Big Snowbird Creek
Big Snowbird Creek is just outside the town of Robbinsville, North Carolina, in Graham County. The stream flows into Lake Santeetlah. As of now, Snowbird is under hatchery supported regulations, with rumors of a change to delayed harvest on the horizon. The stream itself is loaded with a good population of wild rainbow trout along with some brown trout mixed in.
This stream has a run of steelhead in the late part of the year through early spring. These runs are very sporadic but are definitely worth it to fish.
I highly recommend the steelhead for more experienced anglers because of the types of techniques we will be using.
As far as size goes, the typical chromer will be around 14-18 inches, with some big boys mixed in! If you button up with one of those, hang on, because you’re in for a good ride.
If this sounds fun to you don't hesitate to request a guided fly fishing trip here. This stretch of water is within an hour or so of Andrews, Topton, Nantahala, Bryson City, Sylva, Dillsboro, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Cashiers, Cherokee, and Murphy, North Carolina.