Where we fish
Named one of the top trout streams in the country, and rated as one of the Top 100 Trout Rivers in North America by Trout Unlimited, the Nantahala is that perfect trout fishing destination. The North Carolina State Record Brown Trout was caught on the lower Nantahala River and weighed 24lbs 10oz! Trophy trout, and many smaller wild trout inhabit the deep, clear waters of the Nantahala.
Oconaluftee river (Cherokee)
The Oconaluftee, considered “sacred waters” by the Cherokee, and known as the “Luftee, ” is a beautiful, freestone river that drops 2,000 feet over 10 miles. It flows through downtown Cherokee and Qualla Boundary, the homeland of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, before joining the Little Tennessee on the way to Lake Fontana. Wading, tubing, fishing are all popular here. However, the Luftee is most famous for its abundant healthy Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout.
East fork French broad River
This medium to large flow runs roadside and is hemmed in by private holdings, yet it is one of North Carolina’s most popular delayed harvest streams. It draws anglers from North Carolina and from across the nearby borders with South Carolina and Georgia because it is heavily stocked and offers easy access to easy wading. This creek, where it runs through a rural setting of valley farms and fields, is typical of a lower elevation trout stream, with long slow runs, big bend pools and extended stretches of shallow riffles. There are also three significant sets of cascading falls with large holes at their bases.
The Tuckasegee, known as the “Tuck,” originates around Cashiers and runs through Sylva, Dillsboro and Bryson City on its way to Fontana Lake. It is heavily stocked by the state with brown, rainbow and brook trout. There are numerous parking pull offs along the road that follows the stream closely. Access isn’t a problem. The stream can be easily waded unless water is being released. It can be floated by drift boat and other small vessels during the times water is being released.
Soque river (Private water)
If you’re looking to catch trophy trout, this is one of the best rivers to catch true monsters! The Soque river in Habersham county Georgia is mainly privately owned trout water. We have exclusive access to some of the best water filled with trophy sized fish. Here you will have the river to yourself with just you and your guide. At Cross Rivers we look forward to netting your personal best. If you’re looking for the trout of your lifetime this is your best opportunity.