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.

Murphy North Carolina City Lots Coming Up For Sale

We’ll have two city lots for sale shortly in Murphy, North Carolina. They’re both in great parts of Murphy City Limits! They’re close to all the assets the city has to offer, like Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center. Prices will be less than 30k for one and 25k for the other. Look for them coming soon!

Interested? Want to beat the crowd? Email me and I’ll give you more info or call me toll free (877) 837-3002 at our REMAX office.

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comCall Toll Free (877) 837-3002 and demand The POLTROCK TEAM!!!

Your Order’s Ready! Nottley River Lots Coming Right Up!

Great news! I just met with a couple who has developed one the best river community I’ve seen in Murphy yet!  They’re getting ready to come up for sale, so keep posted! Located right on the Nottley River in the Culberson community, there are 9 gorgeous river front lots, 3 of which also have creek frontage! There’s to be a nice community area right on the river to picnic and enjoy the water rushing by.

Although I’ll leave it an unnamed community until its fully ready to be on the market, it has 29 amazing lots. They’re quiet, peaceful, and fully loaded! They all have river access on Nottley, septic permits, and underground utilities – including community water! Prices are to be very competitive to the market with an amazing opportunity coming up! Email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com if you want to reserve yours!!


The Nottley River flows from Lake Nottley (formed by the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority) about 40 miles to flow into the Hiwassee Reservoir[wikipedia], better known as the Lake Hiwassee here. It has wonderful trout fishing and is simply a scenic river to watch!

John Poltrock – REMAX Mountain Properties – The POLTROCK TEAM – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call Toll Free (866) 687-7496 and demand the POLTROCK TEAM! – Homes, Chalets, Cabins, Riverfront, Mountain Views, Whew! That’s a lot of REAL ESTATE!

Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center is a great asset to the town of Murphy and Cherokee County!

Since the opening of Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center, the people of Murphy have really enjoyed being more Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Centerfit! Myself included, folks have been going to many of the different offerings the Wellness Center offers. The gym features many weight machines, free weights, ellipticals, tread mills, and more! The "class room" features many different classes like pilates, yoga, and more.

One of the landmark features is the pool itself. Right now, most people notice it because of the giant white dome that covers the pool during the cold months so it can be used year around. Its offered to many groups for swim classes, kayaking, and more! In fact, my daughters basketball team had a pool party to celebrate the end of the season yesterday.

Costs are very affordable considering all they have to offer. Although they have several different plans, I would say the two most common is $35 per month for an individual or $55 per month for a family per month.

They are a great compliment to the Murphy Community. Next time you’re going through the town of Murphy, look for Konaheeta Park and the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center is right there.

695 Konaheta Street; Murphy

(828) 835-3700

John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX of Murphy NC – Homes and Land in the Mountains – Real Estate for sale in Cherokee County – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – (877) 837-3002 – Demand the Poltrock Team!

*Note* – Many people commonly misspell Hiwassee. Many times you will see Hiawassee which is not local to our area in North Carolina. There’s Hiawassee GA, which is 20-30 minutes away from us…