Fly Fishing Cherokee
Cherokee has always been known for its great trout fishing. Fly Fishing the Cherokee Tribal waters does require a Tribal Fishing Permit for a small fee. This fee seems very reasonable considering 400,000 trout get stocked annually. For all but 2.2 miles are marked "Catch and Keep" with a limit per day of 10. The 2.2 miles that are not catch and grease are Tribal Trophy Trout waters (Catch and Release). The regulations in this stretch are very stringent and require an additional fee on top of the daily permit. However, the reward is great as nothing small is stocked in this stretch. Most netted trout range between 18-24 inches and up. The summer season slows for many Tribal waters because the number of swimmers and tubers.