We’ve had a blast chasing rainbows in Western North Carolina hatchery-supported waters with Pink Squirmy Worms, Mop Flies and Royal Wulffs. In the Green River, bows lurking in private waters pursued an array of nymphs, especially in shady places; when we switched to spinning gear, they struck black- and teal-colored Rooster Tails. A series of storms from last weekend raised water levels a bit, and by noon, higher-elevation temps topped 65 degrees which is just too warm for trout.
This weekend, bring along a raincoat because afternoon storms are projected, along with a high of 82. Get started early with an eye toward wrapping up by noon. Bring along your Golden Stone Flies and Terrestrials, particularly inchworms, beetles and crickets. If you’re fishing in higher-elevation waters that cool off after dusk, you might try a Light Cahill.
Overall, fishing should be good all around.
Have wonderful weekends!