(From the April 10th, 2021, Carolina Outdoors, Segment 2):
Bullhead Creek located in Stone Mountain State Park (NC State Park system), Roaring Gap, NC was once a private, trophy trout stream in the Stone Mountain, NC community. This stream that flows into the E. Fork of the Roaring River was just below the Blue Ridge Parkway & became a part of the state park in 1969. However, at the time it was to continue being managed as trophy waters.
Sam Johnson joins the Carolina Outdoors to speak on his research, updates & current view of Bullhead Creek’s history.
It is now a Wild Trout stream & Johnson explains what happened to the large 20+ inch fish that once roamed this beautiful stream of plunge pools and manicured beats.
This stream & dozens of others are featured in Johnson’s recently published book, Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway-NC Section, that is available at Jesse Brown’s (call 704.556.0020 to purchase).