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For more information on Trout regulations, licensing and maintenance in North Carolina, please visit the link below.
Three trout species call North Carolina’s mountain waters home. Click on the names below to find out more about each species.
Rainbow Trout - Greenish back with small spots, Redish band from gill plat to tail.
Brook Trout - Greenish back with light green veriagation, Colored spots for a sparse lateral band, Leading edge of fins distinctively white.
Brown Trout - Brownish back with large colored spots, Deep orange to light yellow belly.
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> Click here for fishing areas and maps.
If you are fishing and see any deformities, strange swimming behavior or other signs of disease in trout,
The NC Wildlife Resource Commission asks for you to report your findings by clicking here.
Help prevent the spread of diseases by:
Always Cleaning and drying equipment, clothing and anything else that comes into contact with water.
Never moving fish or aquatic life from one body of water to another without first obtaining a permit from the Commission.
Disposing of fish parts carefully after cleaning fish by putting fish parts in the garbage, burying them deeply or burning them completely.
NC Chapters are being invited to help with Didymo research in NC waters. Dr. Brad Taylor with NC State University has established a first of it kind program with TU that will rely on angler science to search for didymo in trout water. Dr. Taylor will provide sampling kits that will have complete instructions included and will have return postage supplied. These kits will be sent to the Chapter for distribution to anglers to collect samples. The one caveat, The angler needs to have a smart phone and download a free app ( iNaturalist ) on your phone. With this app you can provide GPS location of the sample and take pictures of the surrounding terrain and river or stream conditions. Visit http://www.nctu.org/trout-health.html for more information.