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Catch & Release Only

All of our guided fishing trips are catch & release only. Due to the high volume of trips we guide each year, the only way to be fair to all of our clients and keep catch rates high is to establish this policy. Nature has its limits, and the continuation of our prolific sport fishery here in the Great Smoky Mountains will depend upon more anglers choosing to practice catch & release. We understand that there may be a price to pay for this philosophy in the way of lost business, however we also believe that the underlying logic is sound. It is our job to put you into contact with the highest number of fish possible. We have taken action to insure that occurs.

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Contact UsChoose a half day or full day trip of your choice with the top fishing guides in the Great Smoky Mountains. Trips offered in Bryson City, Cherokee, Sylva, Nantahala and more. We provide everything you need! Book Today!

Fontana Lake Fishing

Whether you're an avid angler looking to target a specific species or on vacation with your family looking to get out on the water to have a great time, our guided Fontana Lake pontoon boat trip is just what you are looking for. Shoreline development has been kept to a minimum, making Fontana lake a one-of-a-kind fishing and sightseeing experience.Read More »

River & Fly Fishing

The Great Smoky Mountains offer some of the most diverse river fishing in the country! We offer guided fly fishing and conventional tackle trips on the Tuckasegee, Little Tennessee, Oconoluftee, and French Broad River systems for a variety of game fish. There are many trip options to choose from year-round, and are an excellent option for anglers of any age or skill level.Read More »

Night Fishing

If you are looking for a truly unique night time fishing adventure, then our guided night fishing trips are the perfect choice! Some of the largest fish in the lake are caught under the cover of darkness. We use portable Underwater HID Fishing Lights to attract large schools of bait fish right to our boat, and the larger predator fish soon follow for an easy meal. Watch a night time feeding frenzy unfold right before your eyes!Read More »

Kayak Fishing

There's no better way to enjoy Western North Carolina's nature and wildlife than a guided kayak trip on the scenic rivers and lakes of The Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you are looking to sneak up on wildlife to capture that perfect photo, or an angler looking to stalk trophy fish in water otherwise not accessible by boat, our guided kayak trips offer you the outdoor adventure of a lifetime! We accommodate all skill levels!Read More »

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