New GSMNP Creel Survey


web-BKT_ShafferHelp out park biologists  by filling out the new online Creel Survey.  You do not have to give your favourite fishing spot.  But it does help to let them know the area and time of day and hours fished.  By doing this it helps park biologists to know what going on in real time. (Link)  I have also added a link to the links section on the right of the page.

Each year, approximately 800,000 park visitors fish for brook, brown or rainbow trout in the park’s 2,900 miles of streams. We invite anglers to use our Angler Creel Survey form to tell us about your experience while fishing in the park. An angler creel survey is a record of a single day’s fishing effort, providing details on what an angler caught, released and how much time was spent fishing. The purpose of this survey is to provide information on the numbers and sizes of fish caught and harvested in Great Smoky Mountain National Park streams. The results will be used to help park biologists determine angler use patterns, catch and harvest rates, and seasonal patterns. This information will also be provided to the public via annual creel reports.


Good fishing <((((<


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