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.


NoGoodGuitarPicker said...

Great post! That looks like a really fun time!

Janie Kirby said...

Thanks for posting all the pictures of your trip!! 'Looks like ya'll had a great vacation! The trout are pretty...the fishermen-good looking...but my favorite is the one of all the gorgeous red-heads!! XO Mom

Richard P. said...

Man that looks like some easy fishing!!!. I hope you two worked on the next script some we can get down to some real work

oldfatslow said...

Wow, that's a lot of work just to catch bait.

Actually, those are beautiful fish and I am very envious. Glad you had a good vacation.


eric said...

BAH! I'm VERY envious of your trip here. This has really got the blood pumping for May canoeing. Great post!

matt said...

Wow! Those are incredible fish, Cannon. I went to Blue Ridge over spring break and got one day in on the Toccoa. We did all right but nothing like that. To this day I still haven't seen an actual Brookie. Way to go!

What's the name of the creek they all came out of?

vanckirby said...

matt, shoot me an email and ill get you directions to the spot.

Ragin-Cajun said...

A belated happy birthday to you. Very nice pics as usual.

I thought you would be interested to know, ESPN aired the Sunshine Showdown this morning and spent a lot of time on the water with the Lane brothers. They seem like nice fellers!