Tuckasegee is a tailrace formed by two dam-fed forks. The West Fork of the Tuck emanates from the bottom of Lake Glenville, snaking down along Hwy. 107 for roughly three miles before joining the East Fork, which is fed by four small reservoirs. From the 107 bridge at Love Field to the Dillsboro dam, the Tuck is regulated as Delayed Harvest. The river here is as wide as many western rivers, offering plenty of room for backcasting and 49,000 trout stocked each year. However, when TVA generates on either fork, it can be dangerous to wade. Click here to Check generation schedules and add four or five hours to the initial release time to gauge when it will reach the DH section. A float trip on the Tuck is an exhilarating way to experience fly fishing in the southern Appalachians.
Tuckasegee at SR 11 in Cullowhee
- Flow: 576 ft³/s
- Water Level: 5.66 ft