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Looking for creek or small river fishing spots, within 100 miles of Charlotte, NC


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#1 taldridge0321

taldridge0321
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  • Pigeon Watershed, North Carolina

Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:27 PM

Looking for new creeks or small rivers in and around the Charlotte area, out to about 100 miles. I have exhausted most of the creeks I know in my area so hoping someone out there has some good spots. I catch and release only.

 

Looking for spots with multiple fish species, Shiners, Daces, Darters, Madtoms, Suckers, etc.

 

Thanks for any help and also, I have some great secret fishing spots to trade info on as well.

 

 

Tim



#2 Josh Blaylock

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  • Central Kentucky

Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:31 PM

Use FISHMAP and then use Google maps and Street-View to find access.


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#3 taldridge0321

taldridge0321
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  • Pigeon Watershed, North Carolina

Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:28 PM

I do that already but I appreciate it. My post is more for people that are from at least near my area and know some spots just because they are locals.

 

Most creeks around my area have the same old species, but every now and then I find one that has some really cool stuff in it.



#4 Matt DeLaVega

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  • Ohio

Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:49 PM

Just like angling, people in the native fish world are often a bit tight lipped about their sites. The more they get to know you, the more open they get. The fact that you joined NANFA gives you a leg up, and shows your willingness to commit to the mission, education and hobby that are all part of NANFA. I would hope that you start getting some private messages from some members near you. If not some may have missed the thread, so don't be afraid to jump in the water and send some PM's out to the locals yourself. People prefer to offer sites in a private capacity, especially if there are any sensitive species involved. Best of luck.


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#5 Josh Blaylock

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  • Central Kentucky

Posted 22 July 2016 - 03:20 PM

I do that already but I appreciate it. My post is more for people that are from at least near my area and know some spots just because they are locals.

 

Most creeks around my area have the same old species, but every now and then I find one that has some really cool stuff in it.

 

 

That's a good start. That's how I find the majority of my locations.  Are you checking locations within same drainage or branching out?  Also, there can be a big difference between a river's main steam species and the headwater creek species.  The more drainage's you cross, the more species you'll find.


Josh Blaylock - Central KY
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I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.

- Abraham Lincoln, 1861


#6 Dustin

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 03:30 PM

PM Sent.  I have hundreds, if not thousands, of sites.  Tell me what you want to see and/or the general area you want to explore and I will send the sites as you are ready for them.


Dustin Smith
At the convergence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree
Lexington, SC


#7 gerald

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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted 22 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

NC Division of Water Resources posts their fish sampling data online, with Lat + Long for each site:

https://deq.nc.gov/a...essment-program


Gerald Pottern
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Hangin' on the Neuse
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