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tigerinfielder3
12-03-2018, 01:30 PM
Not crappie related but planning on being in pigeon forge the week after Christmas and was wondering if anyone has ever been trout fishing in the area? Id love to try to catch a few trout up that way. Any info would be greatly appreciated

StantheMan2567
12-03-2018, 04:07 PM
I see lots of people fishing in the waters around and in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Within the town of Gatlinburg there are special regulations on times and dates that can be a little confusing. Pages 28-29 of the Tennessee Sport Fishing Regulations Guide address these regulations. Go to the TWRA website and click on Fishing Guide, not sure how to link here. ET Fish may be able to give you some insight as he mentions using the fly rod from time to time. Good luck and enjoy your stay in the TN Mountains.

Lloakley930
12-03-2018, 04:58 PM
I was just up there but didn’t fish. There is a good creek from Gatlinburg that goes through pigeon forge. Didn’t see many fishing it. Just saw a few fishing at the kid only spot as you come into Gatlinburg where the hatchery is located.

Just a FYI there is Douglas Lake up above Seiverville if you are looking for something more. Don’t know much about it though but supposed to have crappie.

ET Fish
12-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Although I have never fished in downtown Gatlinburg, I understand it is stocked fairly regularly. I think a special permit is required for Gatlinburg. I usually fish inside the Smoky Mountains, where all of the trout are wild. To fish in the Smokies requires only a fishing license.....no supplemental trout license required. If you enter through Townsend, make a stop at Little River Outfitters and ask for the latest reports. Those guys usually keep up with what’s going on in and around the Smokies.

Alphahawk
12-03-2018, 05:28 PM
Not crappie related but planning on being in pigeon forge the week after Christmas and was wondering if anyone has ever been trout fishing in the area? Id love to try to catch a few trout up that way. Any info would be greatly appreciated

If you’re on Facebook you can join Trout Magnet Users Group.....I’ll approve you....and you will get all the answers to that question you could want. It has been years since I fished there and folks in the group fish it quite regular and have all the current info.

Regards


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Clint
12-03-2018, 06:03 PM
I carry a 1wt & a 2wt fly-rod when I fish the Smokies. It is the only time I fish with them. 6" Brook Trout are fun on a small rod. I will second ET's suggestion to stop at Little River shop in Townsend. I stay in Townsend when I go. It is called "the quiet side of the Smokies".

ET Fish
12-03-2018, 06:31 PM
Wow! A 1 & 2 weight! That has to be fun! Love those Brookies!

ET Fish
12-03-2018, 06:33 PM
If you’re on Facebook you can join Trout Magnet Users Group.....I’ll approve you....and you will get all the answers to that question you could want. It has been years since I fished there and folks in the group fish it quite regular and have all the current info.

Regards


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This is a great option! Alphahawk has forgotten more than I know about trout fishing!

Clint
12-03-2018, 07:20 PM
Wow! A 1 & 2 weight! That has to be fun! Love those Brookies!

Yah it is. Before my brother passed I had quite a few fly rods, more than a few built by him. After he passed I have a whole lot of fly rods. The 1 & 2 wt were kits he intended to build for me but did not get around to it. I had them built by a local rod maker and they are a hoot on little Bluegills and sunfish. I have to be careful because I was fishing a local park which has lots of sunnies with my favorite 3 wt (built by my brother) and managed to hook and land a 3# catfish. I was more worried about breaking the rod than I was loosing the fish. I finally landed it but had to step into the mud bottom of the pond to keep from lifting the fish.

Herewego
12-03-2018, 07:31 PM
Lived on Douglas lake for 12 years and loved to trout fish the middle prong of the little Pigeon river in Jones cove area from the covered bridge down. This is not in the park and you can use live bait.
Use half a night crawler on #6 bait hook and use low vis green line 4 or 6 lb worked fine.
You can walk down by the river past cabins and ve sure to fish the middle to bottom end of each pool.
TWRA keeps these waters stocked regularly and a limit of 7 trout is usually easy to catch.

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cevans
12-04-2018, 07:58 AM
I have caught trout all over the Smokies while backpacking at most all elevations that have a pool of water. Great addition especially when living on dehydrated meals no matter how the size of them is! :fish Even caught them by hand when I was whitewater kayaking! :Rofl

huntinslabs
12-04-2018, 08:42 AM
When we visited Pigeon Forge we stayed at Claiboughs Campground. There was a river behind campsite and we caught a few small trout in it. Did not fish it much, maybe a half hour 2 mornings at most. Just used what was stored in camper. A lil ultralight rod and spinning reel with a Southern pro tube.

Nutbush
12-04-2018, 09:05 AM
Just don’t drink water from those streams! My wife and I stayed in Cosby one weekend and decided to do a little hiking. Well as we were walking down a trail we heard a “waterfall”. So we took off to see it. When we got there we found a sewer discharge I’m guessing from the local campground. That “pure stream water” isn’t so pure after all!


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Cal panman
12-04-2018, 11:10 AM
Just got back from a awesome two week trip at Pigeon Forge. Got my licenses at Wal Mart in Pigeon Forge the employee working in the sporting goods department was very knowledgeable about what I needed to fish in Gatlinburg and the GSMP. Had my best luck on the stream running along the side of the road going to Tremont ( just in the park when coming from Townsend) . Good luck

tigerinfielder3
12-04-2018, 11:11 AM
I sent you a PM cal panman

Just got back from a awesome two week trip at Pigeon Forge. Got my licenses at Wal Mart in Pigeon Forge the employee working in the sporting goods department was very knowledgeable about what I needed to fish in Gatlinburg and the GSMP. Had my best luck on the stream running along the side of the road going to Tremont ( just in the park when coming from Townsend) . Good luck

tigerinfielder3
12-04-2018, 11:16 AM
I sent you a PM cal panman

Just got back from a awesome two week trip at Pigeon Forge. Got my licenses at Wal Mart in Pigeon Forge the employee working in the sporting goods department was very knowledgeable about what I needed to fish in Gatlinburg and the GSMP. Had my best luck on the stream running along the side of the road going to Tremont ( just in the park when coming from Townsend) . Good luck

Tom 513
12-06-2018, 07:48 PM
Lived on Douglas lake for 12 years and loved to trout fish the middle prong of the little Pigeon river in Jones cove area from the covered bridge down. This is not in the park and you can use live bait.
Use half a night crawler on #6 bait hook and use low vis green line 4 or 6 lb worked fine.
You can walk down by the river past cabins and ve sure to fish the middle to bottom end of each pool.
TWRA keeps these waters stocked regularly and a limit of 7 trout is usually easy to catch.

Sent from my SM-G935V using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=87936)Have you tryed that #6 circle hook used as a drop shot? My favorite live bait presentation for trout is with a small peice of earth worm pumped with air 6" above a a sinker, fished on a tight line it has bern deadly in In., Ky and Wv.

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