Ashe County NC Trout Streams

Ashe County NC Trout Streams


  • 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.

36.3748, -81.4777 Beaver Creek -N.C. 221 to confluence of Beaver Creek and South Beaver Creek

36.5612, -81.5390 Big Horse Creek -Mud creek at SR 1363 bridge to Tuckerdale

36.4678, -81.6438 Big Laurel Creek -S.R. 1315 bridge to confluence with North Fork New River

36.4658, -81.5113 Buffalo Creek -S.R. 1133 bridge to N.C. 194-88 bridge

36.4365, -81.2932 Cranberry Creek -Alleghany Co. line to South Fork New River

36.3889, -81.6990 Hoskins Fork -Watauga Co. line to North Fork New River

36.4630, -81.3774 Nathans Creek

36.4329, -81.6368 North Fork New River- Watauga county line to sharp dam

36.3164,-81.5146 Old Fields Creek -N.C. 221 to South Fork New River

36.4023, -81.3106 Peak Creek -Headwaters to trout lake, except Blueridge parkway waters

36.2983, -81.4560 Pine Swamp Creek -All forks

36.3943, -81.3690 Roan Creek

36.3901, -81.6114 Three Top Creek

36.500236,-81.513800 Big Horse Creek-S.R.1324 Bridge to North Fork New River

36.5433, -81.4342 Helton Creek-Virginia state line to New River

36.280493, -81.572438 South Fork New River upstream end of Todd Island to the S.R. 1351 bridge

36.4233, -81.3263 Trout Lake

36.5794, -81.5935 Big Horse Creek-Virginia state line to mud creek at SR 1361 bridge excluding tributaries