Fly Fishing Highlands NC

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Fly Fishing Highlands NC

Highlands Fly Fishing offers an awesome experience for North Carolina Trout. The mountains here offer some of the most incredible views and waterfalls of anywhere in the Southern Appalachians. As such, Highlands has equally impressive and unique Fly Fishing opportunities for mountain trout! Fly Fishing the Smokies offers guided fly fishing in Highlands North Carolina as both Wade Trips and Float Trips. Many of the trips we offer are unique just to the Highlands and Cashiers area.

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Rates Starting at $75.00 per person!

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Highlands Fly Fishing Guides

We guide anglers on Wade Trips in the Cullasaja River Gorge and it’s tributaries. The Cullasaja River Gorge is chocked full of spectacular waterfalls and plunges creating breathe taking backdrops. Here you will find  mostly wild Rainbow and Brown Trout, and the occasional Brook trout in the small feeder streams. The resident Brown trout are long known for their unique deep colors and bright yellow bellies. Their wary nature make them incredible targets with a fly rod. Rainbow trout are plentiful and will grab any well placed flies that drift past. Dry fly fishing is great in the Spring through Fall season. Early Winter can be very rewarding when Brown trout get ready for spawning season. Aggressive large fish come up from the deep holes and move out into shallow to fatten up. Many a fine day can be had along the Cullasaja’s paths. The Cullasaja River offers a great place to challenge even the most skilled anglers. If your looking for some refreshing fun while vacationing near Highlands and Cashiers, give us a call. A Wade Trip on the Cullasaja River will fit the bill nicely.

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Drift Boat Fishing

We offer special Float Trips tailored just for the water in Highlands. Lake Sequoyah is a beautiful small lake that is full of fish. Lake Sequoyah is home to Rainbow, and Brown Trout, plus Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Perch, Crappie, many varieties of sunfish and the occasional catfish. We catch them all, and we do it fly fishing! The peacefulness on Lake Sequoyah is protected by a motor size limit with a no wake zone for most of the lake. What you don’t see is jet skis and the annoying pontoons cruising the lake. What you will see is eager fish on the end of you flies!

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Highlands Trout Fishing

Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina both sit in close proximity to the mighty Tuckasegee River. The Tuckasegee River is home to the highest trout count per mile of river in the US. With 34,500 trout per mile in the Spring, the Tuck is a must fish when you are in the area! Fly Fishing the Smokies specializes in the guiding anglers on the Tuckasegee River offering both Wade Trips and Float Trips. Trout here range from 12-25 inches with the average fish being between 16-18 inches. The river is loaded up with Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout along with Smallmouth Bass and Walleye among many other species. The North Carolina biologists say the Tuckasegee has more biomass than any river in the state. With 72 species of fish and a smorgasbord of good hatches there is plenty for fish to eat, and grow happy fat lives!

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Winter Float Trips

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Winter Float Trips

Winter Float Trips on the Tuckasegee River near the Great Smoky Mountains is a fantastic way to fish for trout. The Tuckasegee River is loaded with fish in the winter months. 17,000 trout per mile to be exact! Literally tons of Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout just waiting for take your flies. Float Trips are the perfect way to cover lots of water without ever having to wade in the cold rivers and streams. You can choose between Fly Fishing or Light Tackle fishing

Float Trips starting at $225 per boat!

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Winter Float Trips for Big Trout

Winter is your best chance to catch big Brook Trout and Brown trout on the Tuckasegee River. Big Fish love cold weather! On Float Trips we can get our drift boats into areas where the big boys live and to places where fisherman who are wading simply cannot reach. Fishing from our drift boats allows you to cover more water and ultimately cast to more fish. Who doesn’t love more fish right?

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Tuckasegee River Trout Fishing

The cold clean waters of the Tuckasegee River are perfectly suited for Trout. The river starts as high elevation streams and flows into a system of several deep water lakes. These deep cold lakes combined with streams from the Great Smoky Mountains further downstream help create one of the greatest trout rivers in the East. Biologists from the NC Wildlife Commission have said the Tuckasegee River was the healthiest river system in all of North Carolina. The river certainly supports one of the largest and healthiest populations of trout per mile in the United States!

Come on out and enjoy one of our Winter Float Trips and let the resident bad boys show you a thing or two!

