FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Cherokee Indian Reservation. There are 30 mi of regularly stocked trout streams on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. To fish in tribal waters you need a tribal fishing permit, available at many reservation businesses or online. (Kids under 12 don't need a permit.) The $10 permit is valid for one day. Permits for longer periods are available: $17 for a two-day, $27 for a three-day, and $47 for a five-day. Creel limit is 10 per day per permit holder. A season's permit is available for $250. A three-day catch-and-release permit for Raven Creek is $25. Fishing on Qualla Boundary streams is permitted year-round. There are several trout fishing tournaments in the summer and fall with purses of $10,000 and more. A North Carolina fishing license and trout stamp are not required for reservation fishing. Fisheries & Wildlife Management, 498 Tsali Blvd., at Cherokee Welcome Center, Cherokee, NC, 28719. 828/497–6700. www.fishcherokee.com.