Fishing the Smoky Mountains surrounding Waynesville, NC is a day full of fun and excitement for the younger generation or one of quiet and relaxation for the older generation. WNC's Smoky Mountains offer a great diversity of angling options, from fly fishing cold mountain streams to trolling for large mouth bass in the lake and everything in between. Adults have hundreds of miles of clear streams available to them in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and licenses are available for a day, or three days, or a year and can be purchased from many locations. The Pisgah National Forest offers clear streams, and Waynesville has many streams and creeks with public access to fishing. The Cherokee Indian Reservation offers a daily tribal permit for those who want to fish their clear mountain streams. Avid fly fishermen/women can fish for wild or stocked rainbow/brook/brown trout, all three species can be found in most of the streams and rivers.
Fish for brim, small mouth bass, crappie, and catfish in many of the waters in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Don't fret if you don't know the regulations, if you didn't think to bring your pole, or even if you've never been fishing before in your life. Grab a pole, a license, waders, a vest, bait, flies, and much more including helpful information about where to fish and which bait to use from many local fishing supply stores. There are also many guided fishing services available to help make your day(s) of fishing as relaxing and memorable as possible. Families who want to get the kids involved can take a journey to Lake Junaluska and let the kids feed the geese, swans, ducks, and coots while mom and dad feed worms on a hook to the fish. Take a short drive to many other surrounding lakes and rent a canoe, paddle boat, or motor boat and enjoy swimming and the local wildlife while you get a little fishing accomplished. Those of you who would like your children to enjoy 'catching the big one' can do so without the hike and trek thru the brambles and without the license and special stamps. You just need to visit one of many Waynesville trout ponds or farms and get ready to enjoy the wonder and excitement that comes from a tug on the line to reeling in the big one, just be ready to pay per the pound for that nights dinner.