Outdoors Briefs

Fishing updates

Winter trout stocking starts soon

Surplus trout will be stocked in 40 small impoundments across western and central North Carolina between Nov. 30 and Dec. 22 to improve seasonal angling opportunities. 

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission staff will stock more than 60,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout during this time, all 10 inches or longer. Anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day in impoundments with no bait restrictions or minimum size limits. 

Counties to receive stockings include Jackson, Macon, Buncombe and Transylvania. Visit ncwildlife.org/fishing for more information, including stocking dates and locations. 


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