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    Default Little Switzerland area for smallmouth bass?

    Headed up to Little Switzerland for 3 or 4 days the last week of October. Itís a wedding anniversary trip, but my bride says I can have a day for fishing, so I am requesting general information about the area. I can either bank fish, or do a flat water kayak float, and am mainly interested in smallies on ultra-light and light spinning gear.

    Hoping that some of you can point me in the general direction of a couple places within an hour of Little Switzerland. I have not been up there since 1995, so I have practically NO knowledge of the area. Any help will be greatly appreciated...and thanks in advance!
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    Not a hard drive to Linville if that is an option. Be sure to get a bbq plate at Little Switzerland Cafe!
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    North Toe has some smallies. Linville has a great population. Rapalas in CD 5-7 and white Twister tail type grubs are (were) my go to. 1/4 oz. Panther Martins in Black Gold are awesome, too. That's Leaf Peeper season, so get used to slow traffic and crowds.
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    I seem to remember something about a chemical spill or ‘unlawful discharge’ into the North Toe around Spruce Pine last year, and that there was a major fish kill. Can you tell me how the area is doing now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crappie89 View Post
    Not a hard drive to Linville if that is an option. Be sure to get a bbq plate at Little Switzerland Cafe!
    Where would be a good place to access the Linville river? Any fishing at the pool at the bottom of the falls? Again, how is access? An easy hike?
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    I'd hit the Toe around the Toecane area. Linville is best suited for experienced rock hoppers from the hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpossumtail View Post
    I'd hit the Toe around the Toecane area. Linville is best suited for experienced rock hoppers from the hills.
    I have been looking at the Google Maps sat views for this location, as well as in and around Riverside Park at Spruce Pine. I have also been looking at the Huntdale Road Bridge area, near the Dale Peterson Store.

    Any advice or tips? I have put together a collection of single hook lures, jigs, spinners, grubs, craws, and tube baits. I will be using ultra light and light spinning gear. I also have a handful of flies I can pitch with a casting bubble. Any other suggestions?
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    Spinners, grubs and craws will catch smallmouth and rock bass.

    Good luck
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