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Winter Fly Fishing Report

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Winter Fly Fishing Report

Winter Fly Fishing around the Great Smoky Mountains region is your best shot all year at large trout! A widely known fact is that big trout love cold weather. We are already seeing some very large Brown, Brook and Rainbow being caught by our guests, and at the time of writing this, Winter has not officially even started yet!

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Tuckasegee River Brown Trout

The Tuckasegee River is a great bet for consistent Winter fly fishing action. The Tuckasegee holds more trout per mile than any other southern trout river during the cold months. The stretch near Bryson City currently has 17,000 trout per mile! Water temperatures have dropped down to perfect levels and we’re really starting to see the big trout come out and feed. Action has been consistent from early morning until late afternoon. Steady hatches of Blue Winged Olives, Caddis, Midges, and Winter Stoneflies have kept the trout active. We’re seeing good dry fly action from mid morning until late afternoon with small blue winged olives being the fly of choice. There’s nothing like watching pods of rising Brown trout take dry flies off the surface! The streamer bite has been solid too this season. Lots of good trout have fell sucker to a well worked baitfish patterns fished off the banks.

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Tuckasegee River Float Trips

Float Trips on the Tuckaegee River have been fishing very well. We are seeing good numbers of Trout caught and several big fish each trip. Fishing from the comfort of a drift boat or cataraft is the best way to fish the Tuckasegee River in Winter. Fishing from drift boats and catarafts keep you from wading cold water and slippery stream beds, plus gives you to ability to cover more water and cast to more trout! You can fish water that people wading simply cannot reach. Big fish tend to be reclusive so being able fish water that is less pressured, you have a higher chance of finding the big ones! If Fly Fishing isn’t your thing, we also offer light tackle fishing for trout with artificial lures.

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Cherokee Trophy Trout

The Cherokee Fly Fishing Only Trophy Section on the Raven Fork is fishing fantastic right now. Winter weather brings the bite to its peak for the year. These big trophy fish fight hard all year, but in the winter its even more brutal! We are currently seeing good hatches of midges, winter stoneflies, caddies, and blue winged olives. On warm sunny afternoons we are catching rising trout on dry flies! Imagaine a 20inch plus fish taking small dry flies off the surface, its pretty exhilarating to say the least. Another plus to fishing the Trophy Section is the Elk from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These magnificent creatures frequently cross the river and walk out into the water with us nearly every day. Nothing is more cool than be casting flies to monster trout and have an elk come watch you fish! We offer Wade Trips only in Cherokee and have great access to prime water. We have a Winter Trophy Trout Special that puts you fishing the best water at the best time of the day!

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Winter Fishing Report

Winter Fishing the Smokies

Winter marks the start of the season for us where we see some of the biggest trout put in our nets all year. Winter Fishing attracts many hardcore anglers and guides alike who look forward each year to seeing big trout become more active during the daylight hours. Fact is its spawning season for Brown and Brook trout. We also have some Rainbow trout here too that will spawn this time of year. Once this happens the water is full of fish either getting ready to spawn and fattening up or they have spawned and are trying to replenish calories lost. These fish are hungry and will eat a well placed fly without much hesitation.

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Winter Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

Winter Fly Fishing around the Smoky Mountains include fishing a wide variety of rivers. The best option is Wading or Drift Boat fishing tail-waters such as the Tuckasegee River where fish count numbers soar to 17,000 trout per mile. Fishing from the Drift Boats in winter are a pleasant way to cover miles of water while staying dry and comfortable.  You end up casting your flies to literally thousands of trout. we offer a 3/4 Float Trip that is perfect for hitting the best time of day to be Floating the Tuckasegee River.

Wade Fishing the Tuckasegee will have you concentrating your efforts targeting big fish and working over likely runs and riffles with a mixture of dry flies and nymphs.  The Tuckasegee river is known for its long riffles and runs which are full of rainbow, Brown and Brook trout. On the lower section of the Tuckasegee we are still seeing good numbers of Smallmouth bass to boot!

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Winter Fishing in Cherokee

The Fly Fishing Only Trophy section on the Raven Fork will have you casting to possibly the biggest trout of your life!

The slower moving nutrient rich waters of the Raven Fork are a perfect habitat for big trout. Massive Rainbow trout that measure in pounds lurk these waters. We fish the long pools, riffles and runs, dead drifting both dries and nymphs for these hungry beats. Along with some incredible trout fishing, we also see the Elk from the Great Smoky Mountainous National Park who frequently cross the river and stop to watch us fish!

