Editor's Letter

Casting for Brook Trout

Practicing the art of adventure in the North Carolina mountains


Where to Trout Fish in Western North Carolina

Cast for fat rainbows, browns, and native brookies along these five of the region’s most productive and scenic rivers and streams

Food & Drink

A Century-Old Trout Hatchery in Virginia Is Making Waves

From his farm in New Castle, one man is on a mission to put Southern trout back on plates


Cooking from the Bar Cart: Herbsaint Trout Packets

Liqueur-infused compound butter elevates this winning take on foil-pack fish


Broiled Trout with Red and Green Adobo Sauce

Mexican flavors meets Carolina ingredients in this dish from chef Katsuji Tanabe

What's in Season

Reeling in Speckled Trout

This silver fish is fall fishing—and eating—at its finest


Return of the Native Brook Trout

On the back of a determined West Virginian—and private landowners and government agencies
alike—the vaunted and cherished brook trout just might be making a miracle comeback


Searching for Monster Trout on Georgia’s Soque River

On a small river outside of Atlanta, years of conservation and stewardship have paid off to create a fisherman’s paradise

The Sporting Life

The Other Montana

While they may not get the attention of the storied waters out West, two East Tennessee rivers—the South Holston and the Watauga—hold the kind of brown and rainbow trout that usually only swim through anglers’ dreams. Welcome to the Tennessee Tailwaters

Anatomy of a Classic

Trout with Spring Vegetables

Pan-seared trout and tender spring vegetables combine for a quick and sensational skillet meal

Food & Drink

An Asheville Chef’s Southern Lox

Trout Lox

Food & Drink

Georgia Trout With Salsa Verde

Simple, seasonal and just a bit exotic