Catawba River Tailrace Spring 2016

The Catawba River Tailrace below lake James continues to grow as a fishery every year! We are catching lots of fish on our high and low water float trips. A majority of the fish are being caught on nymphs and streamers. If you haven’t floated the Catawba Tailrace, or you want to learn how to fish it, give us a call! 828-446-5552

  

  

  

  

  

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Late May on the Catawba Tailrace

So far the Catawba Tailrace is still fishing good for late May! Tandem nymph rigs and streamers are our go to rigs for high water. Dry dropper and light nymph rigs are the norm on low water. Duke energy seems to like the 10-3 generation, so it’s giving us high and low water scenarios on our floats. The water surge usually slows the bite, but once the water stabilizes the fishing picks back up. We typically hang up running guide trips on the Catawba Tailrace in June, and we resume around Oct/ Nov. So if you want to fish the Catawba, now is the time. Give us a call 828-446-5552.  

Chris with a high water brown! 

 

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The Catawba Tailrace in May

Spring has arrived that’s for sure! The Catawba Tailrace below lake James continues to fish well on and off generation! We are boating consistent numbers of 8-12 fish every trip with fish in the 14-18 range here and there. We have landed fish over 20 as well. Tandem nymph rigs and streamers have been out go to on high water and dry dropper and light nymph rigs on low water. To book a float give us a call… 828-446-5552

   
 

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The Catawba Tailrace is Kicking Ass!

Folks, I have fished the Catawba River long before the new flows and powerhouse. While there is still a long way to go, the fishing this spring has been nothing short of spectacular. The browns are fat and willing to eat! AFG was one of the first guide services on the Catawba Tailrace, so we know what it takes to be successfull here. The Catawba will continue to fish through spring into early summer. If you want to beat the crowds and see a beautiful stretch of water give us a call @ 828-446-5552 or email is @ appflyguides@yahoo.com.  

 

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Catawba River Report 4-12-15

Another day on the Catawba Tailrace below lake James is in the books. Folks, the river is on fire right now, we are boating great numbers on our low water floats! This is a Fall, Winter, Spring fishery. We leave her alone in the Summer, so if you want to see what she has to offer now is the time. I am seeing more and more bug life every year. The new minimum flows are helping, while it’s still way to early to tell what will happen, things are definitely looking up. I fished with Mark H. from Winston Salem today and he was into fish from start to finish. Despite the lack of top water activity, the nymph and streamer bite was on!  Give us a call @ 828-446-5552 

 

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Another Catawba River Day!

Dustin and I hit the Catawba River Tailrace below lake James on Good Friday for a quick afternoon high water float. The fishing started off slow, but after the flows stabilized so did the fishing. We didn’t spend anytime anchoring, it was a run and gun kinda trip. The best fishing was on streamers fishing mid river seams. We did pick several up on nymphs, but let’s face it, who wants to throw nymphs all day!

  

 If you have wanted to fish the Catawba, give us a call. Dustin and I are one of a handful of guides who know this river, we fished it before the new flows and all the press. We remember the days when one boat was a crowd! 82&-446-5552 or appflyguides@yahoo.com

  

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Caddis on the Catawba River Tailrace

The Caddis hatch on the the Catawba is in full swing! The browns are gorging themselves on these tasty insects. Low water floats have been the key to success for the dry fly bite! If you have ever wanted to float the Catawba River Tailrace below lake James, now is the time. Give us a call @ 828-446-5552.  

     

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