March 30, 2016 Guide Report
March has been pleasantly warm, and the fishing was very good the entire month. We have been targeting the high country freestone rivers, chasing smallmouthbass and big rainbow trout. We have also hopped around some small streams in the Boone, NC region. This time of year, the freestone (non dam controlled) rivers boast temperatures in the mid to high 50’s, which makes for some great multi-species fishing. On the smaller creeks we have been fishing NC DH and private waters since all of the hatchery supported water is closed for the month. Hatches of little blonde caddis are coming off on each river we have visited big or small. Big dobson flies, stonefly patterns, and caddis nymphs are producing consistently on the big rivers, and a streamer bite has been there on most days. We look forward to the Caddis hatch on the Watauga as well as the run of laker brown trout from Boone Lake in the coming weeks.