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5 of the Best Places to Go Fly Fishing in the Smokies

June 20, 2019

Fly fishing is one of the most popular methods of catching rainbow and brook trout, smallmouth bass, and other species of fish in the Smokies. To help you decide where to make your next big catch, here are 5 of the best places to go fly fishing in the Smokies:

1. Mynatt Park

guy fishing in the mountainsIf you’re trying to introduce your kids to fishing, there’s no better place to go than Mynatt Park! When you arrive, you’ll find a children only fishing area where you can select a spot along the stream to kick back for the afternoon. You’ll have a great time watching them take their time and cast their lines off the bridge at this park.

2. Herbert Holt Park

Every Thursday, the Municipal Trout Farm at Herbert Holt Park releases the fish they have raised into the Little Pigeon River. The fast-water, handicap fishing pier is the first of its kind in Tennessee. Herbert Holt Park is open to both children and physically handicapped people of all ages, so anyone can have a blast catching fish!

3. LeConte Creek

creek in the smoky mountainsLeConte Creek is a great place to go fly fishing in the Smokies if you’re looking for a smaller stream. To get to this creek, you have to drive up Cherokee Orchard Road just past the national park’s new office building. You don’t have to travel too far to get there from Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Once you arrive at LeConte Creek, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from all the hustle and bustle of the Parkway, the perfect place to go fly fishing in the Smokies. LeConte Creek is open for people of all ages to enjoy and is swimming with Rainbow and Brook Trout!

4. Dudley Creek

Dudley Creek is located off of Highway #73 in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Although you might have to sweat a little to get to the best parts of this stream, it’s worth every step! In the lower sections of the stream, you’ll discover tons of Rainbow Trout, and an abundance of Brook Trout toward the upper half. This is a great area to go fly fishing in the Smokies!

5. Abrams Creek

abrams fallsAbrams Creek is an extremely popular place to go fishing for rainbow trout. It flows through limestone geology, providing a way for the creek to maintain a neutral pH, which is ideal for both trout and the insects they eat. This environment allows the trout to thrive and grow to some of the largest sizes in the national park. Even though this is a longer drive from our cabins, it’s well worth the trip!

Things to Know Before You Fish

When you go fly fishing in the Smokies, you must have a fishing license. Through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website, you can obtain a resident or non resident fishing license. If you want to go fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you must follow these regulations and requirements.

Since you know about some of the best places to go fly fishing in the Smokies, it’s time to start planning your getaway! Browse through all of our Smoky Mountain cabins today to find the right one for you.