The NCWRC has completed its decision making process on regulation changes for 2013-14. The Commission disapproved a fishing proposal to reclassify the portion of the upper Nantahala River and its tributaries on Commission game lands from Wild Trout Waters to Wild/Natural Bait Waters, so that the current regulation classifications will remain in effect. A proposal to remove 6.8 miles of Yellow Creek in Graham County on private land from Public Mountain Trout Waters was amended to maintain the lower 1.8 miles of the creek as Hatchery Supported Trout Waters based upon input received from the landowner during the public hearing process. These changes take effect on August 1, 2013.