Not a bad day on the Tuck today. I landed around 24 fish including two browns and one brook to give me the grand slam for the day. Cris Weatherford on the other hand couldn’t keep them off his hooks. He landed well over 30 fish including some fat 15-17inchers. I was using a dry fly dropper rig with a #14 Para Blue Wing Olive with a #14 Rainbow Warrior dropper and a #16 Just Add Water (Polar UV Dubbed Pheasant Tail variation). All but one fish came on the Just Add Water. Remember that it is a good idea to use all barbless flies or crush your barbs when you are on the Tuckasegee Delayed Harvest. This section of river remains catch and release until the first Saturday in June. When using barbless hooks you may end up losing a fish or two but that is much better than over stressing and possibly killing them.
It is hard to believe that in less than two weeks the Tuck will receive another stocking of close to 10,000 trout. If it is fishing as good as it is right now March should be EPIC! The stocking usually takes place on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month or the first Wednesday or Thursday. We will be sure to keep you guys and gals updated as to what day they stock.