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Fishing in the Smokies

Whether you are a professional angler or someone looking for a relaxing day of fishing, the rivers and streams throughout Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains make for a perfect destination.

Outfitters, like Smoky Mountain Angler, can help you familiarize yourself with the local rules and regulations. Local experts are available to provide insight or guide you on a wade or float trip. For the latest condition report, follow their blog, www.smokymountainangler.com.

One of the great things about fishing in the Smoky Mountains is that the Little Pigeon River meanders through downtown Gatlinburg, which means good fishing spots are steps from your downtown Gatlinburg hotel.

With more than 2,900 miles of streams within its boundaries, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is home to brook, rainbow and brown trout in addition to smallmouth bass and rockbass.

Fishing is permitted year-round in open waters. For information about limits, permits, size limits and regulations on bait and lures, visit the Great Smoky Mountains website, www.nps.gov.

When planning your fishing vacation, stay in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Contact Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center for more information ore to make reservations.

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