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By tj Mullins on 4/2/2024 1:51:02 PM • Views (26)
spring Rd

By Tony Turney on 5/12/2023 9:22:40 AM • Views (172)
lake james

By xfernal on 8/25/2022 • Views (287)
Fished Lake Lure the last couple of days. Caught a total of 14 largemouth bass and 12 hybrid striped bass. KVM crankbait was the top bait this trip.

By Touching Bottom on 8/25/2022 10:15:00 AM • Views (92)
Good hybrid striped bass and largemouth bass fishing.

By Joe Milam on 4/30/2022 6:40:00 PM • Views (89)
caught on Carolina Rig with 1oz Flat lead weight and 3 1/2 inch blue gill live. fish was 45 1/2 inches long and weight 48.6 pounds head was 22 inches across and was caught on bethaham side of Rink Dam bridge on lake side

By Seamus on 3/18/2022 4:29:08 PM • Views (173)
I am very excited to share with all of you a Winter Bucket List trip that I finally got to check off my list. But I’m really sharing it with you to let you know that I would love to advise anyone interested in taking this trip for themselves. The adventure is Fly Fishing for … Add THIS to your Bucket List! Read More » The post Add THIS to your Buc...

By Seamus on 3/18/2022 3:56:15 PM • Views (213)
We had a wonderful experience working on an article for Waking Up In Boone  a fresh new site featuring awesome photography and stories on area sportsmen artists and a healthy crop of guides to scenic mountain activities and destinations. The author Adam Miller featured Judson and Colter in action in his story Fishing in a Winter Wonderland. Photog...

By Seamus on 1/28/2020 1:16:49 PM • Views (225)
January 28 2020 Asheville Area Fly Fishing Report Davidson and other Medium to Small Sized Streams in Pisgah National Forest Our small stream fishing has been all over the place. Some days are pretty tough and some days are awesome. The weather and water have been very manic lately and so much so that we... Read More The post Davidson River and Wa...

By Seamus on 11/3/2019 11:46:34 AM • Views (244)
Dates Fly Tying Dates (5:00pm-7:00pm) pick 2 11/25 12/2 12/9 1/6 Fishing Dates (10am-2pm) pick 1 1/11 2/1 more dates available as needed. Cost $150 per angler Euro nymphing 101 (Takes Place in NC) This class is a two part class designed to show you the proper way to start your journey into euro nymphing.... Read More The post Asheville European Ny...

By Seamus on 10/31/2019 2:52:25 PM • Views (240)
Fly Fishing Lessons in Asheville NC Dates for 2019 11/10 11/11 11/23 11/24 This class is designed for the beginning angler who wants to focus on developing skills to use on their own. In this class we will have you fish nymphs dry dropper and streamers for about an hour and a half each and... Read More The post Asheville Fly Fishing Lessons appear...

By Seamus on 10/25/2019 12:07:44 PM • Views (280)
Asheville Area Fly Fishing Report October 25 2019 Davidson River The Davidson has been fishing ok the last week. We have had a lot of good rain fall and flows are great. The fishing has been somewhat technical. The best fishing window has been from 10-3 when the most sun is out. There are good... Read More The post Asheville Fly Fishing Report Oct...

By Seamus on 10/8/2019 2:33:22 PM • Views (238)
Asheville Area Fly Fishing Report 10/8/2019 Davidson River Fishing Report The rain is falling as I write this so take that into consideration in the next couple days. Compared to to other streams in the area the Davidson is actually holding water pretty well. The usgs gauge levels have been tracking true to the long... Read More The post Asheville...

By Seamus on 9/12/2019 2:59:16 PM • Views (237)
Davidson River Fly Fishing Report The Davidson river has been up and down the last couple weeks. We have had some really good days and some really tough days. Jeremy had a client catch one of the biggest browns we have caught on the NC side in a few months last week. The water levels... Read More The post Asheville Area Fly Fishing September 12 20...

By Seamus on 8/13/2019 2:11:02 PM • Views (196)
Asheville Area Fishing Report 8/13/19 Fly Fishing Report for Asheville Western North Carolina and East Tennessee Davidson River Fly Fishing Report The Davidson has fished ok this week. We’ve been catching fish this week both at the Davidson River Fish Hatchery and down between Avery creek and looking glass. We have also had some luck... Read More...

By Seamus on 7/22/2019 2:07:59 PM • Views (210)
Davidson River The Davidson river has been fishing really well the last week. Flows are outstanding and are holding at about 100cfs. That is a great summer flow. There is a big rain predicted this evening but who knows how widespread it might or might not be. That may affect river flows for a day... Read More The post Asheville area Fly Fishing Re...

By Seamus on 7/15/2019 4:06:18 PM • Views (238)
Asheville Area Fly Fishing Report for Western North Carolina July 15 2019 Davidson River The rain has been falling at just the right pace the last few weeks. We find fly fishing the day after a summer rain to be great and that’s what we’ve been seeing. Fresh water adds oxygen and drops water temps.... Read More The post Asheville Area Fly Fishing...

By Seamus on 6/19/2019 10:58:01 AM • Views (300)
Pisgah National Forest Stream Report The Davidson has fished ok this week. Water has been pretty flashy with the big rains we’ve had. The flow is above 300cfs right now and is continuing to fall. It is definitely fishable but not easy wading. Lots of trout have moved to the edge water and are in... Read More The post Asheville Area Fly Fishing Rep...

By Seamus on 4/21/2014 12:17:24 PM • Views (143)
My dear friend Judson How Pam and I are longing for a trip down the New with you boys….good times. We were just talking about some of our experiences with you over the years to someone the other day. Of all the Teambuilding experiences we had over the years that our trips with ECO were … My dear friend Judson… Read More » The post My dear friend J...

By Seamus on 4/21/2014 12:15:40 PM • Views (373)
AN EXCERPT FROM THE ANGLING REPORT NOVEMBER 2002 (EDITOR NOTE: If you’re looking for a fun productive float trip that you can enjoy on a quick getaway then subscriber Eric Shea may have found the trip for you. It’s for rainbow trout and smallmouth bass with an outfitter who guides on numerous rivers in Appalachia. … These Appalachian Trips Are Fir...

By Seamus on 4/21/2014 12:09:02 PM • Views (149)
Folks… Linda and I had the pleasure of floating the Watauga (in Tenn.) this past Friday with guide Mark Gould of During the day’s trip we caught and released about a dozen rainbows and a few nice browns as pictured. The scenery was outstanding the weather terrific our guide was knowledgeable and PATIENT! We … A Four Star Tri...

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