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.
36.5144, -81.1385 Bledsoe Creek
36.4898, -81.0309 Big Glade Creek
36.4842, -80.9844 Big Pine Creek
36.4817, -81.0130 Brush Creek- Entire stream except where posted
36.5455, -80.9813 Crab Creek
36.4365, -81.2932 Cranberry Creek
36.4225, -81.0100 Laurel Branch
36.4835, -81.0500 Little Glade Creek
36.5033, -81.0826 Little River-Whitehead to McCann dam
36.4073, -81.2082 Meadow Fork
36.4624, -81.1184 Pine Swamp Creek
36.4263, -81.2371 Piney Fork
36.4879, -81.2736 Prather Creek