The largest trout tournament in the Smokies, the 19th annual Smoky Mountains Fall Trout Tournament, will take place on the weekend of Oct. 7-8 on 20 miles of the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. At least 5,000 trout are stocked immediately prior to the event. The top prizes will be $500 for the largest trout and $500 for the smallest trout. Other prizes will include trophies for the top three anglers in four divisions, cash awards, fishing equipment, and gift certificates to restaurants, hotels, and amusement parks.
The entry fees are $25 for one day or $40 for both days. Cash prizes will go to the four divisions of adults and youths, both locals and tourists. Register or get more information at www.rockytopoutfitter.com, or call Rocky Top Outfitters at 865-661-3474.