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Customer Testimonials….

“Jeff, Thanks for a wonderful day that exceeded all our expectations.  We came home so excited, all agreeing that we learned more in the first hour than we had in all our time with other guides.  The netted fish, your easy way of being, and your patience and care were very much appreciated.  Lunch was great too!  Thanks again…..Melissa Malone, Greensboro, NC, Nan Henson , Teresa Hoyt , Atlanta, GA, on a March 31, 2012 NC Trip

Jeff,
Thank you again for 2 super, glorious days of fishing 🎣   You are a true professional guide, in every sense of the word.   You were a gracious, patient, attentive, and most accommodating host. Plus you taught me a lot.
I would highly recommend you and your services to anyone.  All the best, Kevin O’Connor , Charlottesville, VA, on his two day trip at Dunlap Creek private water and day two South Holston float trip May 12- 13, 2017

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  March 2018  FISHING REPORTS

3-2-2018 FISHING REPORT – Unavailable, Delayed Harvest waters stocking continues, a lot of waters high and dirty, front slope waters like upper Wilson, Stone Mtn, Elk Creek will be clear though.  Further west , north and south you go (SW mtns, NW mtns, SW Va, East Tn) the more water there is.  1200 sluice on the South Holston or in other words, epic.  Same on Watauga, slows slightly above that.  Both rivers fishing great

3-3-2018 FISHING REPORT – Dr George Hashisaki, Jonathan Hashisaki, Charlottesville, VA, TN float trip, Delayed Harvest waters stocking continues, an absolutely great trip, floated the 1200 cfs sluice and it was great….we fished nymphs to start and caught quite a few fish, we absolutely hammered them in the first half mile of the float…surely a harbinger of things to come , and clear evidence that in the hours before a hatch there is a ton of food in the drift on the bottom as emergent nymphs begin what will be a process of emerging /hatching.  That was the case, as we continued to catch fish on nymphs and then a mile downriver we encountered some risers.  We spent the next four hours hammering them on dries, as we got a fantastic blue winged olive hatch….fantastic.  After putting 12 to 15 quick ones in the net nymphing, we then put another 30 or so in the net on dries…including some nice fish on the flat water stretches.  There were two fish in particular in one of the slow weedy deep pools where George and Jonathan each nailed a very nice fish sight casting with dries.  It was great.  We moved on from that and switched from dries to nymphs back and forth, continuing to catch a fish here and there.  A good mix of browns and rainbows.  Eventually the rising fish we few and scarce but the nymphing picked back up.  Nailed a bunch more just before getting to our takeout, and Jonathan caught a couple fish at the end slinging a streamer….one of which was the nicest brown of the day.  Great day with repeat clients, we had great weather to got with it….albeit a little wind.  Here are some pics…

 

 

 

3-5-2018 FISHING REPORT –   Delayed Harvest Waters stocking continues…..fishing has been lights out, conditions excellent

3-6-2018 FISHING REPORT – Delayed Harvest stocking continues….fishing has been lights out, conditions excellent

3-7-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Ted Linczak, Summerville, SC, Float trip, looks like a snowy day on the river, turned out it was snowy before ever getting to the river.  Avery, Watauga, and Ashe Co all had snow, roads were surprisingly bad/slick, took me a little while to meet up with Ted as the roads were just being scraped/salted.  We met up around 10am and were in the water shortly thereafter.  We decided to do 10 mile streamer fishing float….and it started fairly slow….really cold and windy….bitter cold…quite honestly it was brutally raw.  Never got out of the 30sF and at times we had winds 25-30mph…plus a few snow flakes.  We caught a few fish to start but about 1/3 to 1/2 the distance into the float we really started to pick up a good many fish…all on streamers.  To do well with streamer fishing, as I often tell clients, you HAVE TO commit to it.  That means you can’t do it for 15 , 30, 45 minutes then after not getting a fish or a strike you quit.  Streamer fishing on wild fish doesn’t work that way.  You have to go all in.  We did it and it eventually paid off with an great streamer bite the last half of the float and a lot of quality fish.  Probably 35 or so in the net but quality way up.  Caught them on a Jeffs White Articulated streamer and  a rabbit strip crayfish pattern…..had a ton of follows too and hook ups that came off.  All in all a great day…some great fishing.  Here are a few pics….

