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MBB
05-29-2008, 12:26 PM
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will reward a submitting angler with a citation for anglers catching trout over the following sizes:
Wild Brown Trout 15 inches
Wild Rainbow Trout 12 inches
Wild Brook Trout 10 inches

My question is, how many streams in the NC side have you caught a citation trout and was the citation trout a brown, rainbow or brook?

BlueRaiderFan
05-29-2008, 03:27 PM
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will reward a submitting angler with a citation for anglers catching trout over the following sizes:
Wild Brown Trout 15 inches
Wild Rainbow Trout 12 inches
Wild Brook Trout 10 inches

My question is, how many streams in the NC side have you caught a citation trout and was the citation trout a brown, rainbow or brook?


You mean if they keep it?

MBB
05-29-2008, 03:39 PM
Catch and release is actually preferred. NCWRC will give a citiation on the individual's own statement. Not even a witness is required.

I guess what I really meant to ask was how many streams in the GSMNP NC side have you (or anyone else) caught a Brook over 10" or rainbow over 12" or brown over 15." I really don't care whether anyone actually applied for the citation. I just use those numbers since they are used by NCWRC to designate a "trophy" fish.

brownhunter
05-29-2008, 04:01 PM
1- Brook trout just outside of park on NC side

That would be all for me. I guess the stream I was fishing was 30 miles from the GSMNP.

gmreeves
05-29-2008, 05:27 PM
I don't understand what you mean "will reward a submitting angler with a citation for anglers catching trout ?"

What is a submitting angler?

BlueRaiderFan
05-29-2008, 05:52 PM
I don't understand what you mean "will reward a submitting angler with a citation for anglers catching trout ?"

What is a submitting angler?


I thinkhe's saying that if you catch a trout of those sizes or larger, you get a certificate to signify that you caught a "trophy fish."

bugg
05-29-2008, 06:14 PM
is this just for the park, or any wild water in nc?

flyman
05-29-2008, 06:23 PM
North Carolina Angler Recognition Program http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg03_Fishing/pg3c1.htm


I have caught citation fish in about a 100 streams but they were all in TN. No big fish in NC, no need to come over here. All the big fish are in TN:biggrin: ;)

mtnman2888
05-29-2008, 07:00 PM
It's a pretty neat program actually. Not sure if i have caught any citation fish inside the park, although i have caught a couple rainbows pushing 12". There is an area outside the park, about 30 miles (probably the same area brownhunter is talking about), where i have caught several brook trout over 10".

Craig

todd_grainger
05-30-2008, 12:09 AM
And where would that land of 10''+ brookies be? I know how a 7-8'' fights. Can't imagine a 10+'' fish!

brownhunter
05-30-2008, 06:57 PM
And where would that land of 10''+ brookies be? I know how a 7-8'' fights. Can't imagine a 10+'' fish!

Labrador, where the brookies eat 10"ers for breakfast!!!!:smile:

WRN
06-01-2008, 10:24 AM
I have fished many years in Western Carolina and have been fortunate to bring to hand a few fish over the 15 inch length.I have been blessed to do that but do not feel the need to get a piece of paper and to have to pay $ 5.00 for it.