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Firshermen take note, Bass Lake recently stocked with thousands of catchable trout

Dec 26, 2019 09:28PM ● By Chris Hendricks

A couple thousand brown, rainbow and brook trout were released into the lake. The trout come from a hatchery in Brevard as part of a N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission program that aims to prevent an overabundance of excess trout in hatchery tanks, which could result in disease and other problems among fish populations. 

While most trout released into Bass Lake are sized at 10-12 inches, about 5 percent of the trout are between 16-20 inches.

With no size limit, each angler can keep up to seven trout per day. And, because Bass Lake is not a stocked trout water, anglers do not need a trout stamp. All anglers age 16 and older need at Bass Lake Park is a valid North Carolina inland fishing license. No fishing pole? No problem! Sign up for the Tackle Loaner Program to borrow equipment at the park free of charge. The park is open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

More information here.