Spring fishing in western North Carolina always brings the chance to catch a big fish. But sometimes things work out even better than expected. These three fish were caught right in a row, which even on hatchery supported water is an incredible piece of good fortune. To have brought them all to the net on tenkara with 5X tippet was a bit against the odds, too, but we managed it! Our delayed harvest season is rapidly coming to an end and starting the first of June we’ll be switching gears to hike-in Brookie fishing. It requires us to re-calibrate our size-ometer but it’s incredibly fun, challenging and beautiful. In the meantime, check these out!