Each of the trout streams, creeks, and rivers our expert fly fishing guides frequent across the north Georgia and western North Carolina mountains (all within 90 miles of downtown Blue Ridge) demand different approaches, which is why we customize our tackle and techniques to ensure you have the best chance of reeling in a fish. Upper Creek Caldwell County Buffalo Creek (Watauga Co. line to Long Ridge Branch) Joe Creek (Watauga County line to first falls upstream of the end of S.R. Try not to remove the fish from the water. Davidson Photos. By submitting your name and email address, you agree to our terms and conditions. Poetry of Fly Fishing. **additional $200 fee applies for time and travel expense. Sign up to receive Jackson County news in your inbox! Tuck Photos. If you must, be quick and gentle, do not squeeze the fish. Our experienced, knowledgeable customer service personnel will be happy to discuss the available options with you to help you pick the fly fishing expedition package that is most closely suited to your experience level. Be sure to step into one of our Visitor’s Centers to get a waterproof WNC Fly Fishing Trail® map and get tips on guide services for float and wade trips. **additional $200 fee applies for time and travel expense. Panthertown Creek and Greenwood Creek – #5, Pathertown Creek and Greenwood Creek, located in Panthertown Valley, is one of the more hidden spots on the trail, and proves a great spot to catch brook trout. Mellow Loops. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Trout fishing in Small Streams In Smokies & Blue Ridge Mountains with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. Wade in beautiful private waters with our professional guides who fish these waters year round and know how to connect with trophy trout better than anyone in the business. Wet your hands when handling fish. Clear Creek Wade Fishing Pricing. The creek flows through several different sections of private and public lands. Panthertown Valley is known as the Yosemite of the East, so the scenery combined with the fishing makes it a top-notch location.”. Places to Stay, Eat, and Enjoy in and around Blue Ridge, Georgia. Visit Discover Jackson NC on Facebook (opens in a new window), Visit Discover Jackson NC on Twitter (opens in a new window), Visit Discover Jackson NC on Instagram (opens in a new window), Visit Discover Jackson NC on Phone (opens in a new window), Visit Discover Jackson NC on Envelope (opens in a new window). All rights reserved. Buff Creek and Scott Creek are very scenic. Float the Upper Toccoa River Headwater, which flows through pristine forest lands as well as private land, with our experienced guides. As one of Canter’s favorite places, he says, “It’s off-the-beaten-path and requires some hiking to get to the creek, so it weeds out the crowds. Both novice and experienced anglers will enjoy a wading or drift boat trip on the Toccoa River. For purposes of fly fishing, there are two basic sections. Shinny Nettle Branch (game land portion) Upper CreekCaldwell County Buffalo Creek (Watauga Co. line to Long Ridge Branch) Joe Creek (Watauga County line to first falls upstream of the end of S.R. Little River Photos. Visit Discover Jackson NC on Youtube (opens in a new window), Visit Discover Jackson NC on Tripadvisor (opens in a new window), Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail®, Stay Cool with Summer Fun at the Lakes of Jackson County. This 2.2 mile stretch of water is touted as the Cherokee Trophy Water, where fish of 20-30 inches are common. Scott Creek – #1 on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®. Fly fishing is at its prime from October through May. It is less harmful to fish scales, gills and eyes. Whether this is your first time fly fishing or you are a seasoned angler, here is a list of some of … Favorite Fly Fishing Spots on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®. Be patient and give the fish as much time as it needs to recover and swim away on its own. Fly Fishing Wilson Creek North Carolina Wilson Creek, a tributary of the Johns River, flows from its headwaters on Grandfather Mountain near the Blue Ridge Parkway above Edgemont, North Carolina. The upper part of the Nantahala River is all managed as wild trout waters except for Kimsey and Park Creeks. Our experienced, knowledgeable customer service personnel will be happy … “Our party of sixteen . Wade in a private peaceful stream full of rainbow, brown and brook trout. ©2020 Jackson County TDA. You will find, with the help of a knowledgeable angler guide, trophy trout are just waiting for you to reel in, on the fly! 1574) Rockhouse Creek (entire creek) Thunder Hole CreekClay County Fires Creek (section on Nantahala game lands) Little Fires Creek Long Branch Buck Creek (section upstream of U.S. 64)Graham County Big Snowbird Creek (game lands portion above old junction) John's Branch Santeetlah Creek (headwaters to John's Branch) Indian Creek Sassafras Creek South Fork Squally Creek Squally Creek Wright CreekHaywood County Little East Fork Pigeon River (headwater section on game lands) Middle Prong West Fork Pigeon River Cataloochee Creek (below Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Waterville Lake) Pigeon River -also known as Yellowstone prongHenderson County Bradely Creek Big Creek Fletcher Creek French Broad River Green River (I-26 bridge to Henderson/Polk County line)Jackson County Chattooga River Gage Creek Needle Creek North Fork