Has anyone been out the the Mitchell River lately? It's been quite some time since I was out there. I'm pretty sure the last DH stocking happened in June, I just don't know when it gets "all fished out"
The DH section of East Prong and Stone mountain creeks are stocked in July. The Mitchell also receives tremendous pressure, much more so than Helton. I've driven along side Helton on my way to jobsites and not seen a soul. On any given weekday there will be at least 10 anglers on the Mitchell, unless it is 32 degrees and snowing.Had a customer report he was succesful in landing about 10 "chubs" on the Mitchell last week. However, I think there are always a few holdovers on the Mitchell thru the summer...
There have been some reports of trout caught on some of the other neighboring DH/HS water.... perhaps due to trout being stocked in the last couple of weeks...
It is a hike. But when you get the itch, it's hard to talk yourself out of it. I live in Goldsboro, so it was like 3.5 hrs for me, but I think it was worth it. However, if I had any good carp water around me, I think I'd be more tempted to stay and get into some Carolina bonefish.Sounds like I'll be spending the summer stalking carp with my fly rod. I live in Apex...2 hrs is a hike for some "possible" trout.