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Winter Fly Fishing the Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is amazingly beautiful during the Winter. The fishing can be very rewarding on days where we see warming trends in air temperatures which bring on hatches of Caddis,  Little Winter Stoneflies and Blue Winged Olives. Most fishing inside the park this time of year is done with nymphs, however most afternoons we see good opportunities to fish with dry flies as well. On most winter days inside the park you rarely see another fisherman, and the peacefulness is well worth throwing on an extra layer for!

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Winter Fly Fishing the Smokies

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 Winter Fly Fishing the Smokies

Winter Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee can be a special cold weather treat!

Big Fish love Cold Weather! That’s a fact, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Gone are the maddening crowds of people roaming the trails and streams, and gone are the scorching temperatures associated with a typical southern Summer day. For the most part Winter in the Smoky Mountains are normally a mild affair, with day time temperatures reaching the mid 50’s-60’s.

One of the special treats for Winter time Fly Fishing is the abundance of good managed water in both North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Tennessee Fly Fishing in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

In Tennessee, the Town of Gatlinburg has special Delayed Harvest Regulations until March 1st. What this means for the visiting angler is the water loaded with Trout, most averaging 20 inches in length! This section is Catch and Release ONLY and you have to use artificial lures or flies with a single hook. So in short terms, this place is perfect for fly fishing. While most fishing is done in the midst of the shops and attractions in town, the scenery isn’t bad, Gatlinburg is a place. Plus you’re never too far from a cup of Hot Chocolate. Fly Fishing Gatlinburg in the winter is a great place for those wanting to learn to Fly Fish, it offers easy access to the river, good wading, and plenty of big trout. What more could you want!?

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 Fly Fishing North Carolina in the Winter

The NC side of the Smoky Mountains has miles of perfect trout filled water. Starting with the Tuckasegee River, which has a state managed Delayed Harvest section. This 7 mile long stretch of water is loaded to the max with Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. Catching Grand Slam of all three species is a big possibility! The Tuckasegee River is a wide sprawling Rocky mountain sized tailwater river making trout fishing very near perfect here. During the winter months you can expect between 7,000-8,000 trout per mile. We offer both Wade Trips and Float Trips on this amazing river.

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Winter Fly Fishing in the Smokies

Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the winter can be an amazing experience. You will find solitude and spectacular scenery and beautiful wild trout. The streams in the Smokies are home to all wild Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. The fishing here can be equally as good as other streams, especially during periods of warmer temperatures.

Fly Fishing the Smokies provides all necessary gear for fly fishing during the winter months. We supply Waders,Wading Boots, Fly Rods, Reel, leaders, tippet, and all flies at no additional charge. All you need to do is bundle up and let us take care of the rest!

So get yourself outside this winter and do the unexpected, come Fly Fishing with the guides at Fly Fishing the Smokies and beat the Winter Time blues.

To book your next trip with Fly Fishing the Smokies, call us at (828)-488-7665 or click the Book Online tab

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November Fly Fishing Smoky Mountains

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November Fly Fishing Smoky Mountains

November is one month that most people tend to overlook when thinking about trout fishing, especially fly fishing. There’s no reason for this other than leaf season has passed and November is spent watching football and waiting on Thanksgiving to get here. What most folks may not realize is that fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding region is amazing! This is the time of year we start to see much larger trout become increasingly active, and we have more Brown Trout caught in November than any other month of the year.

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The Tuckasegee River

The Tuckasegee River is the hottest destination in the South. By November 7th, the Tuckasegee will have 17,000 trout per mile! Fly Fishing the Smokies offers both Wade Trips and Float Trips on this fantastic river. We get into some incredible Brook Trout and Brown Trout on this fishery with November seeing some good dry fly action in the early afternoons. Float Trips are a great way to cover more water and cast to more fish without having to wade slippery river bottoms. Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout are all present in the river system along with Smallmouth Bass. Catching a Grand Slam of all four species is possible in a single day.

