Cherokee is home to 30 miles of privately stocked freestone streams, stocked twice a week and including many trophy sizes. All waters, with the exception of 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters, are open for the tournament.
Catches are tagged, and the tags can be redeemed for cash prizes as big as $1,000, given to the biggest fish caught.
$11 entry fee. Open to all ages and all legal fishing methods. Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians fishing license required. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold. www.fishcherokee.com.