The Tuckaseegee River flows through the towns of Sylva, Webster, and Dillsboro in Jackson County, North Carolina. It is a little under an hour's drive from the shop. This river is one of the most incredible places to fish if you love to throw a streamer.
Many anglers new to the "Tuck" arrive to find a river far larger than they'd imagine. This is the only NC tailwater within our range to float and it is superb. This is not a traditional NC mountain stream by any means. The river can be as wide as 100 yards and is rarely less than 40 yards in width. For the angler that finds casting as enjoyable as fishing, this river is more like the Western rivers seen in the media.
From October 1 through the first Saturday in June it is designated as "Catch and Release Only". During these times it is heavily stocked - it actually receives more fish than any other river in North Carolina. It fishes good through the winter and really turns on as the air temperature warms in the spring. The river also has a good number on insects, especially in April during the Blue Winged Olive and the Black Caddis hatches.
This river is a great place for beginning anglers or advanced anglers wanting to catch lots of medium sized fish and a few larger ones.
Tuckaseegee River Fly Fishing Stream Report With delayed harvest nearly over, the Tuckaseegee is not much of a fishing destination after the first Saturday of June. Check back after October 1st .