Location

NC
United States
35° 15' 14.76" N, 82° 41' 47.382" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Davidson River Outfitters - Kevin Howell
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 23, 2014

The “Big D” is currently juicy and green. Extra water is never a bad thing on the Davidson in summer, and it can make for some great nymph fishing opportunities in riffles that seemed “fishless” just a week ago. Hatchery anglers will enjoy the extra water as well, with 6x coming back into the line up as a good choice for tippet sizing. Anglers should remember that just because the water is spring like, that doesn’t mean the fly patterns will be. Sticking to terrestrials, stoneflies, and midges is still the best way to win over Davdison River trout.

Fly Patterns: Stimulators 14-18, Yellow Sallies 16-18, Fat Alberts 10-12, Inchworms 12-16, Trip Savers 14-16, Memory Makers 12-14, Fox Squirrel Nymphs 16-18, Disco Beetles 14, Kiwi Beetles 12-16, Pure Midge 18-24, Tube Midge 20-24, RS2’s 20-24

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Fishing Report Provided by Davidson River Outfitters - Kevin Howell
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 14, 2014

The Davidson is currently low and clear. Terrestrial patterns continue to be top producers from Avery Creek to the fish hatchery, with the Inchworm and foam beetles taking just about equal shares. Hatchery bound anglers will find the fish more concentrated as the water levels drop, and that “time over the target” becomes more important than fly selection. As summer goes on, long leaders, light tippets, and a stealthy approach are all a must for success on the “Big D”.

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