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Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Are Now Open

Hatchery-Supported trout waters open April 7.


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. While fishing on hatchery-supported trout waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions. More...

Find out where to fish by downloading a trout fishing map for each county. These maps give anglers a guide to fishing regulations in effect on specific streams. They also provide locations of all waters open to public trout fishing.