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Tyler Legg
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
1.) We left VA yesterday morning and headed south to fish the Mitchell River in Surry County, NC just outside of Dobson. The crowds weren't bad and the fishing wasn't either. All of the fish I caught out of the Mitchell were Brook Trout (mostly stockers). The largest fish on the Mitchell was a 12 inch Brook Trout that took a #10 gray/natural colored Slumpbuster streamer. All of the fish were safely released to catch another day. Combined with both the Mitchell and Stone Mtn. I managed to catch 12 fish (most of them were small) and I lost literally dozens. Oddly enough, I noticed a few small Light Cahills (#16-18)...Although the fish weren't feeding exclusively on them, it was weird to see the light bodied mayflies out this early (Usual time is in May.) Just goes to show what warm weather (upper 70's) can bring on a trout stream.

Grover Cockerham Rd. (follows the Mitchell for a few miles.)

3 comments:

Wes said...

Thanks for the post and road name we went to the Mitchell for the first time today and saw lots of other people catching fish but I got skunked myself. My father caught 2 large brookies on black wooley buggers before thunderstorms rolled in.

Tyler Legg said...

I didn't catch many either. I managed to land one brookie on a Slumpbuster, but that was about it. If you want to catch a lot of decent sized brookies, Stone Mountain has been EXCELLENT. Although, in June, it will become Hatchery Supported and the fish will quickly vanish.

Anonymous said...

Wish I coulda kept the five 20"ers I landed. Caught over 60 fish. Lol. Mad skills!!!!

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