Dan river has allways had good fish in it; Located in Stokes co. and running through North carolina it has several feeder creeks as well as the little Dan. Little Dan an big Dan meets just below the VA line. They have stocked it well with a variaty of trout. Yesterday a few of us went there and had a ball! Each catching our limit and I don't know how many got away! The largest one was a small rainbow at 16 inches and most were browns. Nothing like it !Last week a young lady caught an 7 lb female rainbow and there were a couple of 5 plus browns caught as well! Gonna try for the big brown today! Tight lines Hookeye
Take 704 to 89, turn right,go thru Francisco to Asbury rd.
Turn right. End of Asbury rd. turn right on Collinstown rd. sr1432 Around 2 miles to Elastic Plant rd. sr1422 Turn left, Half mile on the left , in a right hand turn you'll see a white gated fence with a NC wildlife resource sign. Turn in and park here. It's a 200 yard walk, but it's all flat. Just follow the road and the wader tracks and you'll come to a wooden bridge. That's Little Dan. Cross the bridge , go left 40 yards and you'll come into the forks of Dan and Little Dan . Good spot! Fish On! Hope these directions can help.
A Good Friend just informed me of catchin a 23/38" Hookmouth Brown on
the Dan! 5.4 pounds!
So MY WIFE AND I SET OUT FOR A DAY ON THE DAN ,AT THE OLD INDIAN
CARVINGS , AND HAD A BLAST!!!
SHE CAUGHT THREE IN THE FIRST FIVE CASTS',TWO BROOKS AND A RAINBOW.
ALL WENT 15" PLUS!!
MYSELF , I CAUGHT A 24" HOOKMOUTH BROWN!!!!
HE WAS IN NO DISTRESS, SO I REALEASED HIM! HEALTHY FOR ANOTHER DAY! OTHERS SEEN HIM AND WERE AMAZED! AND THEN WANTED TO KICK
MY BEHIND FOR SETTING HIM FREE!! NO NET , JUST CAUGHT HIM , FAUGHT
HIM , AND LET HIM GO! NO HARM THERE NOW WAS IT?
YOUR BROTHER IN BROWNS;'
Who sells Yo-Zuri lures in the area? I am in Winston-Salem. I went to their web site and saw that they sell quite a wide variety of lures. I took your excellent
directions two weeks ago and hooked two nice browns with a Rebel Crankbait.
Again I appreciate the directions. I fished up about 1/2 mile above the fork
(above the footbridge) and down about 3/4 mile to where the river gets pretty
deep and noticed some large rock outcroppings across the bank-Is this the Indian Carvings? Any specifics on the yo-zuri would be appreciated. From
what I gather talking to some of the locals, rooster tails are a popular lure
once the spawn begins.
Glad you made it down there.
If you're hooking into those browns, you're using the right lures.
White 1/4 ounce roostertails are working pretty good now.
As far as the carvings, they are at least 4 miles or so ,as the river flows
down from there. Whew ,what a hike! Yesterday there was a hatch of
caddis flys, and you know what they say,match the hatch. Sandy brown.
My wife and I hiked at least 5 miles yesterday, caught 8 average size,
missed I don't know how many! We done this to break in our 20th anniversary, as well as our waders! Smoked trout for dinner tonight!
I was told that they may stock next Wednesday , don't know for sure.
Maybe we'll catch ya down there some time.Till then, keep your lines tight and your hooks sharp! Fish on!
Hello, I'm new to this website and to North Carolina. I joined because of this particular topic. I am very interested in trying out the Dan. Do any of you guys fly fish at this spot? And, how deep is it? -my waders only come up to my waist. I want to try it next wed. -the 18th. It will be a two hour drive so I want to have the right gear.
Waist waders are fine-there are a few deeper areas, but even knee waders
would work ok. Though it is the Dan River, in this particular area it is more
more accessable, almost like a large stream or creek. Good luck-let us know
I'm from the north and moved in NC 1991, and haven't found any place to fish for Muskie, Pike and Smallies. What kind of fish do the Dan river hold. I read that it covers Trout and most likly LMBass. I live in Rockingham county near Va. boarder. We have the Dan and Smith which goes through this county.