Types of Fishing in Asheville

When visiting the Appalachian mountains, most anglers think about fishing for mountain trout. While this may be on your bucket list, there are many other fishing trips available to catch multiple species right here in Asheville. Below we will illustrate some of the types of fishing available in Western North Carolina, and specifically Asheville, North Carolina.

Asheville Trout Fishing

Some of the best trout fishing in the Southeast can be found in Asheville, NC. From tailwater rivers accessible by boat, to small mountain creeks with wild trout in every small pocket there is a lot to choose from. Rivers including the Tuckaseegee, Watauga, South Holston are all considered tailwaters. Top rivers to wade in the Asheville area include the Davidson, Mills River, Pigeon, Upper Tuckaseegee, and Wilson Creek. All of these rivers offer anglers both stocked trout and wild, and native trout species.

NC Smallmouth River Fishing

Asheville offers anglers with world class smallmouth fishing, both north and south of the vibrant city. With the spring consistently offering fish over the 4-5lb. mark, and early through late summer offering quantities and quality of fish. Even late fall and early winter providing trophy smallmouth into the 6lb. range. Smallmouth can be caught on both spinning tackle and fly fishing equipment. Moving baits and topwater plugs work best during the summer months, while swimbaits and slower shad imitation baits work great during the fall time.

Musky French Broad River Guides

Musky in the Southeast? Absolutely! Asheville has some of the best musky fishing in the Southeast. While others may think of Wisconsin, Michigan, or Virginia, now anglers are heading to the French Broad River to search for these giant predators. Musky as big as 50 inches have been caught in the French Broad. NC Wildlife has a great stocking program year round and there are plenty of wild musky that have survived over 10 years of floods. Enjoy a day fishing for musky with a professional fishing guide in Asheville, NC.

To learn more about the types of trips Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC has to offer contact us online or via phone at 828-691-1506.

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