Unrecorded state record trout

Fall is in the air! Already the days are getting shorter and the leaves will start changing color soon.  For fly fishermen, fall means the delayed Harvest streams will be stocked with trout and anglers will have more places to trout fish then time to fish. Here is a list of local streams that have Delayed Harvest Designation. Check the Wildlife Commission web site to get stocking dates.

Try fishing with streamers like Wooly Buggers, Egg Patterns and San Jaun Worms. Match the hatch on dry flies and you should have no trouble keeping busy releasing fish.

  • Upper Nantahala Wade Only
  • Tuckaseege (Bryson City) Wade or Float
  • Tuckaseege (Jackson County) Wade or Float
  • Snowbird Creek Wade Only
  • Firers Creek Wade Only

*Remember all Delayed Harvest Streams are single hook artificial, catch and release only* Double check the regulations before going out.

The tail waters of the Nantahala River is fishing well. Early fall is the best time to hone up on your dry fly skills. You will see daily hatches of Blue Wing Olives, October Caddis and early on Sulfurs in September and October. It is not unusual to have large numbers of fish caught on float trips on the Nantahala at this time of the year. There is nothing more exciting than an 18-24 inch Brown Trout on 6X tippet in the fast water of the Nantahala River. If you are lucky enough to land one of these monsters in those conditions you have really accomplished something.

We are offering some new trips this year to some of the Tennessee streams. We are offering trips to the South Holston and the Watauga for Trout and also the Pigeon river for trophy Small Mouth. Call and ask about our special two day trips trips.

When you are in the area, stop by Endless River Adventures Fly Anglers Loft.  We have a large selection of flies in stock. We also carry Chota Waders and Boots and TFO fly Rods and Reels.