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  1. NC Mountains
    I've fit a few shorter floats into a busy schedule lately on the local flows. It's hard not to when you know the fish are chewing hard right now. We have been catching them on all kinds of lures, but most impressively they have started to take topwater with reckless abandon!! Caught about 15...
  2. Freshwater Fishing
    The Broad River was moving pretty good at 800cfs, ( week before was 500), and pretty stained last weekend, but it still had fish biting, alot of dinks, the bigger of them caught was 13-1/2", and 11-1/2" , and alot of bream. The water was somewhat faster than the weekend before...
  3. Meet and Greet
    Well the wife and I have moved back to Asheville after a couple of years down in Beaufort. I have to say while it is good to be back in the mountains, I have missed the easy access to fishing I had on the coast (missing the cobia, early blues, redfish, flounder, mullet, etc right now). I am an...
  4. NC Mountains
    Hey guys, I could use some help. I'm getting married in a couple of weeks, so a few of my buddies are coming up this weekend for a pretty tame bachelor party, and we're planning to camp and fish at Lake James. I know that James is a pretty tough lake to fish without a motor boat, so I could...
  5. NC Mountains
    Hit the new river today. My buddy and I started off with our usual 3in senko ( actually it was a BPS Stick-O) with not a a lot of luck, a couple of redeye but no smallies. I then made the switch to one of my "confidence baits", a Camo Powerbait tube with a jig. Shortly after switching, i hooked...
  6. Fly-Fishing
    New to the forum wanted to say hello. Just getting back into the fishing game, spent the first 25 years of my life with a line in the water and after 5 years of zero fishing I am back in it. I live in Asheville NC and primarily fly fish but will use any and all means to make the rod bend, ie I...
  7. Meet and Greet
    Sold my boat and gave up largemouths. I grew up trout fishing streams in WV with my grandfather and started wading the Yadkin looking for the "little" bass. I have been going to the Yadkin River near East Bend and trying to expand my horizons. Definitely a Noo Bee so any advice or tips would be...
  8. Fly-Fishing
    I have plenty of time to fish this Summer and wanted to try fishing for smallmouth bass from a whitewater canoe on the French Broad river. Are there easy sections (meanning I&II) of that river that are productive for smallmouth? If so, where are the put ins and take outs for those sections...
  9. General Fishing Topics
    Did a little wading in sugar creek on the fwa (fish and wildlife area) side of camp atterbury today. I haven't been in or on a creek or river since early last August due to back trouble, surgery and ongoing recovery. Looking to make up for lost time this year. I can't begin to express the...
  10. General Fishing Topics
    Show us some smallmouth photos. Here's one to get things started. I hooked this one 56 feet deep vertical jigging a 1 oz kastmaster spoon. Both the wife and I landed and released personal bests in the fingerlakes region of NY.
  11. Freshwater Fishing
    Im a student at App and im unsure about river/stream fishing. Im used to fishing lakes. Does anyone know any productive places to fish in the boone area? if so where can they be accessed.
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