Postive Partners Dog Training

 

Join our drop in group obedience

classes and train at your pace!

Classes begin April 4.

 

Therapy dogs, basic manners, 

Canine Good Citizen &

more! 

Enroll now!

RESOLVE TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE THIS YEAR!

CHANGE A CHILD'S LIFE

AND YOURS TOO!

Hundreds of children are waiting 

   for good homes right now in NC. 

 They are waiting for kind hearted, 

 imperfect people who can give

them a warm home,

understanding, and a time to heal.

 

Watauga County D.S.S.

is asking adults in our community

to join us in caring for children in

the foster care system.  We

provide training and ongoing

support. For information please 

contact Roberta Yates at

828-265-8100 or

roberta.yates@watgov.org

DON'T STRESS OVER TAXES!

  LET A PROFESSIONAL

ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKS

AND PREPARE YOUR TAXES. 

BUSINESS AND PERSONAL

REASONABLY PRICED

RELIABLE FRIENDLY SERVICE

QUICKBOOKS PROADVISOR

JANET NORRIS CPA 

828-264-1067

NOT SURE HOW

TO PICK YOUR

NEXT MATTRESS?

 

Download our

Free

Mattress Buying

Guide

 

Learn the 7 Mistakes

That People Make

When Purchasing 

A New Mattress

www.blackberrymattress.com

 

Blackberry Creek

Mattress

 

 

It's Time to Hit the Slopes!

 

Step Away from the sofa and

Step Outside Yourself in Boone.

 Snow is falling. The slopes are

calling. Skiing,Snowboarding,

Tubing, Ice-Skating.  

 

Plan your adventure at: 

ExploreBoone.com


Life Outdoors
Make Text Larger Make Text Smaller Switch Fonts Email This Page Click Here For A Printable Version
Media Sponsors



Sponsorship Opportunity
Available




Spring Into Fishing and Take a Kid with You
by Kevin Hining

Latest Update: April 9, 2015


NC Wildlife Resources Commission Fishing Access Map

With the warming weather, longer days, and recent opening of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission managed Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, there’s no better time to take a kid fishing. If you live in or near one of the 25 western counties in North Carolina, then there’s likely a great spot to go nearby.

If you are new to fishing, here are a few pointers for finding a spot to fish.

Check the Commission’s Fishing Access Map . You can search for places to fish by county, species, waterbody, etc. All of the Public Mountain Trout Waters are shown on the map as well. A useful tool if you are planning a trip with small children is to find a location with a fishing pier. Just click the “Fishing Pier” icon at the top of the map and then select a pier near you for additional information about the fishing access area. You can even get directions and buy a license by clicking the links at the top of the page. Note - youth under age 16 do not require a fishing license.

If you are specifically interested in trout fishing, another option is to check the North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Regulation Digest. It’s available online along with information on fishing regulations, or you can obtain a copy anywhere that fishing licenses are sold. Commission managed Trout Waters are listed by county within the digest. I’d suggest locating a Hatchery Supported Trout Water that you’d like to try, and then check the Commission’s stocking information, available on the Commission Trout Fishing webpage. There are some new features this year to give trout angler’s better opportunities to plan fishing trips in advance. The Commission now posts stocking dates for the entire stocking season by week, and daily updates are provided at noon for all waters stocked that day. Information can be searched by county, by month, or both.

A third option is to contact a fisheries biologist with the Commission (my contact information is below). We are here for you and more than happy to provide fishing information. In addition to providing some tips on locations and times to go fishing, Commission staff are also aware of special youth fishing events that occur throughout the year. These events offer a fun opportunity for kids to catch a fish and become more acquainted with a great recreational past time.

Best of luck fishing to you and those you take with you,
Kevin

Kevin Hining
Fisheries Biologist
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
kevin.hining@ncwildlife.org
336-877-1087


NC Wildlife Resources Commission Trout Fishing webpage


An avid angler on the South Fork New River