Upper Deep Creek: Located a couple of miles outside of Bryson City, this is a great spot to go for browns and rainbows. Situated inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the daily limit is five fish of 7 inches or more in length. This is a great hiking and camping spot but remember to obtain a camping permit for the area you choose to visit. Since this area is located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee you must purchase a license from both states if you choose to fish on both sides of the border.
There are two places where you can gain access to the remote parts of the stream. The first is two miles outside of Bryson City near the campground. The second is on Hwy 441 near the Newfound Gap overlook.