March Madness Fishing Report

Posted by on March 17, 2017

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March Madness Fishing Report

March Madness Fishing Report for the Smoky Mountain region. Fly Fishing action around the Smoky Mountains region is very strong this month. March Madness applies to not only basketball but fishing too! Despite a mid month cold snap that brought chilling tempratures and snow to the mountains, the fishing is excellent. We are starting to see temps warm back to normal and next week’s forecast looks to be great. March is always going to be a strong in terms of good catch rates and fish feeding activity. Each year the action is incredible on the Tuckasegee River and Cherokee Trophy Section in March!

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Tuckasegee River Fly Fishing

The Tuckasegee River is the hottest fly fishing destination in the south right now. With upwards of 24,000 trout per mile you will be hard pressed to find something that fishes better this time of year! This week the big Brown trout have been on the prowl. Our guests have landed several nice river monsters this week. We’ve also put a good many large Rainbow trout in the net too. This time of year the Rainbows are spawning so the water is full of eggs. Big trout love to eat eggs because of the fat and protein content they contain. We’re also seeing lots of Caddis, Quill Gordon’s, Hendricksons, and Stoneflies hatching too.

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Tuckasegee River Float Trips

The Tuckasegee River Float Trips have been hot! We are casting to literally thousands of trout from the drift boats and rafts. We cover lots more distance and water when fish form the boats. Fish simply cannot hide from our perfectly setup boats that are designed to fish rivers like the Tuckasegee. We can get into water that is too deep for people wading to reach. Fishing from the boats also keeps you dry and comfortable especially on chilly days. We are offering a Spring Float Trip Special that is $225 per boat. We supply a professional guide, all gear and flies plus lunch and drinks! Its a great deal and perfect way to  catch trout either fly fishing or with light tackle.

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Cherokee Trophy Section

The Cherokee Trophy Section has been fishing outstanding this week! Great hatches of Little Black Winter Stone flies, Caddis, Quill Gordon’s and Blue Winged olives have kept the fish feeding heavily. This week we have seen some good dry fly action which is always epic. When was the past time you caught a big fish on a dry fly? The Trophy Section in Cherokee is a great place to wade with good access and beautiful scenery. We’re still seeing the Elk wandering around the river which is a nice treat to see while fly fishing!

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Hazel Creek Day Trips

Fly Fishing the Smokies’ Hazel Creek Day Trips are boooking up fast! Starting April 15th thru October 15th, we are offering day trips to the wildest trout stream in the Smoky Mountains. Hazel Creek has long been a bucket list destination for anglers across the nation. No other Smoky Mountain trout stream is more rich in history or has better wild trout fishing than Hazel Creek. Experience Hazel Creek and the best the Smoky Mountains have to offer.


We’ll see you on the water!

Faith, Family and Fishing



March Madness Fishing Report

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