There are some great fishing spots in and around Murphy. Whether you choose to stand on a bank or get in a boat you will find dozens of creeks and lakes to choose from and will probably be more than happy with the results. Some of our local fish are: trout, small and large mouth bass, striper, crappie and catfish, A lot of our restaurants serve local trout and catfish. With many trout streams around you can try fly fishing or if you’re looking for that big bass, rent a boat for the day. The natural beauty of our lakes and streams makes for a fun day!
Here is a list of just a few places to fish: Hiwassee Lake, Appalachia Lake, Persimmon Lake, Shuler Creek, North Shoal Creek and Copper Creek. For more information