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Delayed harvest: Trout for everyone

Beginning May 15 in South Carolina and June 2 in North Carolina, anglers will be able to keep their catches in delayed-harvest trout waters, up to five trout per day in South Carolina and seven in North Carolina, with no bait or lure restrictions.

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June 19 at 9:00 am
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Four-of-a-kind basic trout flies for fly fishermen

Fly fishers utilize four types of flies, with each designed to imitate a particular phase of an insect’s life or a particular kind of aquatic life. Basic types of flies are dry, wet, nymph and streamer.

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May 19 at 9:00 am
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Spring trout are mountain blessings

Beginning around the middle of March and continuing through May, mountain streams start warming up, browns, rainbows and brook trout become active and hungry, and mountain anglers enjoy some of the best trout fishing of the year.

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April 19 at 9:00 am
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Trout in the Ides of March

March can be a fickle month. One day it’s, typical spring weather: warm and sunny. The next day, it’s typical winter weather: cold and dreary. It just can’t seem to make up its mind on whether to be spring or winter.

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March 19 at 9:00 am
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Fly-fishing museum gets a new life

After losing its lease in a building in downtown Cherokee, N.C., and not being offered an alternative site by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians has re-established itself in nearby Bryson City.

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February 19 at 9:00 am
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Spinning fishing: A happy medium

Die-hard fly fishers, some of them, are scornful of bait fishers, portraying them as low-brow fish killers who consume every trout they catch. Bait fishers, some of them, are equally scornful of fly fishers, considering them elitists who catch fish not to eat but to release.

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January 19 at 9:00 am
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Panthertown Valley is special for wild trout

Deep in picturesque Panthertown Valley, flanked by massive rock cliffs and high wooded ridges, the Tuckasegee River begins, formed by the junction of Greenland and Panthertown creeks. This is brook trout country, and the streams are like no other mountain headwaters streams.

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December 19, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Walleye: a great import

Walleye are not indigenous to the southern Appalachians, but they have established themselves as a popular gamefish, second only to smallmouth bass. 

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November 19, 2017 at 9:00 am
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