Catch and release your inner angler!
July 4, 2017 Free Fishing Day In North Carolina! This coming Tuesday will be free fishing day throughout North Carolina. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. till 12:59 p.m. there will be no fishing license or additional trout privilege license required in any public body of water. Any age may fish the public waters for free on July 4 but remember all other fishing regulations do apply.
The state of North Carolina does it’s part to make this day memorable by stocking many public water ways. Cold mountain streams are stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout as well as walleye and muskellunge. Warmer waters are stocked with American shad, catfish, striped bass, sunfish and large
Grab your pole and meet HeySmokies at the fishing hole!
mouth bass. To give you a fighting chance the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission provides an interactive map on their website to show where to get your “Fish On!”
This special day of patriotism and fishing should be experienced by everyone and is great for a family outing, Remember that kids 15 years old and younger may fish year round in North Carolina with no fishing license but don’t get caught with a full string if you are 16 and up or there will be more than fish in the frying pan! The officials kinda frown on that! Have fun everyone and we hope you land a whopper! If you can’t make it to the lake be sure and discover our other 4th of July suggestions at HeySmokies 4th of July Fun!