The Water We Fish
Here at Mountain Troutfitters, we guide on the best water that Western North Carolina, and East Tennessee has to offer! We chase everything from the wild brook trout that inhabit the small mountain streams, to the large brown trout that are found on the famous tailwaters of the Southeast. In order to help protect our fisheries we practice catch and release on all the waters we fish.
We are fortunate to have our own private stretch of the Linville river as well as a private stretch on the North Toe River. A day on our private waters you are guaranteed the seclusion that would be hard to find elsewhere. This stretch of river does not see the fishing pressure that you will find on the water throughout the state. A day on our private water, you will have the opportunity to catch trophy sized brown, rainbow and brook trout. Who doesn’t like to catch big fish?
South Holston River / Watauga River
Arguably these are two of the best rivers on the East coast. Both being tailraces these rivers fish 365 days a year. Both sustain very healthy populations of wild brown and rainbow trout. During the late spring through early fall the dry fly fishing is hard to beat! Whether wading or floating a day on either one of these rivers will be one that you will never forget!
Nolichucky River / French Broad River
Who says that fly fishing in the mountains is limited to trout? When the dog days of summer set in and you don’t feel like rock hopping and wading into a steep mountain stream, floating for smallmouth bass makes for a good day. The North Toe and Nolichucky smallmouth fishery is unreal. It rivals the popular New river in Virginia. Spend the day fly fishing for smallies and be prepared to get pulled around! The French Broad is conveniently located near Asheville, NC.
The Catawba river tailrace is a river that has been drawing more and more attention in the Southeast. It is a big river that fishes much like a Western river. A day on the Catawba tailrace will give you the seclusion that the South Holston or Watauga can’t offer. If you like brown trout you will love the Catawba!
The reason why the Blue Ridge Mountains are the best place to live! Everyone needs an excuse to get out and go to the mountain. We have countless miles of wild trout waters. Fly fishing for the aggresive native brook trout that inhabit our small mountain streams is a unique expierence.
Local/Delayed Harvest Waters
Here in Linville, NC we have an abundance of general trout water. Our fly fishing trips on these streams are very forgiving for the young or novice angler. A day on general trout water is a great way to learn the sport. Most of these trips are on the N. Toe, Cane Creek, or Wilson Creek delayed harvest sections. The state of N.C. does a great job each year stocking these streams with a total of 50,000 trout being stocked in these 3 stream per year.