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Tuckasegee River NC Turning StoneThe Tuckasegee River is commonly fished between the town of Dillsboro and Sylva in Jackson County, North Carolina. This is big water with lots of stocked fish. Anglers have the chance at catching lots of fish, and there are big fish spread throughout.

This river is often called “The Tuck.” It is located near Western Carolina University and is convenient to Highlands, Cashiers, Waynesville, Sylva, Cherokee, Franklin, Maggie Valley, and Dillsboro. 

This is a classic southern trout tailwater.  We here at Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing spend a lot of time doing guided fly fishing trips on the Tuck. Needless to say, we know the river as well as anybody! 

This river is an absolute must for a beginner, as 30 to 50 fish days can happen here! 

If lots of willing trout and easy access sound good to you, then the Tuckasegee River is perfect for you.