 

 

3-8-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Ted Linczak, Summerville, SC, float trip, looks like a snowy day on the river….that is what I had originally posted…and indeed it was. Snowy, cold (highs in the low 30sF) and windy beyond belief.  Wind was 15-25 sustained and gusted to 35-40.  Absolutely raw conditions and it snowed on and off on us all day.  Second day in a row that we were the ONLY boat fishing, maybe that was why.  Fishing has been great and today would prove that, even if its horrid conditions if you know where and how and put in the work it pays off, and that was certainly the case today.  We put in at 1030am and didn’t even rig up a nymph rod, with the dry fly fishing having been good and post spawn streamer bite solid we decided we’d look for risers and when the risers didn’t show or the wind got really bad we’d chuck streamer meat.  First several hours were like finding pods of risers, then picking them off one by one.  There were times it was as good as it gets leading Ted and I to saying “no one would ever believe we were here let alone it being like this.”  Excellent dry fly fishing and a great bwo hatch.  We put about 20 -25 fish, all browns up to 15″ in the net the first two hours of fishing.  We went through about an hour of beyond belief windy conditions and found one pod of fish that were tough.  Fish to them , caught one and moved on and the next pod would prove to be the best of the day.  Ted nailed another dozen fish, all nice browns, all dry flies, fish up to 17″.  It was great.  We had another period of extreme wind, we switched to a swinging rig and fished wet flies and caught a nice 15″ rainbow, the only rainbow of the day.  Finally the wind about 445/5pm was significant enough to say “lets just throw meat and go on to the takeout” because it was absolutely frigid.  Little did we know we’d nail a half dozen more fish, four of them great browns and next to last one being the best one of the two day trip….a heavy post spawn hen that mashed a crayfish pattern we caught them on today.  It was great, and a nice exclamation point on a fine day.  One of the coldest days I have fished, not the coldest, not top three, but definitely honorable mention.  We put in the work, we reaped the reward.  Thats how it goes…  40 fish on any day is a great day, in todays weather it qualifies as epic by any standard or measure.  Here are some pics….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-9-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable

3-10-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Brent Koeval, Brent Maratta, Winston-Salem, NC, TN float, Brent just purchased a driftboat and we did some rowing along the upper 7mile float on the South Holston.  Followed that with a 1/2 day float and fished the bwo hatch as we have been doing all winter.  Pretty good fishing, solid dry fly fishing for 4 hours and put a lot of fish in the boat on dries, maybe 30 or so.  Then switched off to swinging rigs and nymphing rigs and caught another 10 or 12.  Great day all in all, Brent and Brent discovered the magic of tailwater fishing in a boat…..and as I suspect, are now completely ruined.  Great times ahead for them.  Get questions from time to time about ‘I want to learn to use the boat’ and yes we do that….can hook you up (pun intended). Here are a few pics…..

 

 

Looks like another round of winter being forecast for the mtns…..here is the scoop from Raysweather

NWS Winter Storm Warning 

Winter Storm Warning issued March 11 at 4:47AM EDT until March 13 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Blacksburg

A complex storm system will develop over the southeastern US today then begin moving northeast tonight and Monday, eventually toward the North Carolina coast later in the day Monday. While there remain some uncertainties, confidence is increasing that this storm has the potential to bring moderate to heavy snow to much of the forecast area, especially near and west of the Blue Ridge, Sunday night through Monday morning. …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EDT MONDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected. * WHERE…Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Virginia, northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia. * WHEN…From midnight tonight to midnight EDT Monday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

What will we be doing?  Fishing right through it of course, what else is there?

3-12-2018 FISHING REPORT – Winter Storm warning in mtns, more snow to come

3-13-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Steve Macary, Bridgeport, CT, NC mtns….. client postponed…..Winter storm in mtns……Spring come soon!  I love cold weather but this has been a brutal winter.  Fishing has been off the charts, its sometimes just a chore convincing folks to get out in it.  One thing is for sure though, when we have, we’ve done extremely well.

