North Carolina Fishing Destinations

Citico Creek

American Eel Apache Trout Black Sea Bass and 3 more species

Citico Creek is a great spot for fishing enthusiasts in North Carolina, USA. The creek is a designated trout stream and has a diverse range of fish species, including brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. The surrounding area is also rich in wildlife and is a great location for hiking, camping, and picnicking.

Fishing Tips:
- Fly fishing is a popular technique in Citico Creek and anglers should use a lightweight rod and reel, with small lures and baits.
- Fishing during the early morning or late afternoon is recommended as fish are more active during these times.
- Pay attention to the water temperature and adjust bait and lure choices accordingly.

Prevalent Fish Species:
- Brown Trout
- Rainbow Trout
- Brook Trout

Nearby Activities:
- Hiking in the nearby Cherokee National Forest
- Camping at the Citico Creek Campground
- Picnicking at the Indian Boundary Recreation Area

Best Time of Year to Visit:
The best time to visit Citico Creek for fishing is during the spring and fall seasons. The average temperature during spring (March to May) is between 50-70°F (10-21°C), and during fall (September to November) is between 40-70°F (4-21°C). Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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The American eel probably has the broadest diversity of habitats of any fish species in the world.

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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Black sea bass are hermaphrodites; most begin their lives as females and change to males.

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The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.

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The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.

Boat Launches

Access Ramp
Toqua Boat Ramp
Notchy Creek Boat Ramp
Maloney Road Park Boat Ramp
Ballplay Boat Ramp
Fairview Road 2418, Madisonville
Citico Boat Ramp
Highway 28, Fontana Dam
Fontana Road 12574, Robbinsville
South Northshore Drive 10920-11098, Knoxville
Neyland Greenway University Of Tennessee
T V A Access Blount County
Topside Road 2317, Louisville
Morganton Cemetery Road Loudon County
Cherokee Drive 1003, Vonore
Connatser Drive 999, Loudon County
Loudon Highway 29272, Loudon County
Meigs County
Calderwood Highway 6676, Blount County
Calderwood Highway Blount County
Slickrock Creek Trail Monroe County
Meadow Branch Road Graham County
Cable Cove Road Graham County
Joyce Kilmer Road 1986, Graham County
County Road 641 Russell County
Shepard Hollow Road Russell County
Indian Boundary Boat Ramp Monroe County
Great Smoky Mountains Expressway 5453, Jackson County
Church Street Jackson County
Wells Springs Road Campbell County
Claiborne County
Highway 33 South 5799, Claiborne County
Boat Access Claiborne County
Sr 65 Dungannon
Big Cherry Road Wise County
Lake Keokee Loop Lee County
Lake Haven Road 999, Farragut
New Henderson Road Anderson County
Solway Park Oak Ridge
Morgan County Highway 3098, Wartburg
James White Parkway Knoxville
Massey Branch Road 1184, Robbinsville
Canada Road 14091, Tuckasegee
Cable Cove Road, Fontana Dam
Joyce Kilmer Road 1920, Robbinsville
Mead's Quarry Lake Ramp
Co Op Road 4406, Rockford
Alcoa Highway Knoxville
Alcoa Water Plant Boat Ramp
Louisville Boat Ramp
Mountain View Road 332, Norris
2nd Avenue Scott County
Melton Hill Park Boat Ramp
Melton Hill Dam Boat Ramp