Fishing in the Appalachians
fly fishing for trout, lake fishing
Fly fishing and lake fishing is permitted in most of the streams and lakes on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The North Carolina mountain streams offer an extraordinary kind of experience for the very popular fresh water fishing.
Many of the mountain streams are stocked with trout. The three kinds of trout are Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. The brilliantly colored brook trout, also known as the speckled trout, is the only trout that is actually native to North Carolina. The Rainbow Trout have black spots, a pinkish to red longitude band and gill cover. The largest of the three, the Brook Trout, are brownish-yellow with black, red and orange spots on their sides.
The waters in elevations more than 1400 feet that are cool enough for trout to live in are scattered all throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains for you to discover.