Freshwater Fishing

Finding Norman’s rock reefs

Numerous websites, including one belonging to the N.C. Wildlife Federation, provide map coordinates, not GPS coordinates, for the Lake Norman artificial rock reefs. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Why delayed harvest?

Jacob Rash, a fisheries biologist for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in Marion, explained the rationale for delayed harvest.  […]


Winter trout? No delays here!

The Nantahala River in North Carolina’s southwestern corner has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding trout fishing  having been listed among the country’s top 100 trout streams by Trout Unlimited. […]

Bass Fishing

Other Attractions

Mountain Glory Festival: Each October the City of Marion sponsors an all-day street festival with local artisans displaying and selling their creations. […]