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Fly Fishing the Tuckasegee River

Posted by on November 13, 2011

Large Tuckasegee Rainbow

The Tucksasgee Delayed Harvest has been on fire.  We have been seeing less crowds than we did in October, where we were seeing record numbers of anglers and guides on the river.  For me, November is one of my favorite months to fish and guide the Tuck Delayed Harvest.  With the last stocking at the first of the month the river has now been stocked with close to 20,000 fish in the 5.5 miles of D.H. water.  Our trips have been bringing in anywhere from 30-60 fish per trip and our guides have even been able to get out there on their own as well.

Biff with a very nice Rainbow

Underwater shot of a large bow










Charlotte with a decent Rainbow

Yesterday, Clint and I guided a great group of women from Tallahassee, Fl.  The ladies had a fantastic day on the water with somewhere between 40 and 50 fish hooked and brought to the net.  Charlotte had the big fish of  the day and the even bigger fish of the day that eventually got off.  Looked to be a rainbow pushing 20″.  Most of the fish were taken on, yes you guessed it, Hot Head Marvins #8 as well as #16 HH Prince Nymph, #10 Y2K, #16 B.H. Hares Ear and #18 Laniers Lucent Lightning Red.

Today, I will be headed out to the Smokies to guide two guys on a 3/4 day trip.

"Fish Kisses"