Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Trout Stockings in North Toe River Delayed Until Oct. 12
SPRUCE PINE, N.C. - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed a trout stocking in the North Toe River in Spruce Pine until Oct. 12 so it will coincide with the start of a research project being conducted on the river.
The original stocking had been scheduled for this week as part of the Commission's Delayed Harvest Trout Waters Program.
The Commission is collaborating with N.C. State University to research stocked trout in the North Toe River and other Delayed Harvest Trout Waters to improve management of stocked-trout resources. Biologists expect to initiate the research on the North Toe early next week.
"By delaying the trout stocking until next week, N.C. State University researchers will be able to finish installation of some trout-monitoring equipment that could not be installed due to recent heavy rains," said Doug Besler, mountain region fisheries supervisor. "We recognize the temporary inconvenience, but stocking will resume Oct. 12."
For a list of other Delayed-Harvest Trout Waters, as well as more information on trout fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission's new trout fishing page.
For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
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