3-14-2018 FISHING REPORT – Winter Storm wraps up today, anywhere from 1-3″ to as much as 6-8″ across much of the mtns, 8-10″ of snow at some elevations above 4500’….hard to complain because snow is great for the water table.  Water conditions in excellent shape though, fishing is on fire

3-15-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable

3-16-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Jay Mebane, Raleigh NC, 3 Anglers , NC Mtns, met Jay his wife Mills and son Gil in Blowing Rock and after a short ride to the river we were into fish.  Incredibly windy day today, gusts into the 30-35 mph realm…made it a challenge at times.  But everyone stayed the course and we fished right through.  Caught a fish on first cast showing everyone what we were doing.  Gil was first up and caught a fish on first two casts.  Nice rainbow and a brook trout came to net, which would end up being the first of a whole lot.  Everyone caught a lot of fish, everyone caught double digits with Jay the most with around 25 or so…we probably put between 40 and 50 in the net.  Great day in very windy conditions….would have been a really nice day if the wind wasn’t blowing.  Here are a few pics…

3-17-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Gregg Williamson, Greensboro, NC, 2 anglers, guided longtime client/friend Gregg Williamson and his girlfriend Elena, and we had a chilly and wet start to the day…Met Gregg and Elena in Wilkesboro and we headed 40 minutes to the stream from there.  It rained on the way to the river and this morning had the opportunity to be a real soaker.  We had light rain all the way to the water and fished the first 20 minutes or so with no rain.  Then a heavy shower came that lasted about 30 minutes……moderate and almost what I’d call heavy rain.  But that was the extent of the rain, after that it never rained again and even cleared off.  Nice, sunny afternoon , this was Elena’s first time fly fishing she caught several at the start in the first place we fished.  We fished several areas, had a nice lunch, then more fishing in the afternoon.  Good day, Elena managed a dozen fish, great stuff for a first time outing….and managed a ‘grand slam ‘ as well….a brown, rainbow , and a brookie.  Gregg was above us where we finished nailing a good many as well.  I guess we put about 30 in the net.  Good day for what could have been a very wet day.  We got a big break weatherwise.  Water temps in the afternoon hours are approaching the mid to upper 40sF, and that means lots of bugs (we saw a TON of caddis) and fish eating more on top, and you will find that true regardless of where or what water.  Severe storms rolled in later in the evening dotting the mtns with heavy rain and hail up to 1″ size (ping pong balls)…glad we were off the river and not driving either.  Here are a few pics from the day… fishing is excellent right now and that will only continue.   By the time March rolls around there’s no reason to wait to fish….if you do you’ll miss it or miss out.

3-19-2018 FISHING REPORT – open/Available 1/2 day PM after 1pm , fishing is excellent right now and that will only continue.   By the time March rolls around there’s no reason to wait to fish….if you do you’ll miss it or miss out.  Some rain on the way for this evening……nothing but good for our spring fishing.  An inch of rain overnight and I couldn’t be more thrilled …this will keep our streams at a good level.  A healthy rain without significant flooding and that’s what we got.  Win. Win

3-20-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/Available, fishing is excellent right now and that will only continue.   By the time March rolls around there’s no reason to wait to fish….if you do you’ll miss it or miss out.   Been working with friends at Clackacraft on a new custom built guide boat and they’re beginning to build as I type this.

The question I get sometimes……why are you getting a new one?  Well, simply put when you guide for a living you have to ‘upgrade’ rods, reels, boats, vehicles, you name it to stay with current newer stuff if you get stuff on Pro Staff deals from manufacturers.  Boats are a part of that.   Here is our new boat being custom built in Idaho Falls…….

3-21-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/Available, fishing is excellent right now and that will only continue.   By the time March rolls around there’s no reason to wait to fish….if you do you’ll miss it or miss out.  Looks like another moderate snow event for the high country late Tues night into Wednesday 3/21…some areas of VA could see in the 6 to 12″ range.  Tricky travel but great stuff for the water table.

3-22-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Wes & Eli Gormus, Charlottesville, VA, Dunlap Creek, VA, cancelled /postponed due to high flows.  The most bizarre of weather events…heavy rain/thunderstorms came through dumping a quick 1″ of rain, and that was followed by a blizzard dumping 15″ of snow on location (and still snowing at time of this writing and another 3″ expected) making travel very difficult and unsafe to attempt it.  With river flow at 643cfs it would have been a stretch anyway.  What a way to usher in spring!

