1,000 North Carolina Trout Streams

August 13, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Who would guess that you can catch trout in 1,000 different North Carolina streams? Retired textile executive Bobby Kilby kept count as he ticked off the locations where he’s caught trout in the state, proving that the streams everyone talks about only hint at the possibilities. “Kilby’s quest has taken him deep into mountain coves and dells, clambering across rocks and ducking under rhododendron to fish remote waters as small as 2 feet wide. Some bear colorful names such as Sweet Heifer Creek, Tear Britches Creek and Ugly Creek. ‘I feel very comfortable there may be 50 streams I have fished that I question any human being has fished before,’ Kilby said.” Jack Horan in the Charlotte Observer.