Steve Claxton's
Smoky Mountain
Adventures

Trout Fishing Trips

Hazel Creek Forney Creek Eagle Creek

Experienced Fly Fishing Guide

There are three spectacular trout streams on the remote North Shore area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Forney Creek, Eagle Creek and Hazel Creek — and Steve takes guided fishing trips to all three. His favorite destination is Hazel Creek, one of the most unique areas in the National Park. He has been fishing Hazel Creek most of his life and knows it like the back of his hand.

Throughout the years, Steve has formed many friendships with those who once lived within the deep hills of Proctor, Medlin and Bone Valley and has a vast collection of stories and photographs so you can envision what the area was like before it became a National Park.

Your trip to Hazel Creek will begin with a ride across Fontana Lake on Steve’s 24’ pontoon boat. Just the scenic fifteen minute boat ride along beautiful Fontana Lake can be an adventure in itself with sightings of golden eagles, hawks or mama bear and her cubs swimming the lake.

Experienced Fly Fishing Guide

There are three spectacular trout streams on the remote North Shore area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Forney Creek, Eagle Creek and Hazel Creek — and Steve takes guided fishing trips to all three. His favorite destination is Hazel Creek, one of the most unique areas in the National Park. He has been fishing Hazel Creek most of his life and knows it like the back of his hand.

Throughout the years, Steve has formed many friendships with those who once lived within the deep hills of Proctor, Medlin and Bone Valley and has a vast collection of stories and photographs so you can envision what the area was like before it became a National Park.

Your trip to Hazel Creek will begin with a ride across Fontana Lake on Steve’s 24’ pontoon boat. Just the scenic fifteen minute boat ride along beautiful Fontana Lake can be an adventure in itself with sightings of golden eagles, hawks or mama bear and her cubs swimming the lake.

Fishing Trip Rates

Gratuities not included

Full day fishing trip

1 angler $225 total

2 anglers $275 total

3 anglers $325 total

Half day fishing trip

1 angler $150 total

2 anglers $200 total

3 anglers $250 total

Watch this 5-minute video of Steve guiding fishermen in Hazel Creek’s trout waters. This is a longer version of the short video on the home page.