Polk 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

35.2235, -82.2611 North Pacolet River- Falls to NC 108 bridge

35.2173, -82.3257 Fork Creek

35.2184, -82.2993 Big Fall Creek- Portion above water supply reservoir

35.2699, -82.2723 Little Cove Creek

35.2533, -82.2937 Cove Creek

DELAYED HARVEST

35.2649, -82.3219 Green River (Fishtop Falls access area to the confluence with Cove Creek)

Wild Trout

35.2913, -82.3266 Fulloms Creek- SR 1154 to green river