Re: Davidson River, NC
I always fish the Fly-Fishing only/C&R section of the Davidson. I'm not sure if that is what is considered the trophy section or not. There is a lower section that Davidson River outfitters has exclusive rights to that has big fish b/c they are fed. I guess the entire river could be considered trophy water b/c there are giant browns throughout the enitre river. While I do prefer fishing the Little River over the Davidson, the average fish in the Davidson seems to be a little bigger than the average fish in the Little River. I hooked about an 18" brown last friday night on a #18 copper john, but couldn't get him in the net. Anyway, I would recommend the Davidson if you get a chance sometime. It really is a great place to fish, but I would also recommend a weekday if you had your choice b/c it can get crowded on the weekend, but people seem to leave it alone on the weekdays.