Tuckaseegee River

The Tuckaseegee or “Tuck” is the largest river in the Highlands-Cashiers area. This is a dam 
controlled river with power generation dams located on the east and west forks of the river 
upstream of the “delayed harvest” section. From October 1st until June1st, the 6-mile section from Western Carolina University to Highway 441 in Dillsboro is super stocked with large hatchery fish. During this period the regulations are catch and release only. During early Spring, 
30 to 40 fish days are not unusual. From June 1st to October 1st normal general trout water 
regulations prevail allowing anglers to keep seven fish any size and quantities of fish decline rather quickly. Use caution as water levels may change at any time. For flow schedules, call Nantahala Power Company-Tuckaseegee Flow at (866) 332-5253. From Highlands, take Highway 64 west toward Franklin 18 miles. Turn right on 441 north to bridge over Tuckaseegee at Dillsboro. Take 1st right past bridge on River Road.