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Fishing in the mountains of the Smokies

The most asked question is, "Do I need a fishing license?" And the answer is "yes". In the state of Tennessee, you need a fishing license to fish in any public water unless you are under the age of 13. To get a one day, one week, or one year license, visit the TWRA website and buy yours online.

Learn more about fishing the Smokies at Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains


Fishing for Trout

Fishing for Trout in the Smoky Mountains

If you fish for trout in the state of Tennessee, you must also have a trout stamp. This is an additional cost. If you catch a trout without a trout stamp, you must release it immediatly.

Learn more at Great Smokey Mountains National Park web page.