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Big Spring Creek

Big Spring Creek is fishing more like a wild trout stream since the hatchery has been closed. The catch and release fly fishing only stretch of 1.1 miles remains, starting 100 feet downstream of the source (Big Spring) downstream to the Nealy Road Bridge. Below that is open regulated water and you can now find trout downstream of what was locally known as the "ditch". The stream on the rebound with plenty of trout to be found within the catch and release water and good angling below the project water. The stream is filled with some stream-bred rainbows and brown trout and the population of stream-bred brook trout is also on the rebound.