Nantahala River, NC

Delayed Harvest

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Outing Information

Date
Start/End Time
7:30am to 1:30pm
Best Fishing Time
-
Rating
Great
Classification
Public
Water Temp
-
Water Clarity
-
Water Level
755cfs
User
Derek Moon

Pictures

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Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 17" #18 Natural Prince Nymph Thumb
1 17"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
4 17" #12 Black Woolly Bugger
4 17"

Brook Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
2 17" #18 Natural Pheasant Tail Thumb
2 17"
Total: 7 fish Top Patterns: Woolly Bugger (4) Pheasant Tail (2) Prince Nymph (1)

Weather

SkiesMorningAfternoonEvening
Sunny X X X
Precipitation
Wind
Air Temp High/Low
65.0°F / 35.0°F
Wind Direction
-
Weather Front
-
Barometer
-
Moon Phase
41% Full (Waxing crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.

Hatches

No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Ethan Turner
Tyler Moon

Waypoints

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Notes

Wow, what a day on the Nantahala!!

Our objective was to get Ethan a large trout; we accomplished that task before 10 AM. Tyler proceeded to catch 4 more in the 17-19" range (3 rainbows and 1 unicorn...I mean brook). The was the largest and most beautiful brook we've seen in person.

In between catching large trout, the two boys were consistently netting a ton of browns, brooks and rainbows.

Now, on to Fires creek tomorrow.

I forgot to mention; the Nantahala was so populated with people, we left at lunch to go try a new stream...Snowbird Delayed Harvest. Unfortunately, it took us until around 3 to find the delayed harvest section of the river. It is beautiful and probably would've produced a few more big fish but we didn't have time to explore all of the good holes. It looks like an awesome camping destination though...we will be back.