CHEROKEE, N.C. – This year’s Dog Days Trout Tournament, July 17-18, promises to be bigger and better. The popular tagged fishing tournament on the beautiful Oconaluftee River will serve up not just a good time, but $10,000 in prize money, too.
The tournament is open to anglers 12 years and older. Fishing is from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. All that’s needed is a $10 permit to fish in Cherokee waters and payment of an $11 entry fee.
Permits are available at the Cherokee Welcome Center, 498 Tsali Boulevard, at various business locations in Cherokee or online at http://www.FishCherokee.com. Participants can register anywhere fishing permits are sold.
For additional information: contact Mike LaVoie at 828-554-6113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is a sovereign nation with more than 15,000 enrolled members and is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians makes its home on the 56,600-acre Qualla Boundary in five Western North Carolina counties about an hour west of Asheville and at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.