If fishing is your passion, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try for a Rainbow Trout, a Brook Trout, or the elusive Brown Trout that populate the streams and rivers of western North Carolina. The area has long been a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts but has only recently become well known for fishing thanks to books like “Western North Carolina Fly Guide” by J.E.B. Hall, whose family has been fishing area rivers and streams for generations.
A great place to start is Deep Creek, located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park’s cool, clear streams are a popular destination and are easily accessible with well-marked and maintained trails. The best part is, Deep Creek is just a few minutes away from your Cherokee or Bryson City vacation cabin rental.
The trout season is open year round, but fly-fishing is at its best in the spring and Brown Trout season is best in the fall. Just make sure you purchase a fishing license before heading out. There are several outfitters in the area where you can pick up a fishing license and any other gear you require. You can also book your vacation rental cabin with a guided fishing trip package directly with Yellow Rose and save when you do. Good luck!