in North Carolina
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In North Carolina
As you might imagine, trout fishing waters in NC are few and far
between. Lakes in the state with a substantial population
of trout include Fontana, Santeetlah, Nantahala, Chatuge, Lake
Glenville and Santeetlah Lake. Several rivers in the state have
fishing as do some small
North Carolina state record brook trout was taken from Raven Fork
and the state record brown trout was caught in the Nantahala River.
It is unknown where the state record rainbow trout was caught.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has a stocking program
for fish across the state. Visit their website to gather details
stocking in North Carolina.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in North Carolina.