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Old 09-28-2014, 01:08 PM
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I've been all over Little River and Middle Prong lately and thought I would share a quick report and a couple of pictures. Last Thursday evening, after I got off of work, I quickly headed into the Park for a favorite stretch of water that is a nice mix of pools and pocket water.

To get warmed up, I promptly lost what would have been my largest or 2nd largest wild Park 'bow this year along with a couple of small ones. Thankfully, not everything was against me, and I soon followed those up with a nice rainbow.



Moving on up the stream, I soon came to a section just looks like it should hold a nice fish. Earlier this summer it was good for a large (for the Park) rainbow but not the browns I thought should live there. Well, the stars finally aligned and I managed a nice 12 inch brown that was dressed in appropriate colors for the season. Definitely one of the prettiest browns I've caught in a while!



That was the high point of my evening, but of course I kept fishing as I didn't know that for sure at the time. Just before getting out of the water, I was intensely focused on nymphing a deep run when I heard a stick break behind me. Looking around, I saw a bear that looked about as surprised as I was. It quickly whipped around and was last seen tearing through the woods...thankfully.

As far as hatches, I've been seeing some small caddis lately (#18 or so) as well as some of the large fall Ginger caddis. A good variety of mayflies are hatching as well including the Slate Drakes (Isonychias) so nymph imitations of those are working well. Finally, the Green Weenie is still catching a lot of fish!



Overall the fishing is very good right now despite the normal low water of fall. Get out and fish before it gets cold!
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:44 AM
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Beautiful Brown and thanks for the report

I'm really needing to get out there myself as my Dad's wedding, sick kids, and NOC's GAF sale this weekend has kept me off the water for a few weeks. Wish I would have had time to give the Nantahala a taste as it looked pretty sweet with no generation.

Ooh and whenever I start thinking the water is getting low, that just means it time to head to Raven Fork I know Nathan has been itching for it as much as I have been
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:15 PM
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Nice report great pics Thanks !
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:20 PM
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Nice report. I'm surprised that there are so many hatches going on. The only fall hatch that I am aware are the tiny BWOs.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:05 PM
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There have actually been a lot of bugs hatching lately including some that I won't even try to identify although if anyone on here knows their bugs well I would love to talk to you. Lots of interesting things hatching lately that's for sure!
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I've seen some hatching too mayfly and some small type caddis maybe but the hatching was really short lived up in Greenbrier.
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Smokinjoe, what time of day have you been seeing the bug activity out of curiosity? Most of what I'm seeing is late in the day on Little River.
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So jealous of that beautiful brown!
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