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Title: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 01, 2017, 05:28:14 PM
It will soon be time to get back up to my closest trout stream in the NC mountains. September brings a bit of rain and the cooler temps. That combination will cool the water enough to make the fish more active as colder water can hold more oxygen. Fishing the mountain streams improves around the middle of September and from then on until the really cold weather the fishing can be impressive.

The streams will be low and the water will be clear, and that means spooky fish. But, the fish are still hungry every day and the right offering can result in a strike. So, I am getting some things ready for the fly boxes. Here are some black/copper zebra nymphs with black tungsten bead heads. I also tied up some bead head brassies. Can't wait to get to the mountains and wet a line.

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Title: Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: Doc Nock on September 01, 2017, 08:23:27 PM
So far, here in NE TN (Greene Co area) I've only found ONE stream I can fish... and it's covered up in people in summer as it's downstream from a Nat'l forest campground...

Problem is the rivers/streams the stream/river bed is owned by the property owner so you cannot wade without written permission... Seriously? 

Same with other outdoor pursuits... imagine that... Oh, well... Last round up is forming anyway at this stage of life, so perhaps I'll find other things....
Title: Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: Double Haul on September 01, 2017, 08:41:34 PM
Hi Doc,  thought I'd see you here. 

We are really lucky here in Montana, lots of good rivers to fish and the right to wade the rivers. 
Title: Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: Doc Nock on September 01, 2017, 09:45:34 PM
Hi Doc,  thought I'd see you here. 

We are really lucky here in Montana, lots of good rivers to fish and the right to wade the rivers.

Right up to the high water mark... alas, same in MO but not here... can float but not wade...

Guess the boating industry has a good rep!
Title: Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: Terry Green on September 02, 2017, 11:36:58 AM
Love the little flies...aint they cute?  Hope to see one shortly...
Title: Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: skulpin on September 13, 2017, 07:14:48 PM
the rain off this storm should get the water levels up and get some color in the water.
gonna head up soon and swing some muddlers, hope for some fall spawners up from the lake
Title: Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
Post by: tarponnut on December 05, 2018, 11:01:15 PM
I had some great days fishing in NW NC in October and November.
Swinging streamers is awesome in the fall for fish that really get aggressive, brookies and rainbows especially.