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Overall, I feel our fishing has gotten better in the past ten years. Half-day and full-day:. Fly fishing and spin fishing for kids and families Fly fishing merit badge classes Corporate and group fly fishing. For reservations call Or book securely from our website! Many, too, opt for the comforts of the same place where they have stayed since Moby Dick was a minnow. I mean after all, Cherokee is about the weirdest place you can ever stay. Well, first,unfortunately, it is not a popularity poll.
Second, I decided it was time to quit sleeping on a soggy air-filled cushion for a few nights to see how the other half lived. For the record, dear begotten readers, it was an eye-opening experience. So, where shall I start? This is was the layout. For starters, we were on our own—i. We did managed a couple of guarded grins, but a bulge never appeared in our wallet.
The 1, spacious rooms include amenities such as large baths, upscale furniture and fixtures, and inch HD plasma TVs. In addition to these amenities, guests have access to an arcade, indoor pool and workout room, as well as a 15,squarefoot conference center and several delicious restaurants. We did not quite make it to the luxury suites. Our lower level room was nice, but 94 l October l Southern Trout l www.
The high point for me was when we ate at four of the restaurants in the resort. They were very, very good. I even managed to break away from the primary buffets along enough to fish Ravens Fork on three occasions during our two-night stay.
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A multiuse 96 l October l Southern Trout l www. The network of trails is more than The trailhead is located about yards from the Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee and shares a parking lot. Trails are free of charge, and open every day, all day. Please note that our mystery guest managed to check in and out without detection. The other member of the party never as much as wet a line.
By the way, as far as directions, just follow the car in front of you. They are going there. On its lower end, there is an outstanding stretch of trophy-managed river for anglers who love to feel the pull of trout measured in pounds instead of inches. There are about 2. Access to certain stretches, however, can be difficult. Three forks join to form Raven Fork at a place called Big Pool. It is one of the larger brook trout streams on the park, and gorgeous, surrounded by old growth forest that was mostly spared from logging. Yet very few anglers are willing to make the strenuous hike into the area.
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And once you get there, no trail follows the creek. So it is hard to get back out. It is an expedition best suited for a pack-in trip to Backcountry Campsite 47, which sits near the only trail crossing of the creek. There is a steel-truss bridge at the trail crossing, which rumor holds was constructed after a backpacker died there trying to cross the creek. This should serve as warning about the rugged nature of the area. Wading the creek requires clambering over boulders and bushwhacking through rhododendron.
The creek is a lot easier to fish in low-water conditions. Steep sections of boulders and plunge pools are interspersed with relatively flat stretches of long slicks and easy wading. In the Smokies, a brook trout longer than 10 inches is pretty rare. There might be a few unicorns in Raven Fork, and the occasional wild rainbow shows up as well.
There are about four miles of water between Campsite 47 and Big Pool. There are a little less than two miles of creek downstream between the campsite and the park boundary. This lower section of water on the park runs through a steep gorge, which is very difficult to access and can be downright dangerous. Downstream of the park boundary is the beginning of the stretch open to tribal members only. Some backcountry experience and a reliable buddy are recommended for this trip.
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Raven Fork gets a lot easier to fish once it crosses out of the tribal member only area at its confluence with Straight Fork. It has grown quite large by this point, it is roughly paralleled l October l Southern Trout l www.
The river can be accessed via roadside pullouts, fishing pressure can be pretty heavy, and anglers should be careful to abide by the streamside signs which indicate how stretches of the river are regulated. For 2. The downstream boundary of this stretch is the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.
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Only flies with single barbless hooks are allowed. Cherokee Fish and Wildlife stocks this section with trophy fish.
It has been said the average fish here is 20 inches, and trout 30 inches and longer are a possibility. Roadside access is easy and so is the wading. Pay attention to the roadside signs, which indicate which sections on Cherokee land are managed as trophy waters, Enterprise Waters and tribal member access only. Parking is available at either end of the bridge. The point, River Valley Campground marks the Hyatt Ridge trailhead is on the north upstream boundary of the trophy waters along side of Straight Fork Road about 2.
The trail climbs 1. Upstream of this point to which drops another 0. Enterprise Waters require a tribal fishing permit available at retailers on Cherokee Lands. Trophy waters require a different special use permit. Requires a North Carolina fishing permit.