April is finally here! The best part of April is that fishing season opened the first Saturday. All of the hatchery supported streams in North Carolina are stocked and ready for you to test your fishing skills.
The main Stem of the Nantahala River is loaded with trout. Now is the time to get out and fish early season flies. Early and late in the day, dry flies like BWO, Black Caddis, March Brown, Quill Gordon and Dark Hendrix will work well. Nymphs including Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, March Brown, Rubber Legged Prince and Golden Stones are good choices for April.
April is a great time to join us for a Nantahala Fly Fishing Float trip. Don’t forget to throw a Wooly Buggers in Black, olive and white, you might just spark the interest of one of the Nantahala Rivers famous large Brown Trout.
April is also the time to think about White Bass, Walleye and Steelhead. All of these fish species migrate out of Fontana Lake up into its tributaries. Some of the most epic days on the water that I have had have been dry fly fishing for Steelhead at the mouth of these tributaries.
By the end of April, it will be time to check out the local streams like the Little Tennessee and Tuckasegee for Small mouth Bass.
April sure is a great month for fishing. It is probably the most versatile month of the year. Remember to stop by for you fishing license and stop into the Fly Fishing Loft at Endless River Adventures for any fly fishing gear you might need. April is a great time to join one of our professional guides for a fly fishing float trip on the Nantahala River.
Up coming events:
April 18-19 & May 9-10
Beginning Fly Fishing Clinic: Two day intensive clinics covering equipment, casting, entomology and best of all catching and handling fish. Limited to eight students. $300 per person, includes all your equipment and lunches. Fishing time will be spent on the Nantahala. If you decide you want to join the fly fishing club, students will receive a special 25% discount on a quality fly fishing package.