Sevierville named top fall fishing destination
SEVIERVILLE, TN (WVLT) – Sevierville is surrounded by plenty of fishing spots and is now recognized as one of the best in the country.
Greg Ward with Rocky Top Outfitter, is a professional fisherman. He gives tours around Sevierville showing people the best places to catch a fish.
“I consider it, for the rivers, some of the best fishing,” he said. “So that’s really, really good. World-class smallmouth fishery. And then you get to mix in the trout; we kind of did that.
Ward said when he got into the sport he traveled all over the place looking for the best spots and what he realized was that he didn’t need to travel far at all.
“Come and discover that the best smallmouth fishing is here in Sevierville. I mean the Little Pigeon River in downtown Sevierville, and along the 66; I can’t find better,” he said.
Ward said finding the best spot to fish is looking for bubbles in the water and also for shade. For Sevierville, they say there is good fishing from the river to the lakes.
“We are talking about crappie, walleye. There are so many different types of fish you can catch here in Sevierville and what’s so cool is that some of our fish, especially our smallmouth bass, are breaking records,” said Amanda Marr of Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. “People can get involved in fishing here in a variety of ways, whether you’re a professional angler or just looking to get in there for the first time and have a try.”
Fishingbooker just named Sevierville one of the nation’s top fall fishing destinations. Fishingbooker, the world’s largest fishing trip booking platform, has compiled a list of the best fall fishing destinations in the United States for 2022, and Sevierville is among the top nine.
Douglas Lake is another productive fishery very close to the city. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, then its productive waters could put you on all sorts of species of bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. For mountain fishing, nothing beats the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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