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Take A Tour Of The Best Fishing Spots In The Smokies

With over 3,000 miles of crystal clear waterways and 11 area lakes, the Great Smoky Mountains is one the best areas for fishing in the South East. Whether you’re an expert angler or a novice, Rocky Top Outfitters has everything you need for a fun filled day of fishing. Located right around the corner from our Great Smoky Mountains National Park lodging, Rocky Top Outfitters is a fully stocked fly and tackle shop that offers guided fishing trips throughout the region.

Stream Fishing For Trout and Smallmouth Bass

The stream fishing tours are two of the most popular trips offered by Rocky Top Outfitters. On the Trout Trip, clients will get a crash course in fly fishing, fly selection, casting, tying knots, and presentation. Hundreds of visitors have caught their first trout on this exciting trip. The Smallmouth Bass Trip  is another great option for new anglers. Clients will have the chance to fish from the bank or wade in the water as they fish for “big smallies”, bass or panfish.

Boats, Lakes and Ponds

If wading in the water isn’t your thing, the Smoky Mountain Float Trip is an excellent way to fish while staying high and dry. Rather than wading in a stream, clients who choose this option will comfortably cast their line from one of Rocky Top Outfitter’s fishing boats. The Douglas Lake Trip is another excellent boat tour. With 30,000 acres of water, Douglas Lake is an ideal area to catch largemouth, crappie and catfish. Finally, the Trophy Pond Trip is perfect for children and adults without fishing experience. This “honey hole” has a great track record for novices landing their first fish.

Cherokee Lodge offers the very best Great Smoky Mountains National Park Lodging. With an unbeatable location and fantastic amenities, it is easy to see why our condos were awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Visit our Condo Rentals page to find the perfect property for your next trip to the Smokies!