Fish Big Creek in Madison County, North Carolina
One of the tributaries of Shelton Laurel is a “wild water” with native trout. Big Creek, is 5 to 6 miles long and ranges from 12 to 15 feet wide. It has a fair population of native rainbow trout. The other tributary is Mill Creek and it is hatchery-supported. Mill Creek enters at the Carmen Church of God and it is about 2 to 3 miles long. It runs from Hot Springs up to the Pisgah National Forest Boundary.
Directions: From Marshall, take 25/70 North to Highway 208. Highway 208 to Belva and turn right on Highway 212. The left turn onto Big Creek Road is almost to the Tennessee border.
Video footage by Tony Torn, Marshall, NC
Disclaimer: Refer to the North Carolina Regulations Digest for the most up-to-date information.