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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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Fishing Report
January 16, 2015

 Prior to the rain event earlier this week, and the current cold snap,  fishing on the Davidson could be described as steady.  There are abundant cased caddis covering the rocks and logs in the river below Looking Glass Creek, and the trout seem to be reacting best to larva type nymph patterns.  Some stomach pumping confirmed that the trout are feeding on these caddis, as well as the standard midge fare.  The best fishing has been occurring during the morning to mid day hours with late afternoons being slow.

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Fishing Report January 9th, 2015

 

 

Overview:  Extremely cold temperatures have returned to the mountains of Western North Carolina.  With a low of 2 degrees on Thursday morning, and lows for the next few days forecast to remain in the teens, water temperatures will hover around the freezing point making for difficult angling over the weekend.  Next week will see a significant warm up, along with overcast days, making for better fishing.

 

Davidson River:   Prior to the rain event earlier this week, and the current cold snap,  fishing on the Davidson could be described as steady.  There are abundant cased caddis covering the rocks and logs in the river below Looking Glass Creek, and the trout seem to be reacting best to larva type nymph patterns.  Some stomach pumping confirmed that the trout are feeding on these caddis, as well as the standard midge fare.  The best fishing has been occurring during the morning to mid day hours with late afternoons being slow.

 

Delayed Harvest Streams:  Delayed Harvest streams have entered their winter mode. Successful anglers are finding fish in the deeper runs and pools, making sure to spend plenty of “time over the target” before moving on.  Small caddis larva imitations, as well as stonefly patterns such as black, or red Copper Johns, are taking the majority of the fish.  These nymphs have been working best when dropped behind a bright egg pattern, and copious amounts of split shot.

Fly Patterns:  Black Caddis 18-20, Olive Swing Caddis 18, Adult Cream Midge 20-24,  Caddis Larva 18-20, Memory Maker 16-18, Black Copper Johns 18-20, Red Copper Johns 18-20, Rainbow Warrior 18-20, Pheasant Tails 18-20, Lightning Bugs 18-20, Zebra Midge 18-22, WD-40 20-24, Johnny Flash 22-24, Pure Midge 20-22, UFO 20-24, Tube Midge 20-24

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Fishing Report Provided by Davidson River Outfitters - Kevin Howell
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:31-40 F | Clarity: Gin Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
December 19, 2014

 

Fishing on the Davidson can be described as steady.  The water is incredibly clear and a little more effort is required to get into position to fish.  Most trout have been taken in the faster moving sections that are deep enough to provide holding water.  Small midge larvae patterns fished in tandem under a strike indicator seems to be the most effective rig. There have also been some limited hatches of tiny dark stoneflies and cream midges during the warmest part of the day.  Hatchery bound anglers will find that changing flies every fourth, or fifth drift, and dropping down to 7x tippet will greatly increase their chances of scoring bigger fish.   

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