What a gorgeous day to be on the water today! It definitely feels like Spring is right around the corner. The temps out on the water were in the mid 60s for most of the day, which provided some decent hatches. Midges of course were everywhere, as well as a good number of Little Black Stoneflies.
New client Nick J. and I fished the Cherokee Trophy Section this morning with some success. Mostly smaller fish, with one decent rainbow about 17-18″ spitting the hook out a couple seconds into the fight. At lunch we decided to drive over to fish Soco Creek. Nick found immediate success there, and landed five wild rainbows within 15 minutes of stepping into the water. From there we worked our way up stream, landing small wild rainbows the whole way. Nick even hooked into a decent bow on a dry fly, something we don’t see that often in the winter months.
Around 4:30 Nick asked if we could drive back over to the Trophy Section to see if we could get a trophy fish in the net. After several misses, Nick finally hooked and landed the big, beautiful bow pictured below. Overall a fantastic day on the water here in beautiful Western North Carolina. Hot flies were #16 Just Add Water Nymphs, #8 Tungsten Marvin Stoneflies, #14 Black Caddis & #12 Yellow Sucker Spawn.
If you would like to book a guided fly fishing trip in Cherokee just give us a call. Several of our guides grew up in Cherokee and have been fishing these waters their entire lives. To book a trip call 828-587-HOOK(4665) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Our Winter Booking Special lasts until March 7th and all wade and float trips will be marked down 20% until then. Tight Lines!
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