Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament Kickoffs This April in Sevier County

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – This spring marks the much anticipated Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, a two-day tournament that gives anglers the chance to competitively cast their rods, April 7-8 in Sevier County.

The tournament will be held beginning 30 minutes before sunrise and lasting until 4 p.m. April 7 and   events will begin 30 minutes before sunrise and end at 2 p.m. April 8. Official tournament waters will include West Prong Little Pigeon River from the National Park boundary in Gatlinburg, downstream to the Sevierville City Park bridge and its tributaries, including Roaring Fork, LeConte Creek, and Dudley Creek. All trout must be at weigh-in located at Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge, traffic light #7 by 4 p.m. April 7 and 2 p.m. April 8. Only Rainbow Trout will be weighed during the competition. 

Adults, children, tourists and locals alike are welcome to enjoy more than 20 miles of well-stocked trout streams prior to the event. Those that wish to participate in the tournament will be eligible to win numerous prizes, including fishing equipment, hotel and motel accommodations, trophies, cash rewards and much more.

The cost for participating in both tournament days amounts to $40, with individual days costing $25. Participants may register at Smoky Mountain Angler located at 469 Brookside Village Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738, online at www.Rockytopoutfitter.com and by calling 865-661-3474.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010