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01-25-2009, 09:59 PM
Hello my name is Sherman, I travel to gatlinburg about 3 times a year, My war department (wife) gives me 1 day with a guide per trip, and I manage to get a few hours here and there on the trips. But I have never really braved a all day trip on my own. I have a friend coming with me this time, he wont fish just a photo taker, plus we are bringing multiable cars! (YES SIR). I need advise, I got the flys to use off this site, going to hit the store on our way around to PF. we are staying in gatlinburg, I am fishing 5 days rain or shine.... or snow.
A strike out day fishing is better then shopping with the wife anyday and cheaper. I was wondering about the water going thought pigion forge? gatlinburg? Cherokee?
Any spots you guys might want to pass along!

Well anyways great site and hope to hear from you soon

Just add Fi to the front of that name

01-25-2009, 10:04 PM

First, welcome to the board. Glad to have you.

When is your trip? That would dictate locations.

01-25-2009, 10:10 PM
Oh yes
I will be getting there this tuesday night till the following tuesday night

Then again in June...... then October..... But lets start with this trip lol

01-25-2009, 10:33 PM
OK, a couple of options. For what sounds like some real fun on the Cherokee side of the mountains, check out http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11679 about the Cherokee trophy section. This has some pretty specific directions for you. Note that you have to have a special permit for this.

There is also fishing in the city of Gatlinburg, again with special permits. Take a look at http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11731.

Some folks really like fishing for big browns in the winter in Little River on the Tennessee side of the Smokies, over the mountain from Gatlinburg down to Townsend. If you're interested in this and not opposed to a guide (you seem not to be), I would get someone to take you and show you the ropes. This is not the easiest of fishing unless you know what you're doing.

Another option is Abrams Creek in Cades Cove - look for the Abrams Falls Trail signs in the cove and go up the river from the parking area. Because this part of the creek is stream-fed vs. coming out of the mountains, the water temps are much more suitable for year-round fishing.

These are just a few options - others can chime in with their ideas. As always one of the best ideas is to start with a trip to Little River Outfitters in Townsend for the latest conditions. Note that there's going to be some warmer rain over the next week (highs in the low 50's a few days) so conditions may be a little friendlier.

Good luck and have a great trip!

01-25-2009, 10:39 PM
First, I would hit LRO and get some of their advise. Then I would dedicate one day to Abrams Creek in cades cove. I would also hit Elkmont which is inbetween LRO and Gatlinburg. The only days I would fish Cherokee is on the weekdays or if there is bad weather. I would also fish the downtown part of Gatlinburg because they have stocked some monster Brood fish in there. Hope you have fun and catch lots of fish.:biggrin:

01-25-2009, 10:43 PM
Did you say BROWNS....

ok can you email the info on the guide stuff
The best day for me might be friday or sunday
The only thing I dont have is waders I can rent them local.
going to read up on the links you posted to


01-25-2009, 10:52 PM
Whats the driving time to LRO from gatlinburg?

01-25-2009, 11:08 PM
about 30 minutes through wears valley, a little longer through the mtns

02-26-2009, 12:40 AM
Welcome to the board TallyBlitz!