A trout fisherman tries his hand in the Tuckaseigee River last Thursday. Jackson County, designated North Carolina’s Trout Capital, is home to the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail. Trout fishing is big business in the state. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that in 2014, nearly 149,000 trout anglers fished approximately 1.6 million days in the state. The economic impact of these anglers was estimated at $383 million. Non-resident anglers will spend about $230 per day on licenses, guides, accommodations, etc. and locals average about $94 per day, the commission said.