Great Smokey Mountain National Park
The many trout streams located in the Great Smoky Mountains offers the avid fisherman a chance to catch the native Brook trout or as locals call them Speckled trout or “specs”. In 2002, eight different streams were opened back up to Brook Trout fishing with a creel limit of five fish at least seven inches long on single-hook, artificial lure per angler.
- Hazel Creek: trophy-size Rainbow and Brown trout are abundant at the mouth and lower elevations of this creek. Brook trout may only be caught upstream of Proctor Creek.
- 20 Mile Creek: offers Rainbow and a few Brown trout.
- Eagle Creek: offers Rainbow and Brown trout.
- Chambers Creek: offers Rainbow trout.
- Forney Creek: offers Rainbow and Brown trout.
- Deep Creek: offers Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout.
- Smokemont: offers Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout.
- Straight Fork: offers Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout.
- Kephart Prong: offers Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout.
- Nantahala River: which holds the state record for a Brown Trout of 24 lbs 10 oz caught with a #11 rapala on April 17, 1998 by Robert Dyer. For stocking guide below the Macon County line click here. For stocking guide above the Macon County line click here.For the Nantahala River Generation Schedule click here.
- Tuckasegee River: offers a Delayed Harvest section that is extremely popular among fly fishers. Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout are all part of the stocking program many Rainbow and Brook are over 20 inches long, making the Tuckasegee River possibly the hottest river in the Southeast. For the stocking guide click here.
For the Western North Carolina State Waters stocking guide by county click here.
We also have a lot of state and forest service steams available that are so remote they’re only visited by a hand full of people every year. The names of these streams are kept secret to preserve the quality of fishing. Fly fishing is our specialty but we like to accommodate anyone’s favorite style of fishing, because your enjoyment is our main goal. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. Some of the best photography will be at your finger tips. Such as old home sites and the old sawmill at Hazel Creek, spectacular waterfalls, beautiful hillsides with blooming flowers and of course lots of pictures of your days catch, FISH! So come join us for the trip of a life time.
For more state records click here.