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Old 01-23-2012, 12:14 PM
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Yes, it is in the National Forest. Go through Newport toward Hot Springs, NC and hang a left where the signs direct you to Paint Creek campground. I believe it is still under delayed harvest regulations. Heavily poached stream, but you can occasionally get a big stocker with an egg pattern.

I'd be really suprised if this stays as a managed fishery much longer with all the budget cuts.
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