North Carolina Adds Wilson Creek to Delayed-Harvest Streams

October 15, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

North Carolina now has 22 “delayed-harvest” trout streams (they open for fishing October 1, but you can’t keep any fish until June), and the latest to join that list is Wilson Creek in Caldwell County, where the state recently stocked 4,700 brookies, rainbows and browns. “Novice anglers like the streams because of the abundance of fish; the Wilson Creek stocking averaged about 1,500 trout per stream mile. Experienced anglers seek them to hone their skills before heading for a wild trout stream for warier, but often smaller, fish.” Jack Horan in the Charlotte News & Observer.