Fishing Information

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Please use this link to familiarize yourself with the maps, rules, and other information regarding fishing in Cherokee:

Fish Cherokee

Here, the waters run pure and ancient, and the fish are freshly stocked and plentiful.

Today is your day, proud angler—30 miles of streams, arguably the longest stretch of managed private fishery in the eastern US, stocked to the gills with trout: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. What are you waiting for? They’re here and they’re hungry. You will discover thousands of new favorite fishing spots, all collected into one jaw-droppingly beautiful place.  A precious natural resource, the abundantly trout-filled stream system in Cherokee connects 30 miles of freestone streams that include secluded forest settings, suburban roadside areas, and even the Cherokee town center.  From catch-and-keep to catch-and release calendars, you’re casting constantly. Yet in Cherokee, the memories you catch while fishing might be the tastiest of all.

Make sure you set off with the right tools.

Fishing Permits are required to fish in Cherokee waters.  Over 40 shops and stores offer authorized fishing permits, and a growing number of tackle shops supply both expert and novice gear including flies, tackle, and bait.  There is a shop within walking distance of Bluebird Cabins to buy your bait and tackle or a permit in person, or if you want you can purchase your permit online.  


Want a guided trip?

Michael Bradley, a member of Team USA Fly Fishing, born and raised in Cherokee, can take you on a number of custom guided trips on the waters around the area.  Contact Mike for details before you visit and he can schedule your trip while here: 828.788.0808