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Cherokee Trophy Section

The Cherokee Tropy Section on the Raven Fork is absolutely on fire this month. The biggest, baddest, trout in the land call the Raven Fork home. True River Monsters in every sense of the word. These fish fight hard and provide a challenge for even the most skilled angler. The Raven Fork is where we see the Elk from the Smokies while fishing. It’s an awesome experience to fish the Raven Fork.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

November is a good time to fish the Great Smoky Mountains. The Brown and Brook trout inside the park will start to spawn as tempratures drop. We do not fish for actively spawning fish. However, before trout spawn they gorge themselves on anything that hits the water trying to pack on fat stores. Rainbow trout will also be eating as many calories as possible, getting ready for Winter. Warm weather will keep the action inside the Great Smoky Mountains very good for the entire month!

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Nantahala River

The Nantahala River is an excellent choice for Fall Fly Fishing and fishes fabulous in November. The Nantahala is one of Trout Unlimited’s Top 100 Trout streams in the nation and is home to the state record Brown Trout. Its no secret that Fall is the best time to target monster Brown trout and the Nantahala river rarely disappoints. The Nantahala river is loaded with Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout.  We fish several different sections of the Nantahala River from the lower tailwater section, to its upper reaches above Standing Indian. The Nantahala has it all!

The Science of it

November marks a very important time in a trout’s life cycle where they must eat as many calories as possible for several reasons; One is winter is fast approaching and trout need to eat as many calories as possible to have some fat stores. The second is this time of year Brown trout and Brook trout start to spawn. Spawning burns up tons of energy and fat stores so trout need to replace these at a very rapid rate. In other words, Fish eat more in November!

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October 31st Fly Fishing Report

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 October 31st Fly Fishing Report

October has been good to us this month. Unseasonably warm weather the first three weeks of the month caught everyone off gaurd with highs that soared into the low to mid 80’s. It is October right? The weather is starting too cool off now, and rapidly I might add. Seems we have gone from Summer straight to Winter. The past two days we have seen snow flying round the region with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park being closed due to snow accumulation in the high tops. The park has now opened again and temps are warming back up to normal.

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The fishing inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been spot on with fantastic dry fly fishing each day! The wild trout inside the Smokies are eating heavily in preparation for colder weather. This time of year there is a cornucopia of food items available for trout which plays out the way Mother Nature intended. Trout need all the calories they can get. Brown and Brook trout start spawning in late Fall and need the extra fat stores for energy to swim against currents and travel longer distances to suitable spawning habitat. They also will need all the fat layer they can get to survive the brutal winter in the Smokies backcountry. Water temps are starting to get into the low 50’s inside the park and the trout will continue to be very active until after Thanksgiving, possibly longer depending on conditions

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Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing

The water temperatures in the Tuckasegee river have started cooling off and the fishing has picked up nicely. We’re starting to see an increased level of activity from the both Rainbow and Brown trout. The catch and release season is in full swing on the Tuckasegee where we currently have 10,000 stocked trout per mile! Those are incredible numbers until you realize that in early November the river will be stocked once again and that number soars to 17,000 trout per mile! Wild Brown’s are also entering the water system from Fontana Lake and coming up river in preparation of spawning season. Catching one of these bigger and much stronger fish requires some skill and a bit of luck. As the Fall season progresses and water temperatures drop, the feeding activity on the Tuckasegee river will get dramatically better. November and December are exceptional months to float the Tuckasegee in search of large trout.

 

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Raven Fork Fly Fishing

The Raven Fork in Cherokee is such an awesome place to fly fish, especially this time of year. A few unique aspects of this fishery is that we get to fish with the Elk! Fall is rutting season for the Elk and sightings are a very common place with fly fishing here. The Trophy Section parallels the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers beautiful scenery and some truly monsterous trout. Fall is when these big fish start getting very active and feed consistently throughout the day. Wade trips here can be pretty incredible and the possibility of catching your personal best trout are high on this stretch. The Raven Fork is stocked twice each week outside of the Trophy Section and offers great fly fishing opportunities as well.

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Nantahala River Fly Fishing

The Nantahala River is an excellent choice for Fall Fly Fishing and has been fishing top notch this month. The Nantahala is one of Trout Unlimited’s Top 100 Trout streams in the nation and is home to the state record Brown Trout. Its no secret that Fall is the best time to target monster Brown trout and the Nantahala river rarely disappoints. We also catch some beautiful Rainbow trout here as well.

