CATCH & RELEASE TIPS:
- Use barbless hooks. If you use a net, use one made of rubber. It is less harmful to fish scales, gills and eyes. Only net your fish if it is the only way to control it.
- Wet your hands when handling fish. Dry hands and gloves will remove its protective mucous (slime) coating and scales. These protective layers help prevent infection by waterborne disease. Do not beach a fish or let it flop around the deck of the boat.
- Try not to remove the fish from the water. If you must, be quick and gentle, do not squeeze the fish. Needle nose pliers, hemostats, de-hookers etc., will speed up the removal of a deep set hook.
- To revive the fish, hold it under the belly and by the tail, keep it in an upright position underwater, do not move the fish back and forth (this is also a good time to get a measurement and take a photo). If you are fishing in a river or stream, hold the fish facing the current. Be patient and give the fish as much time as it needs to recover and swim away on its own.
36.0727, -81.7539 Anthony Creek
36.0891, -82.0027 Birchfield Creek
36.0755, -81.7866 Bucks Timber Creek
36.0881, -81.9485 Cow Camp Creek
36.1422, -81.9694 Cranberry Creek
36.2040, -81.9714 Elk River-Elk River road to TN line
36.0697, -81.7687 Cary Flat Branch
36.0403, -81.8093 Gragg Prong
36.1076, -81.9957 Horse Creek
35.9859, -81.8398 Hull Branch
35.9835, -82.0204 Jones Creek
36.0781, -81.8990 Kentucky Creek
36.0046, -81.8408 North Harper Creek
36.0324, -82.0002 Plumtree Creek
36.0732, -82.0253 Roaring Creek
36.0270, -81.7821 Rockhouse Creek
35.9809, -81.8310 South Harper Creek
36.0353, -81.8146 Webb Prong
C&R Fly Fish Only
36.0157, -81.7985 Lost Cove Creek-game land portion
C&R Artificial Lures Only
36.0509, -81.7737 Wilson Creek-Upper Wilson