3-23-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Anthony Hipps, Lexington, NC, Adam Harman, Winston-Salem, NC, TN float or wade trip, looks like we’ll have a decent day and escape any bad weather ….not so for central and west central VA which just got 15-18″ of snow looks like another 6-10″ is on the way for them (the area near Lexington to White Sulphur Springs- – -which is near Escatawba)…weather was cold and it was chilly to start but by 10am things got going in a big way.  We had great nymph fishing and caught a pile of fish before then getting into some rising fish and excellent dry fly fishing as some bwos were coming off.   We fished several stretches of river and caught fish nymphing and on dries and when one would want we’d switch to the other and start catching fish again.  If I said how many we caught today it would sound like  a lie.  But it was great, and I stopped counting at 75 or so I don’t remember.  But it was a ton…..we had rising fish til about 6pm and we continued nymphing landing a few more before calling it a day around 7pm.  Great day with two of my favorite folks…..here are a few pics…

 

 

3-24-2018 FISHING REPORT – Open/Available….a rare Saturday opening, Winter Storm Watch SW to West Central VA through Monday….major winter storm in progress….again….Here’s what Merle Haggard would’ve been singing if he were here right now

3-26-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, John Gingrich, Tn Tailwaters, ppd weather

3-27-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Jim Noble, Bo Buxton , Charlotte NC, TN float trip, met Jim and Bo just over the line in NC and we headed up for a South Holston trip.  TVA changed /bumped flows up from 200 to 700 to 1200 and we floated the upper river.  1200 is a great level to float, and personally wouldn’t bother me if they ran it more often.  Dry fly fishing is good and nymph fishing is excellent.  We did the upper float and pretty much nymph fished all day.  Had a few shots at risers but very few today.  Surprising though with the clouds/partly sunny and warm temps, but very few risers.  Sometimes a change in flow to more water takes the bugs a bit to adjust as far as emerging and the fish also but nymph fishing was good as is usually is.  We put 30-35 in the boat , a mix of browns and rainbows to 17″, and had a ton on for a few seconds that came unbuttoned, or we’d have landed twice as many as we did.  Smallish midge and baetis patterns worked great, but also an uptick in sulphur type patterns….larger nymph patterns.  Already seeing a few sulphurs coming here and there and if it stays warm magic could be only weeks away.  Bwos here are strong, sulphurs will be soon, and it’ll be bwos and caddis on the Watauga.  Next few weeks will get real interesting and it will be some great fishing I can assure you.  Our April is almost fully booked and May will be soon as well then it will be June…and more great fishing……Great day with two of my favorite folks,  here are a few pics…

3-28-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable

3-29-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Wes and Susan Gormus, Charlottesville, VA, Dunlap Creek , VA, had to postpone as there was rain on top of the melt of over 20″ of snow with the warmer temperatures (80F today) and the river, which had been in an excellent 450 to 55o range rose to 646, then 724 then over 110o and its still going up.  We will be thankful though when it gets warm that we have extra water!

3-30-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable , will be out of town working on finalizing settling my folks’ estate

3-31-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Dr Jim Kramer, Greensboro, NC, TN tailwater float, did a low water float on Saturday and pretty much had the whole section of river to ourselves , hard to believe for a Saturday on Easter weekend with beautiful weather.  We saw zero other boats, and only two other anglers….both of which we knew strangely enough…but we put in mid morning and it was quite chilly… a reminder that while spring is upon us March is still hanging around like a lion.  We caught fish right away, pretty much nymph fished all day…what I call low water technical nymphing…that is really long leaders like you would use dry fly fishing, small flies, and a very light foam indicator…coupled with long, accurate casts and minimal false casting.  We caught a lot of fish, one here, two there, three or so in the better spots…fish up to 15/16″.  The action was steady and by the end of the day Im guessing we landed somewhere around 40 or so roughly including a bunch that we either rolled or had on briefly that came off.  We had a lot of fish hooked that came unbuttoned.  We had a decent number of blue winged olives, and even saw a smattering of sulphurs, but very few risers and one of the few trips where we did not catch a fish on top.  Granted the water we fished is better overall for nymphing but usually when the bugs are out there’ll be a few coming up.  Could be the return this week to cooler nighttime temps (down to freezing), variable weather patterns, full moon,etc., who knows.  But we caught a lot of fish.  Here are a few pics…

