Wading Trips

Wade Into The Action, And Enjoy A Day of Fishing

Delayed Harvest Wade Trips

The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission stocks thousands of trout in 34 creeks and rivers across western North Carolina from early fall to late spring. The high quantities of trout increase angler’s chances of hooking quality fish. These waters provide excellent learning environments for beginner anglers to learn new techniques, and allows experienced anglers to refine their existing skills. The Catawba Angler provides half and full day trips on Curtis Creek, Mill Creek, and the Catawba River which are the three delayed harvest waters in McDowell County. If you are just new to the sport of fly fishing or simply wanting to catch numerous fish, then this trip is for you.      

Half Day for 2 anglers (4 hours): $175

Full Day for 2 anglers (8 hours): $300

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Linville Gorge Wade Trips

Linville Gorge is one of the most scenic and rugged gorges in the entire United States. The gorge encloses the Linville River for 12 miles which provides endless fishing opportunities for trophy smallmouth and the occasional 24-inch brown trout. This trip is only offered to anglers who are in great shape and can handle hiking 4-6 miles on rough terrain. If you are looking for a challenge to catch some great fish in one of the largest wilderness areas in the Southeast, then this trip is for you. We only offer full day trips. 

Full Day for 2 anglers (8 hours): $300



Nolichucky Gorge Wade Trips

The Nolichucky Gorge is the steepest gorge east of the Mississippi and provides excellent smallmouth fishing throughout the summer months. Nestled within the Unaka Mounatins, the Nolichucky Gorge is one of the most picturesque places in western North Carolina. If you are an intermediate to advanced angler looking for the ultimate challenge of catching hard fighting river smallmouth, then let us take you there. We offer full day trips. 

Full Day for 2 anglers (8 hours): $300


*The Catawba Angler provides transportation, fishing gear, and drinks on all wading trips.*