(Above) Rainbow Trout taken by owner with fly rod from North Fork of the Catawba River, which flows along Old Linville Road and is stocked with Trout by the State Hatcheries
McDowell County has some of the best trout streams in the state.
A larger view of this map can be seen by clicking on it.
A zoomed in look at Eagle Mountain location.
Info about regulations, seasons, licenses, other maps, and stocking schedules are available at the
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commision website.
A fishing license is required to fish, and a special trout stamp is required to fish for trout. You can purchase any license online at link above, or just about any Wal-Mart. You can also view interactive trout maps online at this link.
If you are interested in a guided fishing service, I highly recommend Elk Creek Outfitters.
I have done many river float trips over the years for Trout, Smallmouth, and Musky on all the major rivers in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. These guys are the BEST.
Fishing the Wautaga, Nolichucky, S. Holston, and New Rivers:
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Eagle Mountain Ridge
5146 Old Linville Road
North Cove, NC 28752