Try going up the dirt road that turns off of River road. Follow it to the end then walk up the river a way. Trout waters extend 6/10 of a mile from the end of the road. There is better fishing here because it is not as accesible. There has been some logging in the area making the river dirty at times. I think the NCWC should make the Fisher river a DH stream. This might help. At one time the Ararat river in Mount Airy was DH but people kept fish anyway. Since I,m only 5 minutes away that is where I primarily fish. I do keep some fish twice a season. The rest of the time I release them. Saw a family on openeng weekend, man and 4 kids, had a stringer of over 25 trout. No game warden seen. Fished there twice last week and you can,t even catch a horney head. Some folks keep everything!