Henderson County NC Trout Streams

Written by Troy. Posted in Trout Streams.

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.

HATCHERY SUPPORTED

35.2557, -82.3508 Camp Creek- SR 1919 to Polk Co. line

35.2716, -82.3352 Green River- Mouth of Bob's creek to mouth of Rock creek & Lake summit dam to I-26 bridge

35.2833, -82.3584 Hungry River

35.3211, -82.3453 Little Hungry River

35.4454, -82.2726 Rock-Broad River-1/2 mile north of bat cave to Rutherford Co. line

DELAYED HARVEST

35.4068, -82.6472 North Fork Mills River (game land portion below Hendersonville watershed dam)

Wild Trout

35.4190, -82.6758 Big Creek

35.3826, -82.6819 Bradley Creek

35.4277, -82.6800 Fletcher Creek

35.4374, -82.5562 French Broad River

35.2716, -82.3352 Green River- (I-26 bridge to Henderson/Polk County line)