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.
35.3061, -83.8830 Big Snowbird Creek- Old R~R junction to mouth
35.4497, -83.9427 Calderwood Reservoir- Cheoah dam to TN line
35.4658, -83.9015 Cheoah Reservoir
35.3066, -83.7519 Franks Creek
35.3045, -83.8106 Long Creek-Not on game lands
35.3360, -83.8047 Mountain Creek- Game land boundry to SR 1138 bridge
35.3886, -83.6243 Panther Creek
35.3658, -83.9189 Santeehlah Creek- Jones branch to mouth
35.3960, -83.7147 Sawyer Creek
35.4044, -83.6762 Stecoah Creek
35.2983, -83.7898 Tulula Creek- Headwaters to lower bridge on SR 1275
35.3265, -83.8970 West Buffalo Creek
35.4138, -83.8551 Yellow Creek
35.2643, -83.9394 Big Snowbird Creek- (game lands portion above old junction)
35.3372, -83.9697 Indian Creek
35.3416, -84.0021 John's Branch
35.2939, -83.9303 Little Buffalo Creek
35.3462, -83.9713 Santeetlah Creek- (headwaters to John's Branch)
35.2560, -83.9686 Sassafras Creek
35.4226, -84.0003 Slick Rock Creek
35.2999, -83.9900 South Fork Squally Creek
35.2939, -83.9303 Squally Creek
35.3340, -83.9527 Wright Creek