Tuckasegee River Fishing Report
The Tuckasegee River is fishing on fire this month. We’re seeing lots of big Brown trout being caught each day with several hovering above that magical 20 inch mark! Both Float Trips and Wade Trips are very productive so far. Mild overall temperatures have the spring hatches of Quill Gordons, Blue Quills and Caddis coming off strong. Dry fly action in the afternoon can be epic! Trout per mile totals are now at 30,000 trout per mile in Bryson City. To say the river is loaded with fish would be an understatement!
Tuckasegee River Brown Trout
The Browns in the Tuckasegee are on the prowl. Near perfect water levels have kept these river sharks feeding aggressively throughout the day. The Tuckasegee is quickly getting known around the country for its incredible population of Browns. There are many contributing factors to this phenomenon. The Tuck has one of the highest biomasses of any river in North Carolina. Hundreds of invertebrate and bait fish live in the river. The lower section of river is home to 72 species of fish! We’re seeing over cast and rainy days the best for landing these monsters. Streamer fishing has produced great results with explosive takes and hard fights. We also have good hatches in the afternoons with many trout looking up to take dry flies.
Float Trips on the Tuckasegee River are producing great results with good numbers of fish being caught. Float Trips in our drift boats and fly fishing rafts are the perfect way to cover water without having to worry about wading on rocky slick river bottoms. In our boats you can float and cast to more fish and cover water people wading simply cannot get to. Those big deep holes in rivers are where the big fish lurk!