Jackson County NC Trout Streams

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

35.2676, -82.9692 Balsam Lake

35.2410, -83.0726 Bear Creek Lake

35.4096, -83.1641 Buff Creek- SR1457 bridge  to scott creek

35.3138, -83.1873 Cullowhee Creek-Tilley creek to Tuckasegge R.

35.3263, -83.2706 Green's Creek- Green's creek baptist church on SR1370 to savannah creek

35.3207, -83.2613 Savannah Creek- Headwaters to Bradley's packing house on NC 116

35.4054, -83.1258 Scott Creek, Dark Ridge Creek-Jones to scott creek

35.2987, -83.1601 Tuckasegee River-From confluence with West fork Tuckasegee to NC 107 bridge at love field & dillsboro dam to SR 1392 bridge at wilmont

35.2133, -83.0021 Tanasee Creek Lake

35.2657, -83.1244 West Fork Tuckasegee River

35.2216, -83.0000 Wolf Creek Lake

DELAYED HARVEST

35.3664, -83.2501 Tuckasegee River (NC 107 bridge at Love Field to NC 116 bridge at Webster)

Wild Trout

35.0982, -83.1184 Chattooga River

35.2771, -82.9725 Gage Creek

35.2263, -83.0250 Needle Creek

35.4169, -83.1326 North Fork Scott Creek

35.2645, -83.0184 Sols Creek

35.2155, -82.9737 Tanasee Creek

35.0537, -83.0555 Whitewater River-Down  from Silver Run creek to S.C. line

35.2601, -82.9705 Wolf Creek-Except balsam lake

C&R Artificial Lures Only

35.2245, -83.0727 Flat Creek