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The rivers and streams in the mountains of North Carolina are well-stocked with trout and attract fishermen from all parts of the state and country. A recent study conducted in 2008 by Responsive Management and Southwick Associates indicates the state derives a significant economic benefit from these angling activities.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission approved a new management plan for trout resources. The plan will enhance the quality and diversity of trout fishing opportunities, while protecting trout habitat and preventing degradation of the resource.
The trout fishing season opened on April 2 and anglers can expect no shortage of trout. Rainbow, brown, and brook trout will be stocked in North Carolina waters this year. Half of these fish are raised at the Wildlife Commission hatcheries.
In the winter, North Carolina fishermen can find surprisingly good trout fishing on a bright, sunny day when the temperature is in the fifties and the water in the stream is at normal levels and clear. The best fishing, however, is when it begins to rain on the stream and the water becomes muddy.
The odds of catching a limit of trout have improved because of a new fisheries program conducted by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Selected waters throughout the mountains are now being super-stocked with trout this year.