Fans of trout fish fans are invited to help N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Trout Unlimited Cataloochee chapter stock the West Fork of the Pigeon River, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Volunteers are invited to bring a clean 5-gallon bucket and a friend to help stock around 1,500 pounds of fish. Waders are also recommended. The job will take about three hours to complete, with at least 25 volunteers needed.
It’s N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s responsibility to stock the river, but having a volunteer force to help allows the fish to be dispersed more evenly along the river, resulting in a more enjoyable fishing experience. The group will meet at a parking lot that’s past Lake Logan and before Sunburst Campground off of N.C. 215, across from the shooting range. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a rod for fishing afterward.