Saturday, February 28, 2015

NC Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Closed to Fishing, March 1 – April 4

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 4. 
While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock all Hatchery Supported Trout Waters in preparation for opening day. Staff stocks Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, which are marked by green-and-white signs, at frequent intervals in the spring and early summer every year.
This year, Commission personnel will stock approximately 926,000 trout — 96 percent of which average 10 inches in length, with the other 4 percent exceeding 14 inches in length.
While fishing on Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limit or bait restriction. Hatchery Supported Trout Waters are open from 7 a.m. on the first Saturday in April until one-half hour after sunset on the last day of February the following year.
For more information on trout fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s trout fishing page, or call the Division of Inland Fisheries, 919-707-0220.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how quickly areas like this would run out of fish if they were not restocked. Obviously, if you go fishing far in the mountains, you are not going to find lakes that are restocked, but the restocked lakes may be a little easier to catch things in. But with no bait restrictions, there are probably use some pretty effective baits.


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