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the South Eastern United States. Fontana Lake and Douglas Lake are just a few of the area lakes that are the home to small mouth bass, brim, buffalo suckers, crappie and more. Marinas have the hardware needed to reach those remote sloughs where that granddaddy catfish has been waiting for your cast for the last 20 years.
Time to bait your hook or tie your fly and get wet? Holler “fish on” when you’re angling the beautiful waters of the Great Smoky Mountains!