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Tyler Legg
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Friday, October 1, 2010
No more 90's for the rest of the year. Fall is finally making its presence, as the cooler air is really starting to encompass the eastern US. Mid to upper 50's for highs Monday in the Piedmont. Colder in the mountains and much colder in the higher elevations. In fact Boone probably won't make it out of the 40's Monday. It will definitely feel more like winter!

Delayed Harvest is officially open for the season. Delayed Harvest waters give anglers the opportunity to fish in rivers that generally don't take 4 hours to get to. They're also always full of fish, so you're almost guaranteed to at least see the fish your targeting. As of right now, I don't know what streams were stocked today. The NCWRC doesn't get around to stocking every mile of DH water in 24 hours. I would imagine the more popular streams such as Stone Mountain, Wilson Creek, Helton Creek, and South Mountain DH streams are stocked with plenty of brookies and bows (and a few browns). The amount of fish stocked was cut back a bit, as a result of the recent drought. The remaining fish that are not stocked will be stocked when the water levels are at a suitable level. Any DH waters that were not stocked today will be stocked in the next few days. If you do plan on heading out to a DH stream soon, most generic flies will catch fish all day. Princes, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Zug Bugs, Lightning Bugs, Hise's Hetero-Genius, Woolly Buggers, and #14 Adams, (just to name a few) will catch fish. A 9 ft 5x-6x leader will work best.

The higher elevation wild streams will fish well for a while. The much colder temperatures rolling in will likely slow the fish (and the angler) down a bit though. The brookies are in spawning mode right now. Especially at higher elevations. That means the males are extremely colorful. Brown trout are also in spawning mode. Big males are forming kyped jaws and are increasingly aggressive. Large streamers stripped in should entice them.

Waders will once again be needed soon, so dust them off and check for leaks! Fall is here and it looks like it will stay. I'm glad!

Lastly, I put together a short video comprised of a handful of shots I got on last Saturday's trip. With that being said, it's definitely not winning a Grammy anytime soon!


Wild Specks in the Backcountry from THFF Media on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Ryan said...

I too am glad that fall is here. Thaaddine big browns are out and chasing in my state. However the most of the streams just closed due to the season being over.

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Jake said...

Nice video Tyler! Fish On!

Dan Short said...

Maybe not Grammy worthy but I enjoyed it. Good tune too.

Brk Trt said...

Wonderful.

Lance Milks said...

Hey Tyler,

Woo Hoo! Its my favorite time of year. I wish tight lines and wet nets to everyone. Oh and Tyler I love OCMS.

Lance

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

@Ryan- One of my favorite seasons! Looking forward to it. Tight lines this fall!

@ Jake- Thanks brother!

@Dan- It might be awarded "Shortest amount of time to throw together a video"!

@BT- Thanks for the kind words!

@ Lance- Same here! Can't get enough of OCMS. Good music to listen to on the way the way to the river!

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