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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Glancing at the 10 day forecast just makes you cringe. Other than a few slim chances for some widely scattered storms, we look to be out of luck. Trout streams (especially the wild streams) are dropping each day. On a positive note, we're finally starting to make that transition to cooler temperatures. Instead of lower 90's, we're looking at mainly lower 80's/Upper 70's (slightly varying depending on your location). If you have ventured up into the higher elevations, you may have noticed that some of the trees are starting to respond to the shorter days. Fall is right around the corner.

Using light tippet and stealth are the two most important things you can do right now. Trout (especially wild fish) are extremely nervous and spooky as a result of the low water. Fly choice isn't nearly as important as stealth and presentation. Most fish should readily rise to an Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator, Parachute Adams and of course terrestrials. Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, Prince Nymphs, Lightning Bugs, and Green Weenies should bring fish to your net. Approach pools with a plan. Look for potential targets. Scout out any tail movements from a fish and make your first cast count. If the first try spooks the fish, it's game over for a while. It's technical fishing to the max right now. Wild waters and catch and release waters will give way to more choices though. Delayed Harvest waters pick back up on October 1st. Less than a month from now. Bring it on! Stone Mountain streams, South Mountain streams, Wilson Creek, Mitchell River (just name a few) will be filled with fish (and anxious fisherman) soon. With that being said, not all streams will be stocked on October 1st. The NCWRC can't stock each and every DH stream in 1 day. Check the stocking schedule/numbers of fish being stocked here.

5 comments:

Brk Trt said...

We here also have a water problem.
The thin blue lines are becoming much thinner.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

It's getting pretty bad in a lot of places it seems. Hopefully we'll all receive some much needed rain!

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Ryan said...

We finally have rain. I missed a great opportunity to go fishing today, but it was nice to sit in sweatpants all day.

Good post with some good advice.

The Average Joe Fisherman
http://averagejoefisherman.blogspot.com/

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

@Nik.. I'm liking your blog! Looks great! Looking forward to reading more.

@Ryan.. Could you guys send a few buckets of rain our way?! The 10 day forecast is a horror movie down here! Looks like the 10 day for the Sahara!

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