Float Trips near Cherokee, NC
Hookers Fly Shop and Guide Service offers float trips near Cherokee, NC. Guided fly fishing float trips on the Tuckasegee River and the Little Tennessee River. While our specialty is fly fishing, we do offer spin trips for both trout and smallmouth. All fishing gear is provided on all of our trips. We provide float trips on the Tuckasegee all year long. Our fly fishing float trips on the Little Tennessee are in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
The Tuckasegee River offers some of the best fly fishing in the Southeast between early October and late May. We offer 1/2, 3/4 and full day float trips on the Delayed Harvest section between Webster and Dillsboro. The delayed harvest is catch and release single hook artificial between Oct. 1st and the first Saturday in June. This section of river is stocked with close to 50,000 trout between Oct. and May. The Tuck as most of the locals call it offers excellent dry fly, streamer and nymph fishing throughout the delayed harvest months and into the early summer.
We also fish the Little Tennesess River for smallmouth bass in the summer months. Smallmouth action is great as the temps rise, both water and air. We offer more float options on both the Little Tennessee and Tuckasegee than any other outfitter or guide in the area. The Lower Tuck also contains trout and as the water starts to warm up further down river, you begin seeing a lot of nice Smallmouth Bass and Spotted Bass mixed in. According to a 2004 survey conducted by the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) on the fish quality in the region, the Tuck has the healthiest population of smallmouth in the entire TVA system of lakes and rivers! We do offer float trips below the delayed harvest section and the action is nothing short of impressive! There are not as many trout per mile as compared with the Delayed Harvest section, but with some bruiser smallmouth bass lurking behind every rock and log, you’re sure to have a great time. In this section of river you may also hook into largemouth bass, walleye, musky, perch, and red-eye bass.
Float Trip Prices:
- Half Day Float $250.00 per boat.
- 3/4 Day Float $300.00 per boat.
- Full Day Float $350.00 per boat.
- Single angler float trips are 10% less per trip.