Wilkes County NC Trout Streams

Wilkes 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.

36.375964, -81.137365 Basin Creek (S.R. 1730 bridge to confluence with Lovelace Creek)
36.146272, -81.148097 Cub Creek (0.5 miles upstream of S.R. 2460 bridge to S.R. 1001 bridge)
36.197758, -81.427506 Fall Creek (S.R. 1300 bridge to confluence with South Prong Lewis Fork, except where posted against trespassing)

36.3830, -81.1738 Bell Branch Pond

36.3692, -81.1614 Boundary Line Pond

36.3054, -81.2901 Darnell Creek- (North Prong Reddies River) (downstream ford on S.R. 1569 to confluence with North Fork Reddies River)

36.3698, -81.0663 East Prong Roaring River- Lower state park boundry to brewer's mill on SR 1943

36.2927, -81.3216 Middle Fork Reddies River- (Clear Prong) (headwaters to bridge on S.R. 1580)

36.3707, -81.1232 Middle Prong Roaring River- Headwaters to second bridge on SR 1736

36.3041, -81.2726 North Fork Reddies River- (Vannoy Creek) (headwaters to Union School bridge on S.R. 1559)

36.3807, -81.1983 Pike Creek Pond

36.3807, -81.1995 Pike Creek

36.2598, -81.3127 South Fork Reddies River- S.R. 1355 bridge to confluence with Middle Fork Reddies River

36.1923, -81.4186 South Prong Lewis Fork- Fall Creek to U.S. 421 bridge adjacent to S.R. 1155 intersection

36.3972, -81.0637 East Prong Roaring River (mouth of Bullhead Creek downstream to Stone Mountain State Park boundary line)

36.1305, -81.4975 Elk Creek—upper (Watauga Co. line to lower boundary of Blue Ridge Mountain Club)
36.1173, -81.4702 Elk Creek—lower (portion on Leatherwood Mountains Development)

36.1624,-81.1576 Reddies River (Town of North Wilkesboro water intake dam to confluence with Yadkin River)

36.3987, -81.0532 Stone Mountain Creek (from falls at Alleghany Co. line to confluence with East Prong Roaring River and Bullhead Creek)

36.3807, -81.0391 Big Sandy Creek- Portion on stone mtns. park

36.3888, -81.0720 Garden Creek- Portion on stone mtns. park

36.3980, -81.0691 Widow Creek- Portion on stone mtns. park