As the weather starts to warm up, my thoughts wander outside to the summer and my time on the creek. Unfortunately, most creeks in Graham County (as well as the region) are closed during the month of March for stocking by the NC Wildlife Commission. The season will officially reopen the first Saturday of April.
According to the schedule here, Graham County is due for over 10,000 trout this month, more than most other counties in the area. Check out the map here (listed under Seasons/Stocking) for more stocking schedules around Western North Carolina.
If you can't shake the itch and need to go wet a line before the first Saturday in April, you have to head to Native Waters, such as Big Snowbird Creek above the junction. You could also fish in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which does not have a closed season. More information can be found here or here.