 

 

 

4-1 & 2-2018 FISHING REPORT – Happy Easter

4-3-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Dr Pat Burney, Diego Burney, Greensboro, NC, NC Mtns, guided one of my regular clients Pat and his 10yr old grandson and we did an NC wade trip…..lots of fishermen, beautiful weather (one caused the other?) but the conditions were great as well, it was Diego’s first time fishing/fly fishing…. we suited up and rigged up a nymphing rod and within a few casts he had his first fish on.  A brook trout of about 14 inches, and there we would catch about 3 or 4 more- – -three brookies and one brown.  We moved to the next spot and Diego hooked and played a near 20″ rainbow that came off just before net.  Pat was below us catching a few brookies.  We hit several more spots and much the same result.  Diego managed a grand slam, that is a rainbow/brook/brown, and in total landed over 15 fish total on the day.  We hit two more spots where we had fish over 20 inches on that either busted off or came unhooked.  We also had a ton of fish hooked that came off during the day.  But a great day for sure, probably 30 or more total.  Here are a few pics…

Water temps area wide are reaching the 50s in the mid afternoon and that means bugs…..which will mean rising fish.

4-4-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Tim  and Logan James, Greensboro, NC , 2 anglers , NC Mtns trip, we had some heavy early morning (before sunrise) thunderstorms/heavy rain and even drove a bit in it, and then very windy conditions after that, but surprisingly we didn’t arrive to a dirty river….it was in great shape, excellent shape for fishing.  Water slightly high (equals great nymph fishing) and green/clear or rather perfect for where we were and what we were doing.  Great nymph fishing today, I’d taken Tim fishing a good bit before and this time his son Logan joined him and Logan had never fly fished.  After a few minutes of casting tips and practice, Logan had on his first fish.  From never having done it to into a fish……right away.  Hard to beat that.  He ended up landing 4 fish in the first half hour while his dad caught several nice fish just above us….one of them a 19-19 1/2 inch beauty of a rainbow that ended up being the fish of the day.  We nymph fished pretty much the entire day partly because the water was a little high making for aggressively nymphing fish- – – they had the feedbags on all day- – -and because when conditions are what they were you can slay them if you know what you are doing.  The guys did a good job of that.  We put probably 30 or more in the net, browns, brookies, and rainbows…..all three.  Great day for sure, great start in fly fishing for Logan.  Water temps are in low 50s which is ideal and the fish are eating like crazy….game on for fishing and going to be a great April , May and more…..  Only place we aren’t catching fish right now is the parking areas.  Here are a few pics….

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-5-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Jeff Chalmers, Jim Bolling, Summerfield, NC , NC Mtns, met Jim and Jeff bright and early and our plan was to be on the river at sun up.  It was very cold, 20sF to start, but we’ve had warm days so we got a really early start so that we could be first on the water and it paid off huge.  We had a huge day too, nymph fished for the most part but absolutely crushed em today.  I think we’d put 20 in the net by 830 am, several nice browns, brookies and rainbows.  Stayed that way and did well on and off all day, some of the best nymph fishing of the year so far.  We fished a variety of double nymph rigs, using an array of Squirrels, WDs, Skinny Nelsons, GRHEs with rubber legs, you name it.  Several citation sized fish in the mix including an 18″ brown and 17″ brookie, and one rainbow in the 23-25″ range that made a blistering run and jumped several feet out of the water and broke off.  Also, in some locales the redhorse are moving as well as hognose and white suckers too and where you find them you can catch them and the trout near them using dark nymph patterns for the suckers and sucker spawns for the trout.  We fished and caught fish all the way to the end , which was 730pm, and ended the day with somewhere over or north of 75 fish.  It was great…here are some pics…

 

4-6-2018 FISHING REPORT – doing some equipment repairs today not on the water……had to postpone today’s river time

