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Wild Trout Fishing Destinations in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina running from southeast Asheville all the way north toward the Tennessee boarder has the best trout fishing in the Southeast United States. While there are some private creeks and rivers that you need to stay away from there are hundreds of local streams and rivers that provide anglers with wild trout fishing […]

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Late Winter Trophy Smallmouth Bass Tactics

How To Catch Trophy Smallmouth Bass Winter For most of us in Western North Carolina the fishing season comes to an end in November. Snow makes its way to the highest peaks, and shallow ponds begin to freeze over. Late winter is truly the best time to catch giant bass. Smallmouth begin to feed on […]

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The Smallmouth Spawn Breakdown

Most anglers spend their entire life in search of a trophy smallmouth bass. Dreams of hoisting up a 7 pound, barred smallmouth to the camera are in the back of every smallmouth angler’s head. With their tendency to travel to deep water and hide behind rock ledges, trophy smallmouth can be a challenge to find. […]

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Best Part of the French Broad River for Smallmouth

This is a common question we get as fishing guides. While there are many different access points and multiple variables to consider, our guides have put together a quick list of best places to fish for smallmouth, musky and trout on the French Broad river. Access Points on the French Broad Let’s start out with […]

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Fly Fishing for Musky & Musky Fishing Tips

Musky Fishing Tips & Techniques for the Southeast The best musky fisherman can be found on the river in every season. While musky feeding patterns can be a puzzle to many anglers looking for a big fight, we can narrow a few factors down for you to make it easier on your outing. Take a […]

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Mars Hill Trout Fishing – Fly Fishing Guide

The mountains of Western North Carolina are home to fantastic trout fishing and Mars Hill, NC has some fantastic waded fly fishing in almost every direction you travel. The quaint town of Mars Hill and Hot Springs offer fantastic restaurants, outdoor activities and beautiful country. With cold water coming from high peaks in Madison County, […]

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Secrets and Anticipation of Fall Trout Fishing

If you’re any thing like me, you start getting excited at the first cold front in September and want to jump into fall fishing mode, when it’s really still the dog days of summer playing dog tricks on you. ┬áIn this article we are going to discuss fall trout patterns, hatches present, gear tricks, and […]

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Best Trout Fishing Rivers in WNC

Fly fishing anglers have a knack for leaving their worries at the door after they pull up their waders and strap on their boots. It’s the type of sport that allows you to spend time in nature, and focus on only one thing and that is casting to rising trout. There is an extensive list […]

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Fly Fishing Madison County

WNC Mountain Adventures The quaint towns in Madison County, NC speak for themselves. Mars Hill, Marshall and Hot Springs are some of the more well-known towns in the county, and each has something special to offer. Mars Hill is home to the historic Mars Hill University, ranked among the top 100 regional colleges in the […]

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Spring Tactics For Smallies

After the long dreaded winter, it feels great to be back in the saddle fishing for smallmouth bass in Asheville, NC. Smallmouth fishing is one of the favorite species to chase after, as fly fishing guides in Asheville. There’s a difference between knowledge and luck when it comes to spring-time smallies. Fly fishing in the […]