NC Stream Reports
Last updated October 11, 2017
STONE MOUNTAIN, MITCHELL RIVER & ARARAT RIVER
Delayed harvest is back in full swing as of October 1st and our local streams have been fishing well. We could use a little more rain but what we recently received was helpful.
Here are some suggested flies to produce good days on the river: NYMPHS – purple prince nymph, hare’s ear, copper johns in red and copper, rubber legged stone flies, wooly buggers in black, olive and brown, egg patterns, hot spot tungsten jig nymphs and worm patterns
DRY FLIES: parachute adams, elk hair caddis, stimulators and royal trudes.
** HELTON WAS LAST STOCKED ON OCTOBER 4TH **
Helton is full of fish and the fishing has been great! Water levels are decent and that will help spread the fish out a little better which means you can find fish throughout the water system.
Here are the fly patterns you will want to have: NYMPHS – Hotspot tungsten nymph in pink and yellow, prince nymph, hares ear, yellow soft hackles, brown and golden stoneflies and wooly buggers in brown and white. Sizes 12-16.
DRY FLIES: olive caddis, stimulators and adams.
**WILSON WAS STOCKED ON OCTOBER 4TH **
Wilson is also fishing well right now and that should continue over the next several weeks. Take the advice for the recommended flies above for the Mitchell and Stone Mtn and you will do well.
DAVIDSON RIVER (Brevard, NC)
The Davidson is fishing well due to cooler water temperatures. Patterns that will be productive include worm patterns, elk hair caddis (12-18) gold bead hares ears (10-14), pheasant tails (16-20), zug bug (16), zebra midges (18-22) and rubber legged stone flies.
TUCKASEEGEE RIVER (Jackson County, NC)
**Tuckaseegee was last stocked on October 3rd **
The Tuck is slap full of fish and the fishing has been incredible. The next stocking will come the fist of November so if you’re over that way this make sure to save some time to get on the Tuck!
Productive flies: NYMPHS – psycho prince, san juan worm, hotspot tungsten nymph in pink and yellow, el diablo nymph, wooly buggers in black, olive and white, rubber leg stone flies.
DRY FLIES: olive and tan caddis, parachute adams, light cahill and stimulators.
NEW RIVER (SMALLMOUTH)
The smallmouth have been most active early and late in the day but faster water can hold fish through the middle of the day as well. For wading, the river needs to be around 1000cfs and you can go to www.thegreendrake.com to check the water flows under the links page. Clousers, deceivers, murdocks minnow, woolly buggers, clawdads and crittermites will work subsurface. The popper action has bee stellar as well so make sure to have a variety of colors and sizes.