Sunday, April 13, 2008
trout fishing north carolina
The first couple of days I stuck around with the family and fished out of the creek that ran behind the cabin we stayed in.
I used some flies that I had tied before the trip. Olive woolly boogers, pheasant tail nymphs and blood worms. The worms worked very well and after the ones I had tore up I had to improvise. I went to walmart purchased some red yarn and tied some extras.
I caught mostly brookies and rainbows.
josh, jen and kids joined us on the week long vacation.
after a few days in the small creek we were ready for some new scenery and different trout so I headed down to the nantahala river in search of new areas
the next morning we found an area a friend told me about. I didn’t catch any monsters but I did catch a brook and a rainbow that were pushing 2 lbs. not bad for the area.
these two went home to the frying pan. All the other fish were released.
while we were there I had my 31st birthday. The morning of my birthday I decided I wanted trout with my breakfast. So I walked down to the creek and caught this nice “birthday trout.” Josh was kind enough to take a picture for me. I think that was my favorite part of the whole trip. My “redfish” fillet knife kinda dwarfs the trout.
my birthday breakfast
the beswicks cabin is beautiful and we had a wonderful time. the fishing was awesome and believe it or not i didnt take a picture of every trout i caught.