Year round, the Great Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to be. They are truly the picture of the “great outdoors,” and they are the perfect backdrop for all the wonderful activities that go along with warm spring days. As spring approaches, those who enjoy swimming, rafting, hiking, camping, and fishing can look forward to many great events in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas. One of the most popular events this year is sure to be the 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament.
Each year, this tournament gathers locals, visitors, families, and outdoor enthusiasts together for a weekend of fun, fish, and friendly competition. Prior to this April 7th and 8th event, over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams in the Great Smoky Mountains. This tournament is open to all ages and talent levels, and has divisions for adults, children, tourists and locals. This is a great opportunity for father and son to spend a couple of days together, or for the whole family to spend a weekend splashing around and fishing for fun.
This is the largest trout tournament in the Smoky Mountains, and organizers will stock streams with different size trout, from small to large, so everyone will have a chance at a catch. Some of the prizes for the divisions and categories include:
$500 for the largest trout
$500 for the smallest trout
Restaurant and hotel vouchers
Amusement park passes, and more!
In all, there will be over $10,000 worth of cash and prizes available, so the tournament is sure to be fun, challenging, and rewarding for everyone involved. Even if you don’t go home with a prize, it will certainly be an exciting weekend, and the views will be incredible. If you want to get in on the fun, you can register by phone, mail, or online. All the information you will need is at www.smokymountaintrouttournament.com.