The fishing has been great in western North Carolina!! All of the Delayed Harvest waters Tuckasegee river, Snowbird Creek, Nantahala River, and Fires Creek are putting up healthy numbers on guided trips!! The bugs have been everywhere the last month or two! Here are the bugs I'm seeing out there! Black Caddis, Tan Caddis, Small Dark Stone, Yellow Sallies, Small midges, Blue Quill, Red Quill, Craneflies (looks similar to a mosquito), Quill Gordon's (some but tapering off), Golden Stones (some), Blue Winged Olive (Nantahala tailwater)!! Small dark Mayfly imitations in sizes 12-18 will be perfect! If you see a lot of fish feeding, fish in the upper water column, and fish everywhere (even the bony water) If no activity, focus on the pools and runs until the fish get moving!! Now is the time, get out there and enjoy it!! If you want to be guided, call 724-986-2652 today!!
Location: Nantahala, Tuckasegee, and Ravens Fork, fly fishing only section!!