Fishing

From delayed harvest waters, to the deep waters of Fontana Lake, nothing beats…

From delayed harvest waters, to the deep waters of Fontana Lake, nothing beats the fishing experiences that await in Bryson City.

Fishing

Explore our Waterways and Cast Your Line

Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain National Forests are some of the most diverse fishing habitats in the world, with waterways swimming with trout, bass, crappie, walleye and the fierce muskie. Whether soaking in the scenic ambiance and quiet blue-green waters of Fontana Lake, trying your hand at fly fishing or casting into one of our rushing rivers, such as the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, or creeks, such as Hazel Creek or Deep Creek, nothing beats the fishing experiences that await in Bryson City. Come cast your line and explore our waterways.

Cheoah Lake

Cheoah Lake is fed by the tail race of Fontana Dam, which provides a constant flow of…