Fishing in Spring Creek Madison County, North Carolina

The stretch of Spring Creek for hatchery-supported trout fishing begins about 7 to 8 miles south of Hot Springs at the community of Bluff. Fishing extends to where Highway 209 joins Highway 63 and parallels the road the entire distance. The creek ranges from 20 to 30 feet wide in the 13 miles and has a small population of native rainbow and brown trout. the stretch from Hot Springs town limit to the old iron bridge is delayed harvest.

Tip: The best area for fishing begins at West Road (there’s a Methodist Church there) and continues to the flats of Spring Creek. The best fishing is during the three to four days after stocking. Once you find the hole, you can catch a fish.

Tip: Smallmouth bass can also be fished on this creek in the area that is about one mile south of Hot Springs. This is the Spring Creek Gorge. Rocky Bluff Campground has access to that area. There are no trout in this area since it is not accessible for stocking.

Directions: From Hot Springs, drive south on Highway 209 to Bluff Community (about 7 to 8 miles out of town). The fishing area continues and parallels the highway to the point it intersects with Highway 63.

Video footage by Tony Torn, Marshall, NC

Disclaimer: Refer to the North Carolina Regulations Digest for the most up-to-date information.