The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as Delayed Harvest to trout harvest on Saturday.

Delayed harvest waters will be open June 2 through Sept. 30.

Delayed Harvest waters are open only to anglers 17 years old and younger from 6am till Noon Saturday, then at noon, waters open to all anglers.

During this time, anglers can keep up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions and no minimum size limits.

The Commission established the youth-only fishing period in the morning of “opening day,” which is always the first Saturday in June, to promote trout fishing among young anglers and to provide special opportunities for young anglers to catch and keep fish.

Delayed Harvest trout waters are posted with diamond-shaped, black-and-white signs.

Since last fall, Commission staff has stocked more than 372,000 trout in waters designated as Delayed Harvest to provide anglers with better opportunities to catch fish.

For more information go online to or you can call 888-2HuntFish.