We arrived on the River Rd at about 8 a.m.. The road was covered in snow. As we launched the boat, a group had driven all the way from Ohio to fly fish and after chatting we drifted on the the river with Cpt. Michael Cox (email@example.com) on the oars.
Duckypaddler new to the streamer fishing casted like a mad man all day. Between the two of us we casted 10 - 15 different streamers to water that was 41 degrees with 2 turbines running. Hard work!! Plus he rowed the boat 1/2 the day!!
At approximately 12 p.m. in tough conditions we hadn't boated a fish yet. We spoke to kayakers who were fishing and two other boats all with no luck.
Rocky prepared one of the best stream side lunches I have ever ate. Smoked tender loin, mustard potato salad and baked beans. A great meal after hard fishing for 4 hrs..
We were optimistic this day because the 2 largest trout I have ever caught came from Rockys' boat and he also taught me how to streamer fish. Thank You - Rocky.
Finally 15 minutes before take out, water falling, Rocky recommended the Wooly Bugger and we hooked up!!
Rocky, thanks for being one of the Best Guides I have ever met and Ducky for trying something new in tough conditions.
These pics from Thursday while fishing the Hiwassee.