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.
35.2063, -84.0340 Bald Creek
35.2018, -84.1068 Beaver Dam Creek-Headwaters to SR 1326 bridge
35.2102, -84.2104 Cane Creek or North Shoal Creek - Headwaters to SR 1325
35.1874, -84.0538 Davis Creek
35.1913, -83.9274 Hyatt Creek
35.1825, -83.7909 Junaluska Creek-Ashtum Creek to Valley River
35.0322, -84.2078 Persimmon Creek
35.2096, -84.2484 Shuler Creek
35.1814, -83.9048 Valley River
35.2028, -83.8464 Webb Creek
35.2601, -84.0766 Tellico River