I'm a Georgia guy and have been buying my "NR fishing licence for $41" to fish the park. Took me a few years to figure this was cheaper (especially when it was $26) than buying several 3 and 10 day permits during the year and less hassel of going to the visitors center on the other side of Gatlinburg to get my permit when I'd rather be fishing.
Can you buy a licence on line for Tennessee yet? Also, is there a better place to buy a permit that would be more convienient for a guy coming up 441 from the Atlanta area? I'm really hoping to be able to by a permit on line. It would add a couple of hours for fishing for me when I finally get to the park.