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Surplus Trout Coming to 38 Impoundments in N.C. this Winter

Trout in N.C.

Haley Bowen | November 21, 2020

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This winter, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission plans to stock surplus trout in 38 impoundments this winter across central and western North Carolina. Anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day – without bait restrictions and no minimum size limits. A basic fishing license is required which can be purchased online or by phone by calling the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Staff are expected to stock more than 60,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout, all of which will be 10 inches or longer from Nov. 30 through Dec. 22. Anglers are advised to consult this document for an up-to-date schedule prior to hitting the water.

  • Alexander County, Ellendale Park Pond, 12/1
  • Ashe County, Ashe Park Pond, 12/1
  • Buncombe County, Azalea Pond, 12/1
  • Buncombe County, Charles D. Owen (lower), 12/4
  • Buncombe County, Charles D. Owen (upper), 12/4
  • Buncombe County, Tomahawk Lake, 12/21
  • Buncombe County, Lake Powhatan, 11/30
  • Buncombe County, Lake Louise, 12/2
  • Burke County, Broughton Pond, 12/11
  • Cabarrus County, Frank Liske Pond, 12/7
  • Caswell County, High Rock Pond, 12/7
  • Caswell County, Rabbit Shuffle, 12/7
  • Durham County, Twin Lakes Park, 12/8
  • Edgecombe County, Indian Lake, 12/17
  • Forsyth County, CG Hill Park Pond, 12/14
  • Forsyth County, Village Point, 12/3
  • Franklin County, Owens Park Pond, 12/17
  • Gaston County, Dallas Park Pond, 12/3
  • Gaston County, Poston Park Pond, 12/3
  • Guilford County, Gibson Park, 12/9
  • Jackson County, Cashiers Public Pond, 11/30
  • McDowell County, Universal Pond, 12/11
  • Mecklenburg County, McAlpine Pond, 12/07
  • Mecklenburg County, Hornets Nest Park, 12/22
  • Moore County, Luke Marion Pond, 12/9
  • Orange County, Lake Michael, 12/8
  • Polk County, Laughter Pond, 12/2
  • Richmond County, Indian Camp Lake, 12/9
  • Rowan County, Salisbury Community Park, 12/10
  • Rowan County, Salisbury City Lake, 12/10
  • Surry County, Tumbling Rock Reservoir, 12/2
  • Transylvania County, Lake Imaging, 12/8
  • Vance County, Fox Pond, 12/15
  • Wake County, Harris Park Pond, 12/15
  • Wake County, Simpkins Pond, 12/16
  • Wake County, Bass Lake, 12/16
  • Wake County, Bond Park Lake, 12/15
  • Watauga County, Mayview Lake, 12/1