1. Western NC Float Trip Fishing Guides in Cherokee, NC
  2. Western NC Float Trip Fishing Guides in Cherokee, NC
  3. Western NC Float Trip Fishing Guides in Cherokee, NC

Western NC Float Trip Fishing Guides in Cherokee, NC

Full Day Cherokee Float Trip For all levels of experience. Enjoy a full day on the river. We float several river systems here in Western NC. The Tuckasegee, the Nantahala, the Little Tennessee, and the French Broad River are all within a few minutes of our shop. A stream side lunch is provided on all float trips. We leave it up to you to determine the menu. Your guide will contact you prior to your trip to discuss lunch options. All gear is provided, does not include license & gratuities. Full day trips are our most popular trips! 1 Person: $400, 2 People: $200 per person South Holston, Watauga, and Catwba Tailrace Float Trip: The South Holston and Watauga Rivers are two of the most popular tailraces in the Southeastern US. As one of Trout Unlimited’s top 100 Blue Ribbon streams, the South Holston is well know for incredible Sulfur and Blue Wing hatches. We float both of the river systems 365 days a year and are both superb dry fly fisheries. The Catawba River Tailrace below Lake James is fast becoming known for it’s brown trout fishery. This float takes anglers through both the general water section of the Catawba and then through the trophy water section. 1 Person - $425, 2 People - $225 per Person Smallmouth/Muskie Float Trip: The Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers are the primary smallie river systems here in Western NC. The Nolichucky begins as the North Toe River and changes names at the confluence of Cane River. This fishery is considered by many as the premier smallmouth bass fishery in the Southeast. The Nolichucky offers the angler the ability to encounter trophy smallmouth bass, large trout, and the occasional musky. The French Broad is a much different river system than the Nolichucky. Flowing north out of Asheville, NC, the French Broad is best known for the vast number of smallies. 1 Person - $400, 2 People $200 per Person

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We are located on the banks of the North Toe River. This is a 60 mile long river system that includes wild trout fishing in the headwaters, General and Delayed Harvest trout fisheries throughout the upper reaches, and then smallmouth bass and musky fishing throughout the lower reaches. The North Toe River is one of the best kept secrets regarding smallmouth bass fisheries. Whether wading or floating, this is a river system that needs to be explored. In addition, our Spruce Pine shop is centrally located between the three highest peaks on the east coast: Grandfather Mountain, Mount Mitchell, and Roan Mountain. All three mountain regions contain vast amounts of trout waters teeming with wild rainbows, browns, and speckled trout. Additionally, the Catawba River TailwaterDelayed Harvest, Wilson Creek Delayed Harvest, Watauga River Tailwater Delayed Harvest, South Holston River Tailwater, Mitchell River Delayed Harvest, Ararat River Delayed Harvest, Helton Creek Delayed Harvest, South Toe River, Elk Creek Delayed Harvest, and the Curtis Creek Delayed Harvest are all within a few miles of our shop. On top of all these amazing fisheries Rivers Edge Outfitters offers private water on Rock Creek near Bakersville, North Carolina. True TROPHY trout reside in the water on Rock Creek, with many approaching 30 inches!

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