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Nantahala River Species
Nantahala Lake Species
Bluegill
Walleye
No size limits, limit of 8 per person per day
Largemouth Bass
Limit of 5 per person(total of bass, including smallmouth), 14-inch minimum size limit, except 2 may be less than 14 inches
Smallmouth Bass
Limit of 5 per person(total of bass, including largemouth), 14-inch minimum size limit, except 2 may be less than 14 inches
Kokanee Salmon
No size limits, limit of 7 fish per person per day
Crappie
8-inch minimum size limit, limit of 20 per person per day
Nantahala National Forest Wildlife Species
BobCat Season : 
   Oct. 14 - Feb. 28
Coyote Season:
   No closed season!!
Deer Seasons:
  Archery: Sept. 9 - Ssept. 28
                  Oct. 14 - Nov. 23
  Muzzleloader:Sept 30. - Oct. 12
  Gun:  Nov. 25 - Dec. 14
Squirrel Season:
  Red & Gray:Oct.  14-Feb.  28
Wild Hog Season:
   No closed season
Fox Season:
   With Dogs : year round
   With legal weapons: 
                           Jan. 5 -26
Bear Season:
  Oct. 14 - Nov. 23
  Dec. 16 - Jan. 1
Rabbit Season:
  Nov. 23 - Feb. 28
Raccoon Season:
  Oct. 14(sunrise) - Feb. 28
Turkey Season:
   Youth Week:  April 5-11
    Male or Bearded Only:
                April 12 - May 10
(Mouse over each species to see the open season dates)
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Hatchery Supported Trout Waters:
Aug. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017
Limit of 7 trout per person per day, no bait or size restrictions
March 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017
No fishing allowed

​Delayed Harvest Trout Waters:
Oct. 1, 2016 - June 3, 2017
No trout may be possessed, artificial lures single hook only(Natural bait may not be possessed)
Aug. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016 & June 3, 2017 - July 31, 2017
Limit of 7 trout per person per day, no bait or size restrictions
BRYANT BAIT & TACKLE
(Mouse over each species to see regulations)