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\r\n Heading up to Fontana for a few days this week.....just curious if anyone has been up recently and water temp? Thanks\r\n
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    \r\n Cool, I have bud whose dad has a houseboat at Fontana, upper end. Been wanting to go there and spend a few days. Never have fished Fontana, always seems we end up going East of Asheville. Let me know how you do bud.\r\n
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    \r\n I\'ll be heading to Fontana on 11/9. I\'d like to catch some trout there. Thinking about fishing in / around the Hazel Creek area. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!\r\n
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    \r\n There should be some lake run brown trout up into Hazel Creek and other Fontana tributaries this time of year.
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    @gambusia , where are the regs stating that only single hook lures can be used for Hazel creek?
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    Where it would become single hook is after the creek passed the edge of the shore line. You wont be trolling up that far into the creek.
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      Heading up to Fontana for a few days this week.....just curious if anyone has been up recently and water temp? Thanks

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