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

flyfishingWhether 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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What is the difference between a Branch, Stream, Creek, Crick, and a River in Murphy NC?

Water – it’s one of the most desirable features of any piece of real estate. It’s not hard to get used to the gorgeous, burbling splash of water rushing through a creek – but that leaves a question. Internet pictures of land and homes for sale can be so deceiving. It can look like a river on the computer to find out someone had a garden hose upstream and a camera with a close zoom – disappointing! So when you get to Murphy, NC, here’s what terms you can expect to hear on running water.

What is a Branch?

A branch is a local term used to describe a very small water feature. It’s like a creek or a stream – only much smaller. In most cases, you’ll find it to be only a few inches wide – often less than 6 inches. This term doesn’t give you any guidance as to the volume of water flowing through it – I’ve seen some that have water screaming through it!

What is a Stream?

A stream is slightly larger than a branch and can still often be called a creek by folks. Technically, if it is less than 60 feet wide, it can be called a stream. However, most of the time people call smaller flowing water streams.

What is a Creek?

This is what you get when you live in the mountains of NC!
This is what you get when you live in the mountains of NC!

Creeks are one of my favorite water features here in Murphy, NC. There’s such a wide range of what’s available. We have many creeks that are home to native and stocked trout. That’s good fishing! 🙂 They also vary in size – some are very big and rival the size of rivers while others are just barely big enough to where you could jump over them.

Some of the most reputable and largest creeks here are Hanging Dog Creek, Fires Creek, Owl Creek, Shoal Creek, and several others.

What is a Crick?

Think localism for the word creek.

What is a River?

Most folks know what a river is. Rivers are designated bodies of water and there are three of the them in Cherokee County, NC – the Hiawassee River, Nottley River, and Valley River. All of them are gorgeous bodies of water with the Hiawassee being the largest of the three. You can find many fish in all of them – including trout!

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Creek Front Home For Sale in Murphy NC – BOLD Trout Creek, Fine Home, & Much More!

Creek Front Home for Sale in Murphy NCIf you love the mountains of North Carolina and can’t get enough of gorgeous, bold, rushing trout creeks, you’ve found your new home! This spectacular home is second to none in so many ways. The bold rushing waters are the perfect place to enjoy Mountain Trout that you can even feed right outside of your own porch!

The home itself is a marvel of quality construction and attention to detail. It features 2 bedrooms and two baths with a nice loft. The master suite is just that – it has its own private bath with a large tile shower. The master bedroom is open and spacious with a double sided wood burning fireplace. It plank wood floors and its very own private office that can be used for just about anything you like. The bedroom and office is right beside the creek with its own private walkout to the covered porch overlooking the creek. You can even open the windows to enjoy the rumbling of the creek day in and day out!

The kitchen is open and spacious with beautiful maple cabinetry with solid surface tops. There’s lots of room for storage and counter space for food preparation and more. The living room too is quite spacious with a wood burning fireplace, unique plank floors, and a very cool spiral staircase leading to the loft that boasts the second bedroom and an open area to be used for anything you like.

There are so many other details that make this home a beauty – fine windows and doors, rounded edges on the drywall, extraordinary tile craftsmanship, stainless appliances, skylights, metal roof, and so much more! This home is a work of art that you’ll be amazed when you see it in person – no pictures or descriptions do it justice!

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Invest in the Mountains of Murphy NC – Especially Now!

With the Holiday season coming to a wrap and 2009 young and vibrant, we all are looking forward to a year of progress. President Obama’s term is getting ready to begin, and regardless of whether you are a supporter or not, I’m certain we are all hopeful for an improved economy and a prosperous nation.

Real Estate is a huge opportunity for investment prosperity as our economy continually shows signs of improving. Not only that, there are many choices for homes and land.  The hardest part is just picking which is your favorite! As Donald Trump said, “It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful. It’s artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.” You’ll always be able to stand on it, touch it, enjoy it, and ultimately sell something that is real – not just a paper investment.

Real Estate is a low cost opportunity right now as interest rates are continually dropping. You should be certain to contact one of our many local lenders to find the opportunities in place right now. Feel free to visit our “Gotta Guy” list to find several local lenders (that’s our local recommended contractor list). Cost of ownership is extraordinarily low with very favorable county tax rates. For example, current rates for a home assessed at $200,000 will be in the neighborhood of $800 for the year. Homeowner’s insurance runs in the same neighborhood as well. If you purchase land, you shouldn’t need to pay insurance for it since your current homeowner’s policy should protect you for most things under personal liability coverage (be sure to check your own policy to see what specific coverage is offered).

There are many different types of real estate investments in Murphy NC available suitable to practically every budget. We have land opportunities as low as $10,000 and with sizes ranging from lots to parcels with thousands of acres. Looking for a home you can enjoy now or don’t want to build? We have brand new cabins and homes in the low 100’s, and from there, the sky is the limit. You can also search the Murphy NC MLS for free.

The investment standpoint is always a good way to look at it, and with a degree in financial planning, I tend to look that way first. Truth is, that’s only a very small portion owning a property in the mountains. Waking up with a warm cup of coffee overlooking a stunning mountain view is something you cannot even begin to put a price on. Living on a cool mountain river watching trout swim around catching flies is something that simply can’t be replaced. Sitting on a soft leather couch in the evening watching the sunset on the Appalachian Mountains right beside a crackling fireplace is of no comparison.

Now is the time to move from dreaming and to start planning. Come to Murphy! There are many great cabin rental companies and hotels to choose from so you can come and truly enjoy yourself. Curious about the area and want more information about weather, what to do, and more? Contact us and we’ll send you our FREE Murphy NC Information Packet; it’s filled with tons of information about the weather and climate in Murphy NC, things to do, and much more! And until you get here, keep dreaming of mountain views, comfortable weather with four seasons, and great people!

***Be sure to read this article in the January 2009 Edition of our local Cherokee County Newspaper, The Cherokee Scout. You’ll find it and our full page ad in Country Roads.***

John Poltrock, Certified Residential Specialist – Murphy NC – The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX Mountain Properties – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496.