on Jul 08, 2014 03:22 PM • Views 2306

The Troy Boating Access Area provides boaters and anglers with access to the Little River, which has good fisheries for bluegill, largemouth bass and crappie.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

CANDOR, N.C. (July 8, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Troy Boating Access Area on the Little River in Montgomery County after completing renovations last week.

The area, which is located at 2382 Pekin Road in Candor, is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch largemouth bass, bluegill, redbreast sunfish and crappie. Wildlife Commission staff completely renovated the area by constructing a new boat ramp, dock, ADA-compliant parking and kiosks, which provide information to boaters and anglers about the area and fishing opportunities.

Staff also improved the entrance road to the boat ramp.

“The ramp had degraded and had caused problems for launching some of the larger trailers,” said Dean Barbee, a conservation technician supervisor for the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management. “The new ramp extends way beyond the old one and should be an excellent launch for all types of users. We also added a boat dock, which will assist users with launching their watercraft.”

The Wildlife Commission paid for the renovation of the access area through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

For more information on boating in North Carolina, including the locations of more than 200 free, publicly accessible boating access areas, visit the Commission’s online locater map. For more information on fishing in North Carolina, including where to fish, visit the fishing page.

Download a high-resolution version of the photo above. Please credit Dean Barbee/NCWRC