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Cullasaja River Fly Fishing

The Cullasaja is hands down the most beautiful and most impressive river that we guide on. Known as the waterfall highway, US 64 between Franklin and Highlands NC, follows this magnificent river which boasts 11 waterfalls. This beautiful river is home to some of the most colorful butter bellied Brown trout that you have ever layed your eyes on! Stealthy approaches and sure-footedness are paramount here as you make you way along the tannic colored stream bed. These fish are aggressive in the Fall and fight like they hate you! One false move and they spook faster than a bunch of kids running from a red haired clown on Halloween!

Fall around the Smoky Mountains and surrounding region is hard to neat. Perfect weather and beautiful scenery combine with trout fishing at its peak. What’s not to love?

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October 31st Fly Fishing Report
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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report October 4th

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Great Smoky Mountains Fishing Report October 4th

October is an exciting month to fly fish the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding region. Our trout fishing hits peak this month and the action is nothing short of incredible! Combine world class fly fishing with superb Fall foliage colors and you’ve got yourself a fantastic time in the mountains. The prospects of this years Fall season are the best in years

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The Smokies are forecasted to have some of the best Fall colors in decades. Spectacular Fall colors and a slight crisp in the air gives way to fantastic trout fishing in the Smokies. The mountain trout streams come alive as Brown trout and Brook trout get ready for Fall spawning season. Rainbow trout will be eating heavily to fatten up for the winter ahead. The cooler temperatures of Fall get fish more active, and feeding increases dramatically. Dry fly action can be some of the best of the year. Several species of Caddis start hatching and brings fish to the surface to feed. The long standing favorite hatch of October, aptly named the October Caddis, is large bright orange Caddis that can be seen from the space shuttle or under even the lowest hanging rhodendron. Trout will go crazy for them all day long.

Tuckasegee River kick off

The Tuckasege River trout fishing kicks off the first week of October! Catch and Release regulations start October 1st and the river will be stocked with thousands of trout per mile. The section of the Tuckaegee river near Bryson City will have 10,000 trout per mile! Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout that average from 12-25 inches will be in the river along with the resident wild trout population too. This makes for some incredible action for anglers of all skill levels, and is the perfect place for beginners looking to learn how to fly fish! We offer Wading trips and Drift Boat trips on the Tuckasegee River.

Cherokee Trophy Section

The Cherokee Trophy Section on the Raven Fork is an awesome place to fly fish in the Fall. Cooler water temperatures will have the River Monsters of Cherokee feeding well and catching the trout of your life is possible. The Trophy Section offers a unique experience as the Elk commonly cross the river while we are fishing. Fall is also rutting season for Elk and often times they can be heard bugling across the Oconaluftee River valley. The scenery is fantastic as you fish alongside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway. Access to the water is good and this section offers some of the easier wading of anywhere in the region.

Weather this week

The weather this week is looking pretty nice. Afternoon temps reaching low 80’s and high 70’s across the mountains with nightly lows dipping into the low 60’s. There is some rain in the forecast for Sunday through Tuesday with highs reaching the upper 70’s. Its a great time to be outside in the Smokies!

 

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Fall Colors starting in the Great Smoky Mountains

Its beginning to look like Fall across the Great Smoky Mountains. Colors are starting to turn in the high elevations and its shaping up to be an early color season with one that promisies to have bright vivid yellows, reds, and oranges!

High elevations are expected to reach their peak the first weekend of October. Areas such as Mt LeConte, Clingmans Dome, Mt Cammerer,  Mt Guyot, and Mt Kephart will all be looking their best on the tops. Great hikes to see the best colors will be to start at NewFound Gap and head out on the Appalachian Trail to Charlie’s Bunion. Views from here are breathe taking anytime of year but will be especially beautiful during peak color season. Another staff favorite is to hike from Clingmans Dome and drop off down Forney Creek to Fontana Lake.

Mid elevations will peak colors by the second weekend of October. If temperatures drop or we see a little bit of rain this could be earlier,  possibly mid week of the second week. Places like Maddron Bald, Mt Cammerer, Shuckstack, and Lonesome Pine will all be looking their best. Favorite hikes this time of year are hands down Shuckstack Fire Tower. Start just past Fontana Dam and head up Shuckstack Trail. Some of the most dramatic views in the Smokies can be found from the firetower itself. Another staff favorite is to start at Deep Creek from the horse trailer parking and head up the Noland Divide trail to Lonesome Pine Overlook. Outstanding views and solitude reward those willing to make the uphill pull.

