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.
35.2676, -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
35.3664, -83.2501 Tuckasegee River (NC 107 bridge at Love Field to NC 116 bridge at Webster)
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