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Tyler Legg
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Friday, January 6, 2012

North Carolina has its fair share of unusual winters. If you've lived here long enough, you're probably nodding in agreement. This winter has been nothing short of unusual. Snow, while the higher elevations have received some, has eluded most of us thus far and the bitter cold just won't settle in like it relentlessly did last winter. When you combine warmer-than-average temps and virtually no accumulating snow in most areas, you get some better-than-average fishing conditions... Usually. Sitting in an office, or sitting in class on days like today have you constantly dreaming about wading in a river somewhere. With a SW wind and full sun, much of WNC hit the 60s. Tomorrow looks even better, despite the chance for a few showers. Savor it while it lasts, because it looks like the cold is coming back. I'd get a trout fix while it's relatively warm.

If you hit the DH waters, make sure you have an assortment of patterns. Princes, Copper Johns, Micro Mays, Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, Hise's Hetero-Genius, Squirmy Wormies, San Juan Worms, Para Adams, Para BWOs, Woolly Buggers, Slumpbusters, and so on, should bring plenty of fish to your net.

Don't know where to go? Here's some destinations to consider:

1) Stone Mountain State Park DH

2) Wilson Creek DH

3) Davidson River

4) North Mills DH

5) Nantahala River

6) The Smokies. Can't go wrong with fishing the Park. Whether it be the Oconaluftee, Big Creek, Cataloochee, Little River, Cosby Creek, or Abrams Creek, you should discover some decent fishing opportunities. If you get skunked, the scenery should make up for it, as always.

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Enjoy the weekend!


AYearOnTheFly said...

Great info as always. It won't be as good but I have some time at the end of the month I plan on using to hit those mountain streams. Hopefully the real cold will hold out a bit longer. I mean geez, it feels like spring

Tyler Legg said...

Those 70s the other day sure did make it feel like spring. We could use more days like that!

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