Thursday, March 1, 2012

Trout fishing in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains with its over 700 miles of streams supporting trout--making it quite the attraction for fly fishermen.  The native Appalachian brook trout tends to be the spotlight-stealer amongst the different species of fish found in the area. Also found in local rivers are the stream-bred, wild brown and rainbow trout. Bear in mind though, that the trophy-sized trout are not going to be found here--head up North to Alaska for the big ones. One of the bigger draws to fly fishing in the Southeastern states is the fact that many of our local fishing areas permit year-round fishing and trout can be caught any time of the year.

The best locations for fishing near Christopher Place include:
  • Cosby Creek, located 7 miles from Christopher Place
  • Cosby Campground, located 9 miles from Christopher Place
  • Big Creek, a 25 minute drive into North Carolina
  • Townsend Troutfest - a festival about an hour away

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