Monday, June 29, 2009

Smoky Mountain Park Fishing Adventures!

Summer Trout Fishing In The Smokies

Have you fished in the Smokies? It's only the most visited Park in the country come on now! Have you caught one of the many native Brook trout there? Have you sat in a special spot at the creek just to sit there and gaze at your surrounding? There is something majestic about fishing in and near the Smoky Mtn National Park area and after I spent a few weeks living there in college for a consortium, I am missing it dearly! Fishing most Trout streams in North Carolina in my day I learned much about fishing this area and how protected people in the area keep it that way so other's can enjoy it for years to come.

Fishing in the more than 2,000 miles of creeks, streams, and rivers in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park can be both thrilling yet relaxing for many fly fishers. This popular national park is one of the last natural wild trout habitats left in the entire eastern United States. Fisheries monitoring by the Smoky Mountain Park have found that many streams in the park can contain as many as 2,000 to 4,000 4 inch to 8 inch rainbow trout per mile! Even the native brown trout are commonly found running from 8 inch to 20 inches in many streams.Besides the native brook trout found at higher elevations (thanks to restoration efforts), and the rainbow trout, when fishing in the Smokies you will also find small mouth bass, rock bass, shiners, suckers, minnows, and darters. The Great Smoky Mountain Park alone boasts more than 53 species of fish and a huge spectrum of aquatic invertebrates and insects. Don't forget to check out one my Favorite rivers that I've spent countless trips to, the Nantahala River "Nanny"

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