N.C. Wildlife will stock 67,000 lakes and ponds with trout this winter

N.C. Wildlife will stock 67,000 lakes and ponds with trout this winter

ASHEVILLE – Are you looking to head out on a fall hunting trip in the mountains? Looks like you might be in luck.

In the coming weeks, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will stock more than 67,000 trout from the Poppy Inn State Fish Hatchery. Setzer and Armstrong’s 44 lakes and small ponds located throughout the mountains and piedmont of North Carolina.

A member of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission releases a trout into a stream in North Carolina.

Beginning November 29, NCWRC staff will slowly stock trout, brown and rainbow trout at each of the sites, providing seasonal fishing opportunities for the public. All stocked fish will be 10 inches or larger.

Anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day. There are no restrictions on taste and no minimum size.

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