FISHING AT THE CABINS
The river is stocked bi-weekly by the NC State Hatchery. They stock with Brown Trout, Speckled Trout and Brook Trout. The hatchery boys take a big net from the truck and dump the fish off the middle of the bridge. It normally takes a couple of hours for the fish to settle down but many times you can see them swimming, when standing on the bridge.
Light spinning tackle works well and you can use gold colored spinners, grub worms, wax worms, corn or earth worms. Many times you can find worms just by turning over clumps of leaves on the bank of the river, sometimes even the leaves that accumulate at the edge of the bridge near the road. From our side of the bridge, on the downriver side of the bridge, cast across the water and let the bait float down and then reel in slowly. The trout will hide under the rocks looking for food. You can get hooked on the rocks.
If you are a fly fisherman, from our bridge down to the next bridge is a great area. Have a set of waders and work the entire river.
Even if you don’t catch anything, I know you’ll enjoy just being on the river!