4-7-2018 FISHING REPORT – heavy rains postponed today’s shenanigans

4-9-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable, finishing up some front end wheel bearing replacement work on our main trip truck

4-10-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Peter Valenti, Pinehurst, NC, NC Mtns, cold day to start doesn’t feel like spring or least it didn’t this morning, it was in the upper 20s and got up to a little over 50F, but we had good fishing, fished 3 different waters small , medium, and large in Mitchell and Yancey Counties.  First water we fished we landed about 20 on nymphs, including two huge rainbows in the 21-23″ range and a mix of brookies and browns.  The second water we fished, a small stream, yielded about 8 nice brook trout, all on nymphs.  The third we had good nymph fishing and landed about 25 or so nymphing, a few on streamers, got into a nice caddis hatch with rising fish, and caught several on caddis emergers/dries.  Again a mix of browns, rainbows, and brookies, and one large fish that came off after hookset.  So even with chilly temps and less than spring like weather it was a good day with a ton of fish caught.  In very late so the report is abbreviated, here are a few pics….

 

 

 

 

 

4-11-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Ted Linczak, Summerville, SC, TN tailwaters, chilly start as it has been for days, we put the boat in mid morning and it didn’t take long for things to heat up, fishing wise and weather wise.  We nymph fished a little to start but then got into some caddis action and rising fish….they were tough to start but we got things dialed in and it turned out to be a great day with a lot of nice fish on dries using some flies and tactics I have not used this year but its that time of year.  We had bwos and a mix of caddis that got the fish looking up.  We did very well to late afternoon and then switched over to swinging rigs and spent the next several hours swinging soft hackled patterns and again mopping up, catching a ton of fish almost all the way to take out.  Probably 40 or so in the next, the usual mix of rainbows and browns with a lot of quality rainbows and a handful of nice browns in the mix.  We arrived to takeout at dusk, a great day.  Going to be a great spring….Here are a few pics…

4-12-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Ted Linczak, Summerville, SC, TN Tailwaters, day two of a two day trip with incredible weather, we caught some nymphing early but the dry fly fishing was slow to start, much more so than yesterday, turned on early afternoon and we caught some nice fish on dry flies, mostly caddis patterns, and did well with probably 15-20 fish on dries.  We then switched over and swung flies for a while which was great, and we probably put another 20 or more in the net with some nice browns and rainbows in the mix.  We fished til dusk and another great day of fishing.  Here are a few pics…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-13-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable

4-14-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable

4-16-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Tim Ramsey, NC Mtns, had to postpone/reschedule due to flooding from recent rains….good luck finding anywhere to fish on the NC side after Sunday’s rain!

4-17-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable, lot of brown high water everywhere, the mtns saw widespread amounts of 2″ or more and with that flooding, high dirty water for a couple of days is the norm, and that’s what it is now.  It will clear out though, Wed should begin to look a lot better and rest of the week looks great.  On top of the wet weather the mtns had some pretty healthy snow showers past two days but that ends today and things warm up a touch before another cooldown and front that arrives late Wednesday.  This one has little rain with it though.

 

4-18-2018 FISHING REPORT -unavailable

4-19-through 4-21-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Dr Ken Karb, Greensboro, NC, Dr Hy Muss, Chapel Hill, NC, Ted Birke, Byfield, MA, Dr Rich Goldberg, Charleston, WV, TN Tailwaters, three days fishing all types of water from tailwaters to blue lining and caught fish despite awful weather and water conditions for three days.  Weather was good on Saturday , tons of photos to post and will be doing that later today

 

4-23-2018 FISHING REPORT – unavailable, another deluge coming…..forecast is for 3 to 4″ of rain in the mtns with isolated amounts up to 5 to 6 inches possible….could be the weekend before any fishing is possible

4-24-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Mark Tucker, NC Mtns

4-25-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Dr Pat Burney, Dr Ken Karb, Greensboro, NC, NC Mtns

4-26-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, David Carter , Greensboro, NC, NC Mtns

4-27-2018 FISHING REPORT -unavailable

4-28-2018 FISHING REPORT – Guided Trip, Barry Safrit, Greensboro, NC, NC Mtns

 

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