My first trip was to my home waters the Clinch River. The Clinch can be very fun to fish during late May and into June. My trip was indeed a good one. I began the day up above the weir fishing some deep water as they turned off the generators. In approximately an hour I had brought several fish to hand and lost a few others. The fish up in the weir pool are tough, thick, and fighters. In the weir pool all my fish came on a midge #20.
I also took a little road trip and visited Cherokee, NC to do some fishing up on the Raven Fork. I hadn't ever fished the tribal waters and wanted to do a bit of exploring. We didn't fish the trophy waters, but did fish the waters above and below the 2 mile stretch of the prized water. Unfortunately the heavy storms from the previous weekend still left the waters fairly high and swift. We had a bit of a tough time finding some manageable water to fish. We did manage to catch some fish on nymphs and san juan worms.
|Caught this little guy on the first cast of the day|
|This was the most productive stretch of water|
|My little brother Cobie laying out some line into a deep pool|
The waters up in Cherokee are very nice. Once we had finished fishing, we did some scouting in the trophy section. We spotted some really large fish. Next time we visit that area we may try and get into some of those big uglies. It appeared to be a nice area to do some camping.