Smoky Mountain Trout and Fly Fishing near Dillsboro and Cherokee, NC

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Where the Blue Ridge Mountains Meet the Great Smokies

The Chalet Inn
285 Lone Oak Drive
Dillsboro, NC 28725
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The trout streams in Jackson County, North Carolina and surrounding areas including the Tuckasegee River, Cherokee Trophy Waters and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park host some of the best trout fishing spots in the Southeast. In most of these trout streams and rivers you can catch all three types of trout: brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. The Little Tennessee also is a favorite for Small Mouth Bass and our mountain lakes are even inhabited by walleye and the occasional muskie.

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Whether you are: an experienced angler, wanting to try fly fishing for the first time or traveling with a family and just want to have fun and/or catch your own dinner, The Chalet Inn is the vacation destination for you. For the avid fisherman whose traveling companion doesn't share their enthusiasm, our Chalet Suites and close by towns provide them with wonderful options while you are enjoying our great outdoors. And don't forget you can practice your casting in our pond and grill your catch in our picnic area!

Beginner – Eager to give Fly Fishing a try or new to the sport, then near by Dillsboro is the place. A designated Trout City and a part of the North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout Waters it's for travelers who want to "try out" trout fishing. You can get a Mountain Heritage Trout Waters license valid for 3 days for only $5 (NC residents and non-residents age 16 and older). For visitors who do not have fishing equipment, loaner rods and reels are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis through the Commission's Fishing Tackle Loaner program, which offers rods and reels, including spincast, ultra-light and fly rods, for the day. After returning the loaner rod and reel, first-time participants under 16 receive a free mini-tackle box containing tackle, such as flies and spinners. To get a license call 888-248-6834 or click: NC Wildlife Commission. In Dillsboro, you can choose either Scott Creek or the Tuckasegee River. For more information on the Mountain Heritage Trout Water program and other locations near The Chalet Inn click here.

Experienced – Already an experienced angler and ready to try some new waters? The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, in Jackson County, features some of the best waters in the Smoky Mountains. This trail guides fisherman to 15 different locations for catching brook, brown and rainbow trout. Whether you're searching for quantity or size, open water or small streams, the WNC Fly Fishing Trail has you covered. For the competitive fisherman interested in area fishing tournaments click here.

Fun & Family – Coming with family and don't have fishing licenses? Visit Cooper Creek Trout Pond. Enjoy their No Hassle, No License required, No Limit policy. All fishing equipment is provided; bait and tackle are available for sale. They will clean your catch so you can bring them back to The Chalet Inn and griil them in our picnic area or freeze them and take them home. Cooper Creek Trout Pond is open daily from 9AM to 5PM year round. Do call for Winter hours since they can change slightly due to shortening daylight and low temperatures. Yes, you can fish even if there is snow on the ground and ice on the pond. Cooper Creek Trout Farm and Trout Pond rest peacefully on 70 acres of pristine North Carolina Mountain splendor. Cooper Creek, with numerous branches (little streams), springs and waterfalls and two ponds bring pure Smoky Mountain water tumbling over the property.


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