Avery County NC Trout Streams

Avery 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.

36.0720, -81.7731 Boyde Coffey Lake

36.1690, -81.9096 Elk River-From college to N.C.194

36.0088, -81.9198 Linville River- Land harbor line (below dam) to Blue ridge parkway boundary line

36.0360, -81.9097 Milltimber Creek

36.0837, -81.9283 North Toe River—upper (Watauga St. to Roby Shoemaker Wetlands and Family Recreational Park, except where posted against trespassing)


36.0840, -81.9297 North Toe River—lower (S.R. 1164 to Mitchell Co. line, except where posted against trespassing)

36.0634, -81.9913 Squirrel Creek

36.1478, -81.8826 Wildcat Lake

36.1582, -81.8731 Elk River (portion on Lees-McRae College property, excluding the millpond)

36.0157, -81.7985 Lost Cove Creek-game land portion

36.0509, -81.7737 Wilson Creek-Upper Wilson

36.0727, -81.7539 Anthony Creek

36.0891, -82.0027 Birchfield Creek

36.0755, -81.7866 Bucks Timber Creek

36.0881, -81.9485 Cow Camp Creek

36.1422, -81.9694 Cranberry Creek

36.2040, -81.9714 Elk River-Elk River road to TN line

36.0697, -81.7687 Cary Flat Branch

36.0403, -81.8093 Gragg Prong

36.1076, -81.9957 Horse Creek

35.9859, -81.8398 Hull Branch

35.9835, -82.0204 Jones Creek

36.0781, -81.8990 Kentucky Creek

36.0046, -81.8408 North Harper Creek

36.0324, -82.0002 Plumtree Creek

36.0732, -82.0253 Roaring Creek

36.0270, -81.7821 Rockhouse Creek

35.9809, -81.8310 South Harper Creek

36.0353, -81.8146 Webb Prong