Scott Creek Sols Creek Tanasee Creek Whitewater River-Down from Silver Run creek to S.C. line Wolf Creek-Except balsam lakeMacon County Nantahala River-upstream from rainbow springs Buck CreekMcDowell County Licklog Creek Mackey Creek (game lands section) Buck Creek (game land section) Curtis Creek (including tributaries) (game lands section) Armstrong Creek (including tributaries) (game lands section above hatchery property) Catawba River (head waters on game lands)Mitchell County Green Creek (headwaters to Green Creek Bridge) Little Rock Creek (above Green Creek including all tributaries) Wiles Creek (game lands boundary to mouth)Polk County Fulloms Creek- SR 1154 to green riverSwain County Every creek on the north side of lake Fontana inside Smoky mountains national park Deep Creek-Inside Smoky Mnts park area Noland Creek-Located off the road to nowhere Hazel Creek-Requires a shuttle call Fontana Marina at (828) 498-2211, extension #277 or 1-800-849-2258 ask for the Marina Oconaluftee RiverTransylvania County Whitewater River (downstream from Silver Run Creek to South Carolina state line) Looking Glass Creek Avery Creek South Mills River North Fork Frenck Broad Davidson RiverWatauga County Dutch Creek (headwaters to second bridge on S.R. North Carolina. Do not beach a fish or let it flop around the deck of the boat. North Fork French Broad Photos. NC Loops. Ravens Fork requires a special ‘trophy fly fishing only’ permit plus a daily permit. Smart rainbow and brown trout abound and our guides can show you how to get them to the net! East Outlet Kennebed Photos. Dry hands and gloves will remove its protective mucous (slime) coating and scales. South Toe River Fly Fishing Just north of Asheville, the South Toe River is formed from a number of branches and streams falling down from Mount Mitchell and Pisgah National Forest. Courthouse Creek Photos. “The delayed harvest is purely about sport fishing, and is meant for success,” says Matt Canter of Brookings Anglers, a fishing outfitter and guide service located in Cashiers. “This is where fishermen can achieve the Tuckasegee Slam, catch all three species of brook, brown and rainbow trout.”. COVID-19 Safe Travel: Jackson County cares about your well-being - Click here. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a … From Mooney Falls downstream for about six miles an unpaved Forest Service Road #67 follows the stream. The trail boasts more than 4,600 miles of water and is the first and only fly fishing trail in the country. If you are fishing in a river or stream, hold the fish facing the current. 1580 bridge at Foscoe) Elk River-Below falls & 1/2 mile above fallsWilkes County Big Sandy Creek (portion of Stone Mountain State Park) Garden Creek (portion of Stone Mountain State Park) Widow Creek (portion of Stone Mountain State Park)Yancey County Lickskillet Creek (game lands portion) Lower Creek Middle Creek (game lands boundary to mouth) Rock Creek (game lands boundary to mouth) South Toe River (game lands boundary downstream to Clear Creek) Upper Creek. Guided Fly Fishing Trips in North Georgia & Beyond, THE NORTH GEORGIA & NORTH CAROLINA WATERS ON WHICH WE FLY FISH. … West Fork Pigeon Photos. Scotsman and Fowler Creeks into the Chattooga River – #8, Both Scotsman Creek and Fowler Creek flow 2-3 miles into the Chattooga River. An early indication comes from an account of an 1879 trip to the region described in Wilbur Zeigler and Ben Grosscup’s The Heart of the Alleghanies. By submitting your name and email address,you agree to our terms and conditions. Photos. Use barbless hooks. The trail boasts more than 4,600 miles of water and is the first and only fly fishing trail in the country. Among the 2.2 mile stretch of waters, catch golden, brown, rainbow, brook and Donaldson (“Super”) trout. If you use a net, use one made of rubber. Scott Creek is a 10 mile stretch of hatchery supported waters, populated with brown and rainbow trout. Millers River Photos. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Caney Fork Photos. Each of the trout streams, creeks, and rivers our expert fly fishing guides frequent across the north Georgia and western North Carolina mountains (all within 90 miles of downtown Blue Ridge) demand different approaches, which is why we customize our tackle and techniques to ensure you have the best chance of reeling in a fish. As much of the surrounding banks are on private property, Bell says “I always like to remind people to respect locals and don’t go past posted ‘no trespassing’ signs.”, The Tuckasegee River participates in a delayed harvest program, where a total of about 92,000 trout are stocked in the river five times a year. Wild brown and rainbow trout are the species to catch here with natural bait. This river offers anglers abounding trout habitat areas, pools, runs and riffles for anglers of all skill levels. Loop. Alleghany County Ramey CreekBig Sandy Creek- Portion on stone mountain state park Stone Mountain Creek- Portion on stone mountain state parkAvery County Anthony Creek- Birchfield Creek Bucks Timber Creek Cow Camp Creek Cranberry Creek Gary Flat Branck Horse Creek Jones Creek Kentucky Creek North Harper Creek Plumtree Creek Roaring Creek Rockhouse Creek South Harper Creek Webb Prong Wilson Creek-upper sectionBurke County All waters located on South Mountains State Park except for main stream of Jacob Fork between the mouth of Shinny Creek and the lower park boundary and Henry Fork and it's tributaries.