Fishing and Swimming
The trout streams in the Blue Ridge , Appalachian , & Great Smoky mountains of North Carolina from Cherokee to Asheville to Boone host the best fishing streams there are in North Carolina. The wild fish tend to be smaller in NC, more so than the stocked ones, but it takes more stealth to catch the wild trout when fly fishing. The stocked trout are easy to catch at first, but harder as the season progresses. Over all fly fishing in the North Carolina mountains is an exceptional trout fishing haven with over 3,000 miles of trout streams open to fishing through out Western NC
Also, who needs a pool when you have an abundance of natural swimming holes, all within a short driving distance of Boone? Beat the heat and humidity by visiting the High Country’s top destinations for swimming, sunbathing and—if you’re so brave—cliff jumping.
Elk Creek Outfitters
Foscoe Fishing Company
Grandfather Trout Farm