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  • Writer's pictureRay Sugg

2023 The Year In Review

Updated: Mar 23


deep pool on Rock Creek

I caught trout in 24 new creeks in NC (12 different counties) in 2023 to raise my total to 1049! Ten of them (those in bold print) came off my bucket list.

New NC Creeks in 2023:

1026 - Henry Fork, Burke County, wild browns (3/29)

1027 - Bledsoe Creek, Alleghany County, wild browns (4/11)

1028 - Pine Swamp Creek, Alleghany County, wild browns and stockers (4/11)

1029 - Nathans Creek, Ashe County, stockers (4/11)

1030 - Beaver Creek, Ashe County, stockers (4/11)

1031 - Elk Creek, Ashe County, wild browns and rainbows (4/12)

1032 - West Fork Pine Swamp Creek, wild browns and specs (4/12)

1033 - Gap Creek, Watauga County, wild browns and specs (4/12)

1034 - Linville Creek, Watauga County, wild browns (4/12)

1035 - Thompson Creek, Clay County, wild rainbows (4/13)

1036 - South Shoal Creek, Cherokee County, wild rainbows (4/14)

1037 - Allen Branch, Cherokee County, wild rainbows (4/14)

1038 - Garrett Creek, Cherokee County, wild rainbows (4/14)

1039 - Dry Creek, Madison County, wild rainbows (5/11)

1040 - Rock Creek, Yancey County, wild browns and rainbows ( 6/13)

1041 - Wildcat Branch, Graham County, wild browns and rainbows (6/20)

1042 - Campbell Creek, Graham County, wild rainbows (6/20)

1043 - South Fork Beech Creek, Graham County, wild rainbows (6/20)

1044 - North Fork Beech Creek, Graham County, wild rainbows (6/20)

1045 - Horse Branch, Graham County, wild rainbows (6/21)

1046 - Enloe Creek, Swain County, specs, (8/18)

1047 - Hideaway Brook, Swain County, specs (8/18)

1048 - Pulliam Creek, Polk County, wild rainbows (11/8)

1049 - French Broad River, Transylvania County, stockers (11/24)


I have updated my excel spreadsheet list of creeks on the "Creeks" page, and here are links to my updated bucket list:


Finally, Here is my highlight video for 2023:





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