Trout Season

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  1. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Opening day here in NC this morning. As I post this I am enjoying my lunch that was swimming in the river just 5 hours ago. Anyone else on the board go this morning?
     
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    Cool! I've been a fly rodder since about ten yr old; you catch them fly rodding?

    We don't have any native trout around here, a few stocked rainbows here and there but I've never caught any of them. I've caught bookoo panfish and bass though.

    I haven't been real fond of eating trout, how do you cook your trout?
     
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    Can I wait until the ice goes off first? :laugh: The creeks that are clear are in full run from the snow melt. We still have a few weeks to go. I have two simple rules: Never fish in a coat. Never hunt in shirtsleeves. It help me keep my seasons straight.:wavey:
     
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    Padre, do you fly rod for the trout?
     
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    If you try that.....early in the season w/stock fish, I doubt youd catch any. Better to go to a fish hatchery & get some pellets. Padre should have some great fishing (if its trout) at any of those finger lakes.....Ive been wanting to get up there myself for a long time.
     
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    Not with mittens on. :tongue3: I don't fly fish. It's funny that I can flip a bass jig into a milk bucket on a windy day but can't get the hang of the fly rod. I'm going to wait until I retire and take the time to learn the proper technique. A friend of mine just retired from teaching school. He's going to build rods and says he has one planned for me.

    They're too far away. I can get to one of the best trout fisheries in the state in a matter of minutes. Folks come from all over the country to fish the West Canada Creek. The West Canada watershed is made up of thousands of small brooks and streams that come out of the Adirondacks. Some of those creeks are devoid of any fish. DEC stocks upstream every year. Native fish are few and far between.
     
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    Yes redneck there are plenty of fly fishermen here. I’ve done it, used to do it a lot more, but I find I catch more on a spinning rig than a fly rod. But when there is a strong hatch going on the opposite is true. On our smaller streams a lot of guys float fish their flies using a spinning rig and a clear float. When the time is right that is very successful.

    Today’s lunch was breaded in cornmeal and fried. More often I use a thyme and rosemary rub and grill them, but the first catch of the year has to be fried.

    I am surrounded by trout waters. We have some that are catch and release, artificial only, single hook only, until June, the fly guys seem to prefer them. I like to take home dinner. I eat them all, there is nothing wrong with eating hatchery doughbellies (white inside). They taste pretty good to me, but then when you get some natives or stream born that are pinked up you can really tell what you have been missing. Our natives are all specks (brook trout) but the rainbows and browns will reproduce in some of our streams. You can tell the difference soon as you seem them.
     
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    Had a deacon who missed church one Sunday a few years back. Monday morning he comes down the driveway in his car and I stepped out on the back porch to greet him.

    "Sorry for missing church yesterday," he says, "but the brother-in-law was in and the other brother-in-law stopped by and the next thing I know we're in Bill's truck heading north."

    Sammy opened the trunk of his car and pulled out a platter full of native browns. There had to be almost 30 of them all around 6-8 inches. It didn't take long for me to figure out that Sammy and the boys had been hitting a lot of those little brooks in the Watershed. Some of those brooks ain't but 2-3 feet wide and lined with brush and overhangs. Sammy used a short rod made for icefishing and a light Roostertail.

    Yummy!
     
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    So you are up by the Atarondaks (sic)?
     

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