Local and Delayed Harvest Streams
The immediate area that surrounds the shop here at Highland Outfitters offers endless miles of quality trout fishing for both wild and stocked fish. Public and private access are available for brook, rainbow, and brown trout. The areas we concentrate our efforts are around and in between Boone, NC and Spruce Pine, NC. From October through May, anglers can experience great fishing on one of the many famed delayed harvest streams in the area, along with other seasonal opportunities to catch wild fish in many of the headwater streams. With the amount of water within minutes of the shop, this provides great opportunities for a DIY day for those who prefer to fish on their own, or for the beginning angler who is looking to get into the sport. Some of our most pristine small streams also support native, southern strain brook trout that are often eager to destroy dry flies in tiny water. With many seasonal options in our area, wade trips can be booked during certain times of the year.