Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hopefully next week.....

I will be able to get on the water. This rainy season has dramatically reduced the number of trips to the river I have made this year. I typically fish on Friday afternoons, but this year it seems as if all the major rains come thru on Thursdays and blow the streams out for Friday and Saturday.

If everything works out, I will try to make the trip over to NC next Monday or Tuesday and try for some lake run trout and steelhead. Hopefully it will not be too crowded. This will be a first for me, but I have been wanting to try it for a long time. Not a chance at getting on the tailwaters in the area, as most of them are running all generators and some are even sluicing. I think I heard that Appalachia is actually spilling, I can't imagine that is doing much good for the fish population downstream. That was once a great tailwater, just as recently as 4 years ago. But something happened once we entered into our drought, and that river just hasn't been the same since.

I hope everyone out there has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Until next time, Tight Lines & God Bless.


Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...


I feel like we're living in the Pacific NW. Storm after storm after storm have been pushing my fishing trips farther back as well...The potholes in the roads just aren't giving up many fish for me:)...


Travis said...

I think I am about to break down and buy a NC license and make a few trips over your way this year. Never fished the streams of WNC, but I have wanted to for a long time. May have to give you a shout sometime if I venture over that way.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...


Shoot me an email at wncflyfishing@gmail.com if you plan on coming over the hill to fish. Late March into early April will hold some excellent fishing. The Quill Gordons will start making there appearance in late March on into April.

19" Clinch River Brown