Lower elevations will see peak colors around the third week of October. This is where you can see some of the most dramatic variations and brightest colors. Hardwood forests of Oaks, Maple, Cherry and Hickory create a palate of every color imaginable. Some of our favorite hikes this time of year will be the Little River Trail to Husky Branch Falls, Deep Creek to Indian Creek Falls, and Porters Creek Trail to the old Smoky Mountain Hiking Club Cabin.

Do you ever wonder which trees turn what colors?

  • Tulip Poplar: golden yellow
  • Birch: bright yellow
  • Black Cherry: yellow
  • Dogwood: deep red
  • Sourwood: brick red
  • Shining Sumac: red
  • Hickories: golden-bronze
  • Oaks: red, brown, or russet
  • Sugar Maple: orange-red
  • Black Maple: glowing yellow
  • Red Maple: bright scarlet or orange

Fall Fly Fishing

Fall is one of the most pleasurable times to Fly Fish in the Great Smoky Mountains. You really can’t go wrong this year in terms of best location. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will have the Tennessee side of the Smokies full of wild trout. Some of the most breath taking scenery and trout are on the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains. The Bryson City and Cherokee region has even more to choose from. The North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains offers miles of wild trout streams inside the park, along with the phenomenal Tuckasegee River and the Cherokee Trophy Section. Of course there is the holy grail of trout streams in Bryson City too, the legendary Hazel Creek! Guests staying near Maggie Valley and Waynesville will have their region of the Smokies plus the West Fork of the Pigeon River. You simply cannot go wrong for fishing this time of year!

Get your vacations planned, and your cabins and fishing trips booked early this year. Space is filling up fast!

We’ll see you on the water!

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction 2017

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction 2017

The Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Fall colors are predicted to be incredibly brilliant for 2017! Biologists are forecasting one of the best color season in decades. The Southern Appalachian mountains, which include the Smokies, have one of the most colorful and longest running fall leaf seasons in the world. 2017 is certainly going to be the year for brilliant Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains region.

The Great Smoky Mountains have received above normal amounts of rain this spring and early summer. Combine the perfect mix of moisture, sunny days, and cooler temperatures you have all the ingredients for healthy tree and leaf growth. Healthy leaves during the Summer equates to beautiful full color leaves in the Fall. As late August approached the rains subsided some letting the soil conditions dry somewhat which lay the groundwork for adding brightness to leaf colors. Fall 2017 in the Great Smoky Mountains is absolutely the year you don’t want to miss!

When is the Peak Fall Colors

The peak season for Fall colors will be earlier than normal this year. Cooler overall temperatures the past several weeks have some areas starting to turn and we are seeing signs of colors starting to change all across most locations. Peak conditions will be almost a week earlier putting the second week of October as the target for viewing leaves at their best and seeing the most widespread color. Keep in mind that different sides of the mountains and elevations play a large part in how quickly colors change or long they hold out to reach peak color.

The highest elevations will see leaves start changing first and reaching peak colors the first week of October. The highest points along the Smokies and Blue Ridge such as Clingmans Dome, Mt Leconte, and Water Rock Knob are predicted to reach peak colors the first week of October. Lower elevations will take longer to reach peak colors, so as you drop in elevation the colors will take longer to change and reach their peak. Fall colors this year should last longer than in previous years due to a healthy forest. So if you happened to be one of many who booked your vacation for the third week of October you’re still going to find plenty of vibrant colors.

Amazing Fall Fly Fishing

Another plus of the cooler weather, is the fishing will be dramatically better this year as well. Fish love cooler temperatures, and the Fall is one of the most pleasurable times to Fly Fish in the Great Smoky Mountains. You really can’t go wrong this year in terms of best location. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will have the Tennessee side of the Smokies full of wild trout. Some of the most breath taking scenery and trout are on the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains. The Bryson City and Cherokee region has even more to choose from. The North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains offers miles of wild trout streams inside the park, along with the phenomenal Tuckasegee River and the Cherokee Trophy Section. Of course there is the holy grail of trout streams in Bryson City too, the legendary Hazel Creek! Guests staying near Maggie Valley and Waynesville will have their region of the Smokies plus the West Fork of the Pigeon River. You simply cannot go wrong for fishing this time of year!

Get your vacations planned, and your cabins and fishing trips booked early this year. Space is filling up fast!

We’ll see you on the water!

 

 

 

Great Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction 2017
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