Secret spots, outfitters, and a local trout farm ensure a great catch in the Boone area

In the Boone area, finesse counts for more than muscle when it comes to the popular sport of fly fishing. Experiencing the sophisticated art of fly fishing can be strenuous or relaxing. The Boone area's miles of scenic and pristine rivers and streams are a magnet for experienced and novice anglers in search of trout and other species. Known for rushing streams, the Boone area is also home to scenic lakes, including spectacular options on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit for specifications on regulations.

Please Note: Hatchery Supported Trout Waters are open to fishing from 7 a.m. April 6, 2024 July 31, 2024 (Closed from March 1 to April 6 at 7 a.m.) Learn more about regulations and stream designations.

A wealth of professional Boone area outfitters can guide any angler to the best-kept secret spots for a memorable day of casting from shore, wading in the rapids, or floating with the flow. Local trout farms are also a fun way to guarantee a fresh mountain trout dinner back at your condo, cabin, or campsite, with equipment on hand to ensure a great catch, and will gladly prepare your catch!


Browse the area's best gear outfitters, guide services, and fishing holes below.


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