Friday, September 18, 2015

Chattahoochee River

Upper Chattahoochee River

  • Double nymph setup: Girdle bug, wooly bugger with any beadhead Soft Hackle.
  • Sporadic BWO hatches: Last Chance BWO Cripple, Brooks Sprout BWO, and D&D BWO Cripples are working well.
  • Large buggers, Sculpzillas, rabbit hair flies are working well too.
  • Target the stockers with San Juan worms and Y2K’s.

Lower Chattahoochee River – Delayed Harvest opened Nov. 1st.

  • DH Tactics: Y2k’s, BH soft hackles, buggers, blue assassins.
  • Stripping black buggers with a prince or hare’s ear has been producing solid numbers.

Toccoa River

Tailwater

  • CDC Sulphur, D&D Sulphur Cripple, Last Chance Sulphur Cripples on top with Harrop CDC Caddis Emergers, Elk Hair Caddis, and Transusclent Caddis Emergers
  • For Nymphs, Hot Head Sow Bugs in pink, micro eggs, Psycho Princes, Purple Lightning Bugs, Deep 6 Caddis, Flash Back Pheasant tails, and UV Z Midges
  • Streamers like Sculpzillas and Bellyache Minnows are producing BIG FISH
  • Check flows before you go. They are subject to change! 800-238-2264 press 4 ,then 2

Headwater – Delayed Harvest opened Nov. 1st.


Mountain Streams

Noontootla / Mountaintown / The Tick / Dukes

  • As weather cools, rivers should be getting better.
  • Attractors, terrestrials with droppers are usually the best bet

Chattooga River

Delayed Harvest opened Nov. 1st.

  • Low water levels, need rain!
  • Tungsten Golden Stone 10, San Juan Worm, Gabriel’s Trumpet 14-16, Soft hackle pheasant tail 16-18, Black buggers, white buggers, D&D BWO Cripples 18-20, Split Case PMD 16-18, Split Case BWO 18-20, Copper John Chartreuse or Red 14-18, Tungsten El Diablo 14-18
  • Check flows before you go. They are subject to change!

Ravens Fork

Cherokee Indian Reservation Trophy Stretch

  • 2 miles of the Raven Fork within the Cherokee Indian Reservation (in Western North Carolina) is now open to FLY FISHING ONLY, CATCH AND RELEASE angling.
  • A beautiful, crystal clear river which flows out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Anglers must possess a valid Cherokee Indian Reservation Enterprise Waters Fishing Permit ($7.00) and the additional Special Use Permit ($20.00 annually) associated with Cherokee Trophy Trout, Catch and Release Waters.
  • Zebra midges, copper John’s, pheasant tails, Barr’s emergers, Mercer’s micro mayflies, squirmy wormies, white or black woolly buggers, prince nymphs

Tuckaseegee

River Delayed Harvest (NC)

  • From October 1 through the first Saturday in June it is designated as “Catch and Release Only”. During these times it is heavily stocked – it actually receives more fish than any other river in North Carolina. It fishes good through the winter and really turns on as the air temperature warms in the spring.
  • The river also has a good number on insects, especially in April during the Blue Winged Olive and the Black Caddis hatches.
  • Check flows before you go. They are subject to change!

Nantahala River

Delayed Harvest (NC)

  • Delayed Harvest has started. Worth trying.
  • Tungsten Golden Stone 10, San Juan Worm, Gabriel’s Trumpet 14-16, Soft hackle pheasant tail 16-18, Black buggers, white buggers, D&D BWO Cripples 18-20, Split Case PMD 16-18, Split Case BWO 18-20, Copper John Chartreuse or Red 14-18, Tungsten El Diablo 14-18
  • Check flows before you go. They are subject to change!

Hiwassee River

Tennessee