Just a short drive from Bryson City, NC you will be one of the finest trout streams in the US. The Nantahala River is known the world over for its great white water action, and is a place that truly exemplifies a great trout river. The Nantahala River is listed as one of the nation’s top 100 by Trout Unlimited. It has also been featured in Eastern Fly Fishing and many other publications.
The Nantahala above the power house is designated Delayed Harvest, this is a favorite among anglers because of the great action year round, and high fish counts. One can catch numerous stocked trout as well as wild trout, the excitement in this particular section is endless.
Below the power house the river changes faces once again to an impressive tailwater fishery. This is the section of the river where the world class white water rafting and kayaking take place. The fishing is great year round in this section too, even during the summer months when the rafting is going on. The Nantahala here features many deep pools, numerous runs and riffles that hold truly large trout. Matter of fact the North Carolina State Record Brown Trout came from this portion of the Nantahala, weighing in over 24lbs 10 oz! Talk about putting a smile on your face! The Nantahala River is truly a place worth visiting while in Western North Carolina.
Also, located just outside of town is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just a few miles from downtown Bryson City you can find access to Noland Creek, Forney Creek and Deep Creek. All fine trout streams loaded with plenty of brown, rainbow and brook trout eagerly waiting to take a fly.
Also running right through the middle of Bryson City you will find the Tuckasegee River. We offer float trips on this section of river for smallmouth, trout, spotted bass, perch, walleye and more. This section of the Tuckasegee River fishes best from the spring into the late fall.
Other notable streams just a short drive from Bryson City include: Ravens Fork, Oconaluftee, Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest, Snowbird Creek, Straight Fork, The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail and many many more.
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