With the dogwood trees in bloom along the river, the Catawba tailrace not only looks nice it’s been fishing very “nice” also. The upper stretch from the dam to Muddy creek is closed to fishing until April 7th since it’s Hatchery Supported but the rest of the river has been fishing well. From the dam at Lake James to nearly Lake Rhodhiss we have been getting great reports from our guides, clients and friends.
The browns in the Special Regulations section have been very active and growing fatter by the day. With all the new grass sprouting up in the riffles that use to be dry at no generation looks like the mighty Catawba tailrace is on a good path.
The caddis hatch is all but over from what we have seen but several March Browns beginning to appear. Wish the caddis hatch would have lasted longer this year but it was good while it was here.
Early black stones have been working well and trailing a smaller pheasant tail seems to be a very good combination. During generation and in the lower stretches throwing the Catawba bugger has been the most productive technique for us.
Have a great day and remember….. it’s spring, time to go fishin!!!!!!