Tuesday, 18 September 2007 19:00
On a related note, the
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will implement annual
delayed-harvest regulations for 18 designated trout waters in 14 counties of
western North Carolina on October 1.
Under delayed-harvest regulations, no fish can be
harvested or possessed from these waters between October and June 6, 2008. No
natural bait is allowed, and anglers can fish only with single-hook, artificial
lures. Wildlife officials plan to stock the waters with 213,000
catchabale-sized trout. In Ashe County, delayed-harvest waters include Trout
Lake and Helton Creek. In Watauga, they include the Watauga River, and in
Wilkes County the East Prong Roaring River and Stone Mountain Creek.