Tag Archives: Trophy Trout

Summer has been great



As we put a wrap on a great summer season, now is the time to be thinking about your fall and winter trips. The South Holston and Watauga have given us some great days of trout fishing this summer. We used Blackfly, Sulphur, Beetle, Ant, and Cranefly dry flies, and when there wasn’t a hatch it was Split Cases, Zebra Midges, Copper Johns, and San Juan Worms for the nymphing rigs.
The smallies were behind all season on their timing so it was shallow running streamers into the start of the summer and then they finally started looking up. Now it is white poppers and Gartside Gurglers. For the spin rod guys a small Pop-R is the lure of choice. The Pigeon River is rapidly becoming a popular destination for our trips, nice smallies, largemouth and walleye thrown into the mix.
Now is the time to book your trip to the private trophy trout waters in Southwest Virginia. We fish these waters all winter long. We have had some great catches on these waters during the late spring. On one of the rivers in the system there were fish landed that weighed 11, 13, and 17 pounds. You will catch 3 to 7 pound fish consistently on all the private waters we fish.

Starting Thanksgiving Weekend and running through March 13th, 2011 I will once again be running the Winter 6 Hour Float Trips for the discounted price of $235. These trips produced some nice brown trout while throwing big baits.
I will be in attendance November 6th & 7th at the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo in Asheville, North Carolina. Be sure to stop by the Orvis booth and watch me tie some of the flies I use on the Watauga and South Holston as well as the Holston Proper and Pigeon for smallies.
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Trophy Trout and Monster Smallies!

Want to go after some big trophy trout, fishing at the base of Mt. Mitchell near Burnsville North Carolina. Is a hard fighting never give up river smallmouth bass on the Holston Proper near Kingsport Tennessee what you want? Check out some results from our recent trips on these waters.

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Trophy trout sight fishing

Have you ever wanted to sight fish trophy trout in the 7 to 15 pound class. We have the waters for you to check this off your bucket list. There is nearly 15 miles of water on five different streams that can offer you this opportunity. It is not chucking and ducking with big stuff, these fish feed on the natural environment around them and you have to match the hatch as well as make those needed casts to get them to bite. If this interests you, give me a call or email and lets get you on this water.

Here is a sample from yesterdays trip, one of eight hooked in this class.
Randy Ratliff
www.trout-fishers.net
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North Carolina Trophy Trout

I recently took these gentlemen from Southern Indiana to fish on our new private trophy trout waters in Western North Carolina. There are two (2) miles of river on the property that is managed for trophy trout fishing. These waters are one hour from our base in Kingsport, Tennessee. These fish are currently taking size 14 tan caddis from the surface during the afternoon hatches, and the rest of the time it is size 14 Copper Johns with a size 18 red Zebra midge trailing as the dropper.
I had a blast watching them hook and land these fish in these waters. If you would like more information on fishing these waters contact me at www.trout-fishers.net . There are additional rod fees above the daily guide fee.
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