Fishing in Puncheon Fork Creek, Madison County, North Carolina

Puncheon Fork –a hatchery-supported trout stream–is a tributary of the Big Laurel River which begins at Ebbs Chapel Community Center. It’s a small stream which runs about 6 to 8 feet wide and runs for about 5 miles.

Tip: The trees and bushes on the bank are thick at time and then it is difficult to fish where the good pools are. It’s easier when it goes through pasture land but the pools here are not as good. This is convenient to people in the Mars Hill and Wolf Laurel areas. Great spots behind the Ebbs Chapel Fire Department. You don’t have to walk a “country mile” for access off the road here.

Directions: From I 26, take Exit 3. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Bear Branch. At the stop sign, turn right onto Highway 23 A and then the first left at Ebbs Chapel Community center. The creek parallels Puncheon Fork Road.

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