Where can I fish on the Little Pigeon River?

Where can I fish on the Little Pigeon River?

The river splits into three forks in the Sevierville area, and the West Fork of the Pigeon River flows through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before entering Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fishing is allowed along most of the river, including in the Pigeon Forge area.

Can you fish West Prong Little Pigeon River?

You are permitted to fish year-round at the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, as with most of the rivers in the Park. There may be designated times or seasons where access is restricted or limited by the National Park Service, but that will generally be rare, and posted if it is an issue.

Are there bass in the Little Pigeon River?

The Little Pigeon River is considered a trophy smallmouth bass fishery. It is at lower elevation and gets a tad too warm to sustain trout during the warmer months. But that’s not the only reason to cast a line in Sevierville.

Where is the Little Pigeon River in Pigeon?

West Prong Little Pigeon River runs from the boundary of the park to Gnatty Branch. A handicap fishing pier is available in Herbert Holt Park. Three areas are set aside as children’s streams for those 12 years and younger.

Is there a fishing limit on the Little Pigeon River?

A special limit of one fish per day with a 20-inch minimum length limit is in place for smallmouth bass from the mouth of the Little Pigeon River through Pigeon Forge to the national park boundary.

Do you need a fishing license to fish in Pigeon Forge TN?

Numerous trails lead from the highway to the river, and at most times it is possible to hike or wade upstream by following the river. A current Tennessee fishing license is required to fish in Pigeon Forge or anywhere else along the Little Pigeon River.

Where to go fly fishing in Pigeon Forge?

Fly-fishing with wet or dry flies can be effective, and you can also tempt big bass with soft plastic lures and baits that imitate crayfish. Ample shore access is available in Pigeon Forge, and this section of the river downstream to Sevierville is also perfect for exploring by kayak or float tube.