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North Toe River
The North Toe River can be valued as Western North Carolina's hidden rivers. With the river being in Burnsville's backyard, it stems all the way from downtown Spruce Pine, where the Delayed Harvest section begins all the way through Bakersville, Green Mountain and flowing down into Tennessee where it then turns into the Nolichucky River.
The North Toe is a large river, fairly shallow with large pools or pockets getting up to 20 feet deep. The river is known for its large smallmouth population and can be fished in the winter and spring time for it's big brown trout population. Most of our trips on the North Toe River are for smallmouth. Most productive fishing methods include fly fishing and ultralight spinning tackle. For fly fishing anglers we use popping bugs, streamers, and terrestrials. When using spinning tackle, we throw small crankbaits, in-line spinners, grubs, small jerkbaits and hand-tied hair jigs.
The North Toe is one of our favorite rivers to fish, being right in our backyard it makes it easy for half-day or full-day trips!