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    Thumbs up Fishin the Dan River

    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

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    Great report Hookeye! I hope you'll have some pictures of those trout to share.
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    Default Re: Fishin the Dan River

    Are you allowed to use artificial lures (single hook) or live bait there? Wading, boating or bank fishing? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Fishin the Dan River

    You can use all bait types, wade or bank, and I've seen a few people kayak.

    Hookeye

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    Default Re: Fishin the Dan River

    Is there any access to this area, i.e. NC Wildlife Access. and how is the best way to ge there from highway 89 or 704?



    Thanks

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    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.

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    Awesome Hookeye! Thanks for sharing these directions. I love this board!
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    Thanks alot-I really appreciate the directions!

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    Glad to be of some help!

    I really love this board too!

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    Default Re: Fishin the Dan River

    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;'

    HOOKEYE

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    Default Re: Fishin the Dan River

    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.

    Thanks!

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    Hello Sir Hibbly

    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!

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    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.

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    Default Re: Fishin the Dan River

    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
    your feedback!

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    Hi evryone;

    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.

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