Beginning as a series of cold springs below Devil’s Courthouse, Courthouse Creek tumbles down the mountain to form the headwaters of the North Fork French Broad. Its crystal clear waters are chock full of wild rainbows in the 5- to 10-inch range, creating the perfect destination on a hot summer’s day or when the North Fork is running at full bank. Access is via Hwy. 215 and Forest Road 140. Below the majestic Courthouse Falls, the stream is open enough to accommodate fly casting. Stealth, camo clothing and 9-foot leaders will help you catch more of these wild, spooky fish.