Ashe County NC Trout Streams

Posted in Trout Streams.

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.

HATCHERY SUPPORTED

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

36.4678, -81.6438 Big Laurel Creek

36.4658, -81.5113 Buffalo Creek-Head waters to junction of NC 194-88 & SR 1131

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

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

36.3039, -81.5627 Mill Creek

36.4630, -81.3774 Nathans Creek

36.3748, -81.4777 North Beaver Creek

36.3355, -81.5280 Old Fields Creek

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-Except game land portion

DELAYED HARVEST

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

36.4233, -81.3263 Trout Lake-Shows Peak Creek on map but it is where trout lake is at

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

C&R Artificial Lures Only

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

36.3612, -81.5916 Three Top Creek-game land portion