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Fishing in Cherokee

Some of the best trout fishing in the Eastern United States is found in the 30 miles of streams on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

The Cherokee Fish and Game Management stocks the streams and three ponds with hundreds of thousands of rainbow, brook, and brown trout every year. Trout season opens the last Saturday of March and continues through February 28 of the following year. Fishing is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.

Although no state license is needed anglers must obtain the required $5.00 Tribal Fishing Permit available at nearly two dozen Cherokee businesses. The daily creel limit is 10 per permit holder.

Cherokee Fish and Game Management:


fly fishermans guide
The Fly Fisherman`s Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
H. Lea Lawrence
Filled with a wealth of information about the park and all a sportsman needs to know to fish it successfully. Provides expert advice for beginners and veterans alike.