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Up We Go!

Memorial Day has come and gone. This means I’m changing gears into “summer fishing” mode.  Starting the first of June I’ll be leaving the lower, hatchery-supported water behind and commencing hike-in wild trout fishing.  These trips are typically a full … Continue reading

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One of these fish is…

…not like the other ones!    The River Red Horse (bottom picture) is a wonderful fish that loves clean, clear streams just like trout.  Unlike the beautiful Rainbow Trout pictured, the Redhorse is actually native to our WNC streams.   Given its … Continue reading

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After the Rain…Comes the Rainbow

As bad as the weather was last week, today it was that good.  It may be a brief window but the rain has stayed off us long enough to let the higher elevation rivers settle and fish.  We caught this … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays!

I wouldn’t have thought it possible but we  managed to get in a morning of fishing in between yesterday’s thunderstorms and today’s.  Rivers come up quickly here in WNC but luckily, they tend to recede the same way.    When … Continue reading

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Hard Rain Gonna Fall

But we got in a great morning of fishing ahead of it!  A big low pressure over Florida is looking to really soak us over the next few days but I sneaked out Tuesday morning  with this wonderful father and … Continue reading

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Family Fun

This morning the sun was shining on us and so was good fortune.  I had a great morning out with this delightful father and daughter team of trout slayers.  We caught quantity, quality and variety.  Most importantly we had a … Continue reading

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Birthday Bonanza

I just had an amazing day with a wonderful couple from right here in Asheville.  It was a birthday gift for him but as you can see, the stream gave everyone presents today.  This has to be the most impressive … Continue reading

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