Fishing In Gatlinburg and The Smokies

Some people may not be aware but, Gatlinburg, TN and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offer miles of streams and rivers that are full of Native and and, in Gatlinburgs case, both native and stocked Rainbow Trout. For the experienced sportsman the national park has some of the best fly fishing in the area. There are guides available in the area or you can just get your permit and go for an adventure in the park alone or with a friend. The City of Gatlinburg stocks trout in about 5 miles of rivers and streams every Thursday in season. This gives even the least experienced fisherman a good chance at catching his or hers daily limit. There are even 2 specific areas that are stocked heavier than the rest and reserved for the young fishermen under 12. Gatlinburgs stocking season runs March to November. Daily or weekly permits can be purchased at the Gatlinburg City Hall on Hwy 321 across from the Food City grocery store. You can fish in Gatlinburgs stocked streams 6 days a week. Fishing in Gatlinburg on Thursday is prohibited. So bring your family, friends and, your fishing poles and be ready to enjoy some delicious fresh trout off of your grill, out of your frying pan, or out of the oven. And, as always sit back in your rocking chair on the deck of your Gatlinburg cabin and enjoy the view.