To find the widest variety of fish in Swain County, look no further than the Tuckasegee River. Known for its excellent, year-round rainbow trout and brown trout fishing, you can also find walleye, steelhead, and white bass here. The spring is the best time for the walleye, steelhead, and white bass; however, late May through mid-October is best for catching large smallmouth bass, rainbow trout and spotted bass. The smallmouth bass here are said to be the largest in the Smoky Mountain region, with the average fish measuring in a 16-20 inches. There are many public access points that allow you to get to the river, which is especially great for wading, canoeing, and floating drift boats.
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