Fuel shortages are to blame for the suspension
The NCWRC has postponed its scheduled trout stockings due to fuel shortages caused by the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. And even with the pipeline reopened as of May 13, officials throughout North Carolina expect shortages throughout several regions of the state to continue for several days.
So even if your nearest gas station is good to go, and even if you call ahead to the gas stations closest to your favorite trout holes, it may be best to sit tight. Otherwise you’ll likely experience a disappointing trout trip, simply because the fish are not being stocked as scheduled.
If you have plans to fish in WNC this weekend, you’re in luck. Numerous waters were stocked earlier this week before the postponement was called. Click here for a list of waters that received normal spring stockings on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11.
NCWRC plans to restart their normal stocking schedule once the fuel situation stabilizes. Keep an eye on their social media pages for updates, or click here for more information.
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