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

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| Water Temp: 41-50 F | Clarity: Clear

The Davidson is running high, but clear.  There are some March Browns around, and sparse spinner falls can be observed in the evening hours.  While there may be some opportunities for dry fly action, nymphing will be the dominate technique until the water drops back to a median flow.  Anglers should concentrate their efforts in deeper riffles and around underwater drop offs for the best shots at larger fish.

 

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Travis 21 keeper 4-21 This will be a February to remember for a long time in N.C.but anglers are starting to think about the Shad and Stripers getting ready to move up the Roanoke. I have already booked several weeks of trips for Stripers but there are many good days remaining.Book your trip soon to reserve a day of your choice. Striper keeper season offically opens March 1st and remains open until April 30th.There have been reports of Shad in the mouth of the Roanoke.  1-22-15 

Hickory Shad on tandem flies Shad fishing is right around the corner. March is Shad month on the Roanoke. With tandem flies you can catch two shad at a time on 4 to 6wt. rods. Book your trip today.  

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Average: 3 (1 vote)

 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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