Editor's Letter

Practicing the art of adventure in the North Carolina mountains


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

Food & Drink

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


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


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

What's in Season

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


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


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

The Sporting Life

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

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

Food & Drink

Trout Lox

Food & Drink

Simple, seasonal and just a bit exotic