Yancey County NC Trout Streams

Yancey 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.

35.9744, -82.4523 Bald Mountain Creek (except where posted against trespassing)

35.8989, -82.3172 Cane River- Bee branch SR 1110 to Bowlens Creek

35.8768, -82.3854 Price Creek (junction of S.R. 1120 and S.R. 1121 to Indian Creek)

35.8040, -82.2056 South Toe River (Clear Creek to lower boundary line of Yancey Co. recreation park, except where posted against trespassing)

35.9141,-82.3838 Cane River (Blackberry Ridge Road to downstream boundary of Cane River County Park)

35.7314, -82.2372 South Toe River (headwaters to Upper Creek)
35.7323, -82.25013 Upper Creek

35.9158, -82.4232 Lickskillet Creek

35.7455, -82.2139 Big Lost Cove Creek

35.7946, -82.2165 Middle Creek

35.7674, -82.2291 Rock Creek

35.7768, -82.2026 South Toe River- Game land boundary downstream to clear creek

35.7318, -82.2394 Upper Creek

35.7925, -82.1731 Crabtree Creek