Wilkes County Fishing Information

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Basin Creek and Cove Creeks: Both are located in Doughton Park and accessible via the Blue Ridge Parkway or from Longbottom Road. Both streams are managed as wild trout waters. Both creeks empty into the Middle Prong Roaring River. Access from the parkway however, entails a pretty tough hike through the woods.
Stone Mountain State Park: Inside the park are several wild trout streams managed under delayed harvest regulations. These are Big Sandy, Garden, Harris and Widows creeks. The largest stream in the park is the East Prong Roaring River which dissects the park for several miles and is easily accessed. The western part of the park is hatchery supported.

Another stream, Bullhead requires a daily fee but is well worth it. This stream is home to some real monster rainbows as well as brown. Catch and release and artificial flies only.

We hope this information will prove useful to all you anglers out there who wish to make the High Country of North Carolina your destination for some of the best fly fishing in the country. Be sure and visit our ‘lodgings’ link to find the best in accommodations for your trip.