Delayed Harvest in WNC

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October 1st marks the beginning of delayed harvest season in North Carolina.  Anglers throughout the region will undoubtedly be checking the stocking report (click for link) to find out what day their local DH streams will be filled with naïve, eager trout.  Those anglers will experience a couple weeks of incredible fishing.  Freshly stocked trout, big...

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Beating the WNC Heat

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This is my third summer in Western North Carolina and without a doubt the hottest and driest I’ve seen. As summer temps hovered consistently around 90 degrees and water levels dropped, the fishing in bigger watersheds predictably slowed down. The solution to the “dog days of summer” quandary is quite simple. Smallmouth bass and small...

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