Trout Fishing on the Reddies River

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The 1-mile section of Reddies River is classified as the North Wilkesboro Mountain Heritage Trout Water and is a Delayed Harvest Trout Water with the following regulations:

From Oct. 1 until the first Saturday in June: 

  • No trout may be harvested or possessed; 
  • Fishing is restricted to artificial lures having one single hook; 
  • Natural bait may not be used or possessed. 

From 6 a.m. until 12 p.m. (noon) on the first Saturday in June: 

  • Fishing is restricted to youths under 18 years old; 
  • No bait or lure restriction; 
  • No size limit restriction; 
  • Seven (7) trout per day creel limit. 

From 12 p.m. (noon) on the first Saturday in June until Sept. 30: 

  • Fishing open to all anglers; 
  • No bait or lure restriction; 
  • No size limit restriction; 
  • Seven (7) trout per day creel limit.
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