Smoky Mountain Fishing

Feb 13, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains Fishing

Cast Out Into the Most Prized Fishing Holes in the Smoky Mountains with Heartland Cabin Rentals

Welcome to any fisherman's paradise! Great Smoky Mountains National Park is lined with about 2,900 miles of glistening streams filled with a wide variety of angling experiences and opportunities. Great Smoky Mountains National Park continually protects its trout habitats, as they are one of the last remaining wild trout habitats in the Southeastern United States. Booking your vacation with Heartland Cabin Rentals means that you will be conveniently placed nearby to unlimited fishing locations in the Smoky Mountains. Whether you are booking a Heartland cabin in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Wears Valley - There are streams galore no matter where you choose to relax!

Breaking Down the Basics of Fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers headwater trout streams of the remote variety as well as smallmouth bass streams of the cool water variety. The streams of the Smoky Mountains are routinely stocked and are usually at carrying capacity of fish to provide fishermen a wonderful fishing experience throughout the calendar year. The park allows fishermen to fish as early as 30 minutes before sunrise and no later than 30 minutes after sunset. You are able to fish in any and all streams in the Smoky Mountains.

Where to Get Your Fishing License

In order to enjoy all the fishing amenities of the Smoky Mountains, you must obtain a valid fishing license or a fishing permit from the states of Tennessee or North Carolina (either state is acceptable as both states share Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There is no need for a trout stamp on your license or permit. When going to get your license or permit, be sure to inform the staff providing you with a license of where you plan to fish as there are special permits that are required for fishing in Gatlinburg and in Cherokee. There are several places in town, not in the National Park, where you can obtain a fishing license or permit - such as the Smoky Mountain Angler.

A List of General Streams for Fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

West Prong Little Pigeon River from National Park Boundary downstream to Gnatty Branch. Dudley Creek from National Park Boundary downstream to West Prong Little Pigeon River. Roaring Fork from National Park Boundary downstream to West Prong Little Pigeon River. LeConte Creek from Painter's Branch downstream to West Prong Little Pigeon River.

A List of Children's Streams for Fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

West Prong Little Pigeon River from a point 100 yards upstream of the Herbert Holt Park entrance downstream to the Gatlinburg By-Pass Bridge. Dudley Creek from the Highway 441 Bridge downstream to the West Prong Little Pigeon River. LeConte Creek from Painters Branch upstream to National Park Boundary



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Doug Shanks

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By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.


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