Watauga River

The Watauga River is located just an hour north of Asheville, NC. The 'trophy section' of the Watauga River is one of the most scenic stretches of water in the region.

The Watauga River provides outstanding, year-around, habitat to rainbow trout. There is most often some type of insect hatch allowing anglers to fish dry flies on a regular basis.

There are also several nice places to get out of the boat and do some wade fishing. We recommend the Watauga River for both beginning and experienced anglers.


Watauga River Trout Fishing
Trip Half Day Full Day
Watauga River Float Fishing - Up to 2 Anglers $300 $425
All full-day trout fishing trips
include a hot, gourmet shore lunch