fishing on Norton Reservoir

Nestled beneath the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains – High Knob – and located at the intersection of two main highways – U.S. 23 and U.S. Route 58 – Norton is a great base camp for fishing the High Knob Region’s waterways. The city has two reservoirs where anglers can catch trout, bass, and catfish. Norton is also a gateway to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, which boasts several lakes and special regulation trout streams. There are a four fishing spots within a short drive from Norton. See Norton’s website for more High Knob Region fishing sites.

  • fishing on Norton ReservoirNorton Reservoir: The 9.8-acre lake is a state-stocked trout water in the city’s Flag Rock Recreation Area. The recreation area also has hiking and mountain biking trails, a campground, and picnic areas.

  • Clear Creek: Located near downtown Norton, Clear Creek is stocked with rainbow trout three times a year. 

  • Big Stoney Creek: This special regulation trout water is catch-and-release and includes portions of Big Stoney Creek and its tributaries in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. This designation begins at the outlet of High Knob Lake, a 4-acre lake in High Knob Recreation Area, where anglers can catch brook trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill/sunfish.
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