Today I had the pleasure of guiding a repeat client of mine, Michael I. from Lexington, KY. I met Mike and his wife at the Chestnut Inn in Cherokee and we made a short drive down Hwy 19 S to a section of the Lower Tuckasegee. The fishing started off a little slow but picked up around 10 am. Mike’s first catch was a little red-eye bass on a #6 white/red leadeye bugger. The rest of the fish were taken on a #4 Fire Tiger Wiggle Minnow. Mike landed several nice smallies and a couple of bluegills. Good company, tight lines and the river all to ourselves made for another great day of fishing on the Tuckasegee. Looks like we will be off the water for a few days with the forecast of 6-10 inches of rain over the next couple of days.