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B Kar Ma
07-13-05, 04:22 PM
A group of us - no names to protect the innocent - are contemplating cmaping in Dillard and want to fish someplace close. It could certainly be North Carolina. We're looking to do this in mid-August. Any rivers or streams that come to mind that are close?
07-13-05, 07:27 PM
Camping in Dillard and fishing in NC doesn't leave too many trout options. My suggestion would be to go on up to Cherokee and fish the Oconoluftee and some small streams in the park. Other than that, the Nantahala after they turn off the water in the afternoon. Even in August it will be very cold on the Nantahala. The fishing is pretty cool too. It can be the most technical fishing you'll ever experience but fun. One miscast to a pod of rising fish and they'll all disappear. You do have the option of fishing the Tallulah River also. Closer to Dillard and well-stocked in the summer. Your other "unknown" option would be smallies in the Little T or the Tuckaseegee.
B Kar Ma
07-14-05, 08:53 AM
Thanks, Jimmy. I used to fish the Tallulah when I was on the "dark side" and know I can be overrun with bait folks, bt might give it a try. I was contemplating the Tuck - have never caught smallies - and the small streams near Cherokee sound good. Great info - again thanks.
07-14-05, 09:20 AM
JH is right!
I know what you mean about the masses of peoples on the Talullah. If you fish the Talullah, I've got two suggestions for you. Make that three. One, keep your fishing in the main river confined to the shoal areas if you want to fly fish. The areas between the large stocker holes hold lots of little trout that are usually willing to hit a dry fly. In August though, I'd concentrate on the wild fish early and late, and the stockers( with eggs or buggers) in mid-day.
Second suggestion is to fish the special reg stream there. Stealth. Camo. Cast where you are bound to get hung up. ;) You'll get hung up some, but you might just catch a few nice trout too. I'd hike in about a 1/2 mi. at least, and then start fishing.
Third, there is a stream that comes in from the other side that is fishable. Again, hike a bit. Last time Milliam and I were there, there was a guy sitting in the middle of the river in his truck. He was in a lawn chair in the bed of the truck and had some rap music ( I think ) blaring from the cab. made for the perfect mountain trout fishing experience, lemme tell ya. :) Now, if he'd been playing " Bubba shot the Jukebox " THAT'D BE DIFFERENT! ha!
cheorkee/nan/deep creek area would be alot cooler weather-wise, if you could swing the trip to that area.....but if not, try the talullah, and hey, you might even find the road that goes to the upper part of the spec. reg stream. cooler water, higher altitude, maybe some brookies mixed in there with your bows. :)
07-14-05, 11:21 AM
You can also try Burningtown Creek,off hywy 28 north of Franklin.Also Tellico Creek.
B Kar Ma
07-14-05, 04:34 PM
Many thanks to you, Owl and Trouthouse. I made my reservations today for a campground in Dillard and will venture from there. Fishing for Smallies keeps sounding better and better............but other streams are still in the running.
07-15-05, 10:31 AM
email me or private message me for a nice high mountain option if you are interested in some (coughing) chubs.
B Kar Ma
07-15-05, 11:19 AM
E-mail on the way......
07-16-05, 07:59 AM
Mark - I may be in the area that weekend too. ;) I was figuring on either the Little T or brookies in the park. Let me know what you decide on, and I may join you.
B Kar Ma
07-16-05, 10:56 AM
Danny - expect a phone call soon.........
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