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Planning and Scouting Resources

Real-time North Carolina River Levels- Next to rod and reel, a river fisherman's best friend. Allows you to click on your favorite river and see the water level. Extremely useful web site by the USGS.  Your tax dollars at work!

The Weather Channel- See what Mother Nature has in store for that upcoming river trip!

Maptech Mapserver- Maptech's free online topographic maps allow you to explore a river's course and access points from your computer. Once you get the hang of the website, this is a great resource!

Google Earth- This is absolutely amazing! Download Google Earth's software (it's free!) and you now have satellite photos of your favorite river at your disposable. Zoom in and check out that river you've been wondering about!

North Carolina-specific Resources

GORP's NC Wild and Scenic Rivers Page- The best of the best. And some of these contain warmwater fish species!

NCWRC's Fishing Access Maps- Provides listings of all North Carolina PFA's (Public Fishing Area's) and CFP (Community Fishing Program) sites. Includes directions.

American Whitewater's North Carolina Page- Contains great information on river levels and has descriptions of many river floats in North Carolina. Geared toward paddlers, but useful for fishermen too!'s North Carolina Page- Descriptions of numerous float trips in North Carolina!

GORP's North Carolina Paddling Page- More great articles about North Carolina's great paddling (and fishing!) destinations.

North Carolina Coastal Plain Paddle Trails- Great information about places to paddle near the coast. Of course, you can fish in these places too!

North Carolina Sportsman- Print magazine devoted to hunting and fishing in North Carolina.

North Carolina Game & Fish- Another print magazine devoted to hunting and fishing in North Carolina.

North Carolina Boating Access Map- Lists all NCWRC public boat ramps in the state, many of which are on rivers.

Asheville Area Boating Page- This site has some cool destinations near Asheville!

NCWRC and other Conservation Groups

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC)- Everything you need to get legal and stay legal in North Carolina. Fishing licenses, creel and length regulations, boat registration, and a ton of useful information!

North Carolina Wildlife Federation- The leading advocate for North Carolina wildlife and it's habitat.



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