Fishing Report from Guide and Education Coordinator Patrick Weaver March 19, 2020 The Davidson River has been fishing well with hatches of several insects.  The best days have been overcast and with air temperature in the 55°+. With the level of insects coming off,...

Daylight Savings Fishing Update

Flowers are blooming, bugs are hatching, fish are feeding, and the weather is warming.  This is our favorite time of year to fish at Headwaters Outfitters! The ten-day forecast is showing temps into the mid 60’s which will only boost the hatches we are seeing and...

October Fishing Report

You’ve heard of it: Delayed Harvest. What and where is it? Delayed Harvest (or abbreviated: DH) streams have officially been open for two weeks now in North Carolina. Delayed Harvest means just that, a delayed harvest season. These streams are stocked once a month by...

Preparing for Diversity

There’s just something about finding fish in unknown territory. We are very fortunate in Western North Carolina to have diversity of not only fish, but the places they call home as well. You can find plenty of trout in the larger rivers such as the French Broad and...
COVID-19 Updates
The current update as of April 1st, due to Governor's Order: Going forward until April 29th or further notice:
  • Our Retail Shop is CLOSED and:
    Offering ONLINE Shopping and Gift Cards
    Orders shipped out next business day
    For Call-in orders or order questions please EMAIL US.
  • The Forks of the River Taproom is CLOSED. 
    To-Go Beer orders available for pick-up Saturday 2-5pm. 
    Custom beer and wine orders available with prepayment
    orders can be placed via email or Facebook Messenger
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  • Paddling Trips and Rentals
    We are postponing our opening day of paddling season until further notice
    All special events and guided paddling trips are postponed
    All shuttle services have been suspended
    Canoe and Kayak rentals suspended
  • Fishing Trips and Classes
    All Guide Trips and Classes are Postponed Through April 29th- For inquires please EMAIL

We appreciate your support and patience during this time. We will be available for questions, orders and reservations via phone and email. We will continue to provide updates when necessary. From our Headwaters Family to Yours, we send prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe.

The Whitmire Family

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