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By NCWRC blogger on 2/21/2012 10:45 AM
The 2012 stocking dates for the delayed-harvest season are now on the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s website as a downloadable PDF.

Delayed-harvest trout waters are stocked annually each March, April and May and again in October and November. This year, the Commission expects to stock more than 311,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout. Of the fish stocked, four percent will be more than 14 inches in length to provide an opportunity to catch larger fish, while the majority will be 10 inches or larger.


When anglers are fishing delayed-harvest waters, they cannot harvest or possess any fish from Oct. 1 until one-half hour after sunset on the first Friday in June.  They can only fish with single-hook, artificial lures . No natural bait is allowed. An artificial lure is defined as a fishing lure that neither contains nor has been treated with any substance that attracts fish by the sense of taste...

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