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Smoky Mountain Fishing

Tackle trout at some of the best Smoky Mountain fishing spots along our Mountain Heritage Trout Waters. And by tackle, we mean with a free tackle box! Stop by the Maggie Valley Visitor Center at 1110 Soco Road to scoop yours up. We’ll also lend you a fly rod or a spinner rod. Just put down a $5.00 deposit, which you’ll get back when you return the rods, and don’t forget to grab a Mountain Heritage Trout Water map while you’re here. Oh, we forgot the best part—the tackle box is yours to keep, so get out there and hit the streams!

Before heading out, you can purchase a 3-day, $8.00 fishing license to fish in the designated Mountain Heritage Trout Waters in Waynesville and Maggie Valley. This special 3-day license can be purchased online at or by telephone Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm at 888-248-6834.

You can also find rainbow trout stocked in Ferguson’s Trout Pond behind Ferguson Supply & Cafe in Clyde, NC! This kid-friendly fishing spot is perfect for a day full of casting and reeling.



11571 Betsy's Gap Road, Clyde NC, 28721


(828) 627-6404

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Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC, 28751



443 Sorrells Creek Road, Canton NC, 28716


(828) 648-9903

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