View Full Version : Troutfest warm up

05-21-2009, 11:07 AM
I took the week off before Troutfest to do a little fishing with some friends on a well know WNC C&R stream. Had a pretty average week except for the day it rained. That was a very good day. Caught most of the fish on either Sulphur nymphs or midges.

Some times one of these shows up from somewhere and after they have been in the stream a while they almost don't look like Gov-ment trout:smile:



This bow was so big I was afraid to take it out of the net for fear of hurting it with it's own weight. We estimated the weight at somewhere between 7 and 7.5 lbs using the L x G squared divided by 800 method. I'm glad I had just bought the larger Firehole model Brodin net;)



A nice hook jawed male made up the hat trick:smile:

05-21-2009, 12:07 PM
WOW!!! Those are some great looking trout. Glad to see that C&R in action.

05-25-2009, 10:55 PM
Spent all last week fishing different streams around the Blue Ridge parkway. By the way flyman, those fish look like some I got a close look at. I fished the DH on the w. Fork of the Pigeon, the DH on the North Mills, some wild water on the South Mills,and on the Davidson river. Fishing was pretty good most everywhere. Met some nice folks on the river and learned a little more about the Davidson. Weather was great. Midges, sulphurs, ants,beetles....all worked. The Pisgah Forest is absolutely some of the prettiest mountains we have. Great to enjoy it without the weekend crowds.

05-28-2009, 12:01 PM
Yep, throw in Jackson and Haywood counties and you have more water than you could fish in a lifetime almost:biggrin: