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  • A greenish brown fish with dark brown spots along its side
    Information icon Brown trout. Photo by USFWS.

    Staying indoors leads to getting outdoors

    May 12, 2020 | 5 minute read

    Maybe you’re still sheltering in place, working from home, unable to go to the gym or church. What do you do? Go fishing. Millions of Americans are doing just that — in eye-popping numbers. Cooped up, and without their usual recreational outlets, anglers have taken mightily to the mountain streams, reservoir lakes and coastal waters across the South. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision two years ago to expand hunting and fishing opportunities at the nation’s wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries seems particularly fortuitous.  Learn more...

  • A fisherman up to his knee in a stream with a fish on the line
    Information icon Mike Piccirilli casts for trout in the South Fork Flathead River in Montana. Photo courtesy of Mike Piccirilli.

    Hooked on trout fishing

    March 9, 2020 | 5 minute read

    Some folks find a fulfilling job they love. Some folks find a hobby that brings them joy. The lucky ones find both, and the luckiest few find their job and hobby inextricably intertwined. Like Mike Piccirilli, avid lifelong trout fisherman, and Chief of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin regions. Trout fisherman Mike Piccirilli with a cutthroat trout in Slough Creek, Wyoming, in 2015.  Learn more...

  • Service staff stand under a Chattahoochee Forest NFH tent for an event
    Information icon Welcome tent at the Scout event. Photo by Volunteer Scout Leader.

    Chattahoochee Forest NFH (GA) educates scouts about trout fishing

    January 24, 2020 | 1 minute read

    On Nov., 2019, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery program assistant Crystal Thomas and volunteer Mike Morton staffed a booth about trout fishing during the 2019 Hornaday Weekend-Atlanta Area Council at the Woodruff Scout Camp in North Georgia. Hundreds of scouts from all over the southeastern United States visited the hatchery booth seeking information about trout fishing, ethics and conservation. Some were seasoned at fishing while others were seeking a first-time experience.  Learn more...

  • Two biologists grab a black bin full of colorful trout to stock them in a river
    Information icon Rainbow Trout stocking Toccoa River Delayed Harvest. Photo by USFWS.

    Chattahoochee Forest NFH provides trout for delayed harvest

    October 3, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Delayed harvest stockings are done annually from late fall to early spring, providing a captivating experience for anglers feeling the urge for some good trout fishing aside from the regular stocking months of March - September.  Learn more...


  • Four men watch as a fifth release a few dozen ntrout into the Clinch River.
    Information icon Representatives of four state and federal agencies release the first of hundreds of trout into the Clinch River near Knoxville. They gathered recently to sign an agreement to stock trout in watersheds in Tennessee and Georgia. Photo by TVA.

    Making a splash

    November 5, 2018 | 3 minute read

    Clinton, Tennessee — The Clinch River is now richer by a couple hundred extra trout. Other watersheds will soon share that wealth. Four government agencies recently released rainbow, brook, brown and spotted trout into the tailwaters of the Clinch River near Knoxville. Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), Tennessee Valley Authority, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency took turns dumping nets of wriggling fish into the river — a symbolic gesture underscoring a fruitful partnership.  Read the full story...

  • A colorful trout in hand with a smiling angler in the background.
    Beautiful rainbow trout. Photo by Cale Bruckner, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    TVA, Fish and Wildlife Service to Continue Popular Trout Stocking Program

    October 30, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Knoxville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that have stocked waters in Georgia and Tennessee with millions of trout. The partnership, which began in 2013, includes the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Since 2013, TVA has been funding trout production by the Service at three national fish hatcheries: Dale Hollow and Erwin in Tennessee, and Chattahoochee Forest in Georgia.  Read the full story...


  • A view from the top of a mountain.
    Hanging Rock State Park. Photo by Amy Meredith, CC BY-ND 2.0.

    Fishing for trout in a state park lake

    November 16, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, along with North Carolina State Parks, continue to stock trout into in Hanging Rock State Park’s lake, supporting the new Stokes County trout fishery created earlier this year. Stocking the 12-acre lake provides a unique opportunity in North Carolina, giving the public a chance to fish for trout outside traditional mountain trout streams. The lake was first stocked in April , and most, if not all, of those fish have been caught, which was the hope and expectation given that the trout, which like cold water with higher oxygen levels, wouldn’t survive the lake’s warmer summer temperatures and lower dissolved oxygen.  Learn more...

  • A colorful yellow and red trout covered in small black spots.
    Information icon A wildlife biologist holds a rainbow trout. Photo by Mark Lisac, USFWS.

    Trout season opens

    March 31, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings, and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. While fishing on hatchery-supported trout waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions. Hatchery-supported trout waters are marked by green-and-white signs.  Learn more...

  • A colorful green/brown and red trout covered in small red spots.
    Information icon A wildlife biologist holds a small eastern brook trout. Photo by Steve Droter, Chesapeake Bay Program.

    North Carolina heritage trout waters

    February 27, 2013 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature Three Jackson County, North Carolina towns — Sylva, Webster and Dillsboro — recently joined the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program. The program was established in July 2008 and promotes trout fishing as a North Carolina Heritage Tourism activity. In addition to Dillsboro, Sylva and Webster, eight other cities are in the program — Spruce Pine, Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Bakersville, Burnsville, Newland, Hot Springs and Old Fort.  Learn more...

  • A trout fisherman holding a small grey trout with red spots.
    Fisherman holding an eastern brook trout. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Trout fishing demographics

    July 21, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. It turns out, North Carolina really is a serious trout fishing state. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently published a demographic and economic analysis of trout fishing in the United States based on 2006 surveys. The result was pretty impressive for North Carolina, especially considering serious trout fishing brings to mind big rivers flowing down from Western mountains.  Learn more...

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