July 27, 2017
Overview: Summer fishing continues to better than average in the Brevard area due to healthy streamflows from evening thunderstorms along the southern slope of Pisgah National Forest. That being said, the day time temperatures are very hot, and care should be taken to not put undo stress on fish. Start early, keep fish wet, and always fish barbless.
Davidson: The Davidson River is still above median flow, and water temperatures are low enough to provide some fishing in the early morning hours. Typical of any summer, the fishing shuts down around 10:00 am, and the tube hatch emerges. Anglers should plan on an “alpine start” to ensure the best fishing, and be ready to move to higher elevation streams for any mid day, or afternoon success.
Wild Trout: Area wild trout have been happier this season with the extra water, and small stream anglers will find much better fishing throughout Pisgah in the upcoming weeks. Summer is a great time to explore the top ends of our drainages, and we invite you to swing by the shop for some adventurous suggestions.
Fly Patterns: Loco Beetle 12-14, Hi Vis Beetle 12-16, Texas Piss Ant 14-16, Trans-par-Ant 14-18, Stimulator 12-16, Yellow Humpy 12-16, Inchworm 12-14, Green Weenie 12-14, Kevin’s Caterpillar 12-14, Rubber Legged Fox Squirrel Nymph 12-16, Hare’s Ear 14-16