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    Streams in the Jocassee Gorges produce a lot of brown trout like this one.

    Gorges’ rivers are tops

    Whitewater, Thompson offer fly-fishers a treat
    April 19 at 9:00am
    Even though many streams are closed for stocking in March, there’s plenty of trout water still open for anglers in both Carolinas.

    March still offers options

    Despite some season closures, anglers can still fish
    March 19 at 9:00am
    Trout in high-elevation reservoirs in both Carolinas tend to grow faster and larger than their stream-bound cousins. This brook trout is a good example.

    Don’t forget trout lakes

    Many mountain reservoirs are trout havens
    February 19 at 9:00am
    Summer and fall drought conditions have left a lot of mountain streams at lower levels, but fishing hasn’t suffered.

    Dry weather is a variable

    Severe drought hasn’t affected trout fishing
    January 19 at 9:00am
    Bigger streams or lake tributaries are great places to find larger brown trout in winter.

    Go to nymphs in winter

    Slow, deep presentations can produce trout
    December 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    Productive fly patterns for late fall and early winter include (top, left to right) bead-head Prince, bead-head Pheastant Tail, bead-head Hare’s Ear,   (bottom, left to right): brown Caddis, parachute Adams, parachute Blue-Winged Olive.

    Cool weather is welcome

    Late fall brings on some great trout fishing
    November 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    Ronnie Setzer is a self-taught fly-tier, but he recommends anglers who want to learn the craft start by taking a course or two.

    How to tie your own trout flies

    Getting a rise on a hand-tied creation is a thrill
    October 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    Flowing for 52 miles through North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, the Chattooga is one of the nation’s Top 100 trout streams.

    The Chattooga beckons

    Blue-ribbon trout stream covers 52 steep miles
    September 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    Low water conditions have plagued fishermen on the Tuckasegee River most of the summer.

    Hot + dry = tough fishing

    Low,summer conditions require certain talents
    August 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    Fried, baked or grilled, trout are easy to prepare and easy to cook.

    Make a meal of trout

    Angler harvest has no effect on populations
    July 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    The upper section of the Oconaluftee River in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers some beautiful scenery.

    From stem to stern - Three days, three distinct Oconaluftee fisheries

    Oconaluftee is one of North Carolina's top trout streams
    June 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    Trout stocked in Cherokee Reservation Enterprise Waters are raised on the reservation.

    Sample Cherokee waters for trout fishing

    Tribal streams, ponds are put-and-take heaven
    May 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    Didymo, aka rock snot, is a destructive, invasive algae that has showed up in several trout streams in western North Carolina.

    Beware of rock snot - Unwanted algae shows up in WNC streams

    Didymo, or rock snot, sounds funny, but it's serious business
    April 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    Spring is a great time to catch a trout dinner in North Carolina’s mountain  streams.

    Spring trout are hard to beat

    Plenty of water, active fish are a great combo
    March 12, 2016 at 9:00am
    Kephart Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a challenge for any fly fisher when the water is at full stage.

    A fisher’s primer on flies

    Know when, where to fish different styles
    February 12, 2016 at 9:00am