Trout waters set to open; youth go first

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 64 miles of trout streams and two lakes known as delayed-harvest trout waters on June 1, with a special head start for youth anglers.

From 6 a.m. until noon that day, only anglers 15 years old and younger will be allowed to fish on those waters. At noon, everyone can fish.

The delayed-harvest waters will stay open through Sept. 30. During this time, anglers can keep up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions or minimum size limits. The commission stocks the delayed-harvest waters from fall through spring with high densities of trout. Once summer arrives, waters become too warm for trout to survive so the streams and lakes are opened for fishing. Delayed-harvest trout waters are posted with diamond-shaped, black-and-white signs.  

www.ncwildlife.org or 888.248.6834

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