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Old 01-17-2013, 08:04 AM
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Default trout towns in southern U.S.

Cabin fever is infectious and my whole family seems to have a bad case. I was wondering if others could weigh in on some southern towns that support some good trout fishing?

Here's a few ive been too

- Mountain Home, Ar
the white and norfork

-Knoxville, Tn and Asheville Nc area
GSMNP, some great tailwaters and mountain fed streams

-Atlanta, Ga
Hooch, Toccoa and some mountain stream in the Chattahoocee National forrest

Anyone else know some good areas, not so much looking for isolated streams but more some areas with a variety of good options?

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Charlottesville, VA.
For all the eastern slopes streams of the Shenandoah National Park.

Calling Virginia the south is hotly debated around here, though.
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Charlottesville, VA.
For all the eastern slopes streams of the Shenandoah National Park.

Calling Virginia the south is hotly debated around here, though.
Ill call it the south right along with you, at least the mid south

I have wanted to visit there, it seems alot like asheville in the sense that it in the foothills surrounded on 3 side by mountains/national parks ect...

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A friend of mine used to be GM at a resort in Boone, NC
One year he invited the family down for February school vacation to ski.
The skiing sucked..... the fishing was much better
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johnson city tn. watauga tailwaters-5 miles, south holston tailwaters-20 miles. plus endless mountain streams. of course i am partial, i live here--lol
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johnson city tn. watauga tailwaters-5 miles, south holston tailwaters-20 miles. plus endless mountain streams. of course i am partial, i live here--lol
Another vote for ne tenn. I was born and raised in bristol. Fished all those waters since I was 3yo.
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johnson city tn. watauga tailwaters-5 miles, south holston tailwaters-20 miles. plus endless mountain streams. of course i am partial, i live here--lol
Loved the area, quick question, seems like the sales tax out there was pretty high but do you guys pay state income tax and property tax out there, i heard something about TN being a tax friendly state but sales tax was higher then Chicago
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Lower Mountain Fork, eastern Oklahoma. (not been there, though).

Branson, Mo./Lake Taneycomo might be good for family if you don't mind cold weather fishing. I'm sure the family could find inside things to do in that place in winter.
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A friend of mine used to be GM at a resort in Boone, NC
One year he invited the family down for February school vacation to ski.
The skiing sucked..... the fishing was much better
You can catch wild 'bows inside Boone city limits if you know where to look.....
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Default Re: trout towns in southern U.S.

I will say lake Taneycomo is a great place to winter fish. They have not been running any water from the dam. The brown trout can be rather large and there is all types of lodging available from hotels with indoor pools to lake resort places with boat slip/docks on the lake. It is more river like than lake on the upper stretches. If the family is going there is all types of shopping/shows, etc and it is low tourist season with not as many older folk.
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