NC Fishing Report 9/1/2020

Stream: Davidson River


Guide: Tony Brooks

What to Expect: The Davidson is above median for this time of year and running clear. Can’t ask for it to be any better this time of year. Fish have been found using a dry/dropper in shaded pockets or oxygenated runs early from first daylight to about 10am.  Late evening during the magic hour before dark can be good with cooling temperatures coming over Labor Day weekend.

Stream Flow: 200 cfs and  level, median 60 cfs

Water Temp:mid/upper 60’s

Clarity: Gin clear

General Overview:Dry/dropper with a Elk Hair Caddis and a small mayfly nymph pattern, squirmy worm or baetis pattern have triggered takes

Best Advice:Go Early. Keep a low profile, fish at some distance away with light entry casts with 2.5″-3′ tippet  6.5-7X(fluro) from the dry to the nymph.

Hatches:Hanging inchworm(14-18)
BWO (18-22)
Tan Caddis(18-22)
Midges (20-26)
Terrestrials (6-10)

Go To Patterns:
Black Girdle w/ white legs (10-12)
Elk Hair Caddis(18-22)
Walt’s Worm (14-16)
Chartreuse squirmy(10-12)
Olive Bugger (8-12)

Miscellaneous: Less pressure will be