Our Mountain Region in and Around Murphy NC Overflows With Fantastic Fishing

Whether you’re a seasoned bass or trout fisherman, or a first-time angler looking for a taste of mountain lakes fishing, you’ll find numerous good fishing holes within an hour’s drive of Murphy, NC. In fact, our mountain region offers eight major lakes, four delayed-harvest trout streams, and countless numbers of rivers and creeks. You could literally fish for weeks in a different place.

To better plan your fishing expedition, decide which species you’ll be stalking. If you’re a confirmed bass fisherman, check out Apalachia, Chatuge, Hiwassee, or Nottely Lakes. Chances are, other nearby lakes and rivers also have their share of bass just waiting to take your bait. While many locations offer banks fishing, some spots also feature public boat ramps so you can better stalk those crafty fish.

If you prefer fly fishing, you’re probably in the best spot on earth for catching trout. Cherokee County boasts several wild trout streams, along with hatchery-supported streams with date-specific releases. For starters, you’ll find wild trout waters in Cherokee, Clay, and Graham counties; along with world-famous Nantahala National Forest game land.

During trout fishing season, lasting from April through February, you’re likely to find anglers’ trucks parked in varied out-of-the-way spots. If you look closely, you’ll see fishermen standing motionless in their waders, trying to coax a wily trout out of its underwater hollow. For these guys (and ladies), catching the fish is satisfying, but the experience itself provides its own rewards.

Now, let’s say you’ve fallen hook-line-and-sinker for a mountain lakes fishing trip, and you can’t wait to get up here. First, book yourself a cozy mountain cabin from the friendly folks at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals. Next, get onto the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website, and purchase a fishing license. In fact, the Sportsman’s License allows you to fish – and hunt – most game in our region. While you’re browsing the site, take advantage of the NCWRC’s great fishing-related resources.

When you arrive in Murphy, NC, round out your fishing gear at Appalachian Outfitters on Tennessee Street. If you enjoy collecting hand-tied flies, you’ll find a great selection here. Best of all, you can talk with an experienced fishing guide, just brimming with local knowledge about current fishing conditions. Chances are, you can hire him for the day, giving you the inside track on those secret fishing spots. And because we like fishing, too, we might see you out there. And if you love being here like we do, make it home! Whether Murphy NC becomes your primary home or second home, that’s ok! We’d love to have you as neighbors 🙂 Check out all our listings and contact us to let us know what we can do to help you find a home right here in Murphy NC.

Trout Fishing in Murphy NC and all of Cherokee County

Trout fishing is a big to-do in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina. What better way to enjoy a day, eat well, and get some good outdoors??!! 😀

Trout Fish in Murphy NCHere in Murphy and Cherokee County, there is great fishing all around. There’s a lot of lake and river fishing as well, but this article is focused on trout fishing specifically. Thanks to our great Cherokee County Mapping Department, they have published the most popular trout waters map so you can see first hand some great spots to hit while you’re here. And we are sharing the map with you! Just click the link right below this to open, download, and print it for yourself.

Trout Waters in Cherokee County

And don’t forget, in North Carolina, you MUST having a fishing license to fish! Since rules, regulations, and license prices change over time, the best thing you can do is visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources website or by pasting this link in your browser: http://www.ncwildlife.org/

The popular waters feature in the map are:

  • Shuler Creek
  • North Shoal Creek
  • Copper Creek
  • Bell Creek, Garrett Creek, and Cook Creek
  • Tellico River, Peckerwood Creek, and Tipton Creek
  • Beaverdam Creek
  • Little Creek
  • Dockery Creek and Bald Creek
  • Davis Creek
  • Hanging Dog Creek
  • Owl Creek
  • Hyatt Creek
  • Webb Creek
  • Junaluska Creek
  • Valley River
  • Hiwassee River
  • Nottley River
  • Persimmon Creek
  • South Shoal Creek

We hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Cherokee Lake in Murphy NC on Forest Service Land

Cherokee Lake is a beautiful place to have a picnic, fish, relax, and enjoy right here in Murphy NC. It’s largely brought to us by the US Forest Service, who is responsible for maintaining the grounds. On the grounds, you’ll find a great dock to fish from, a large picnic pavilion, picnic tables scattered around with grills you can use, and walking trails so you can venture into the woods and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

It’s located in the Hiwassee Dam community of Murphy right off of 294. To get there, you will take Highway 64 West, make a right on 294. Follow that a couple miles to the entrance to Cherokee Lake on your right hand side. It’s just before the brand new bridge.

Be sure to check it out, have a picnic, and enjoy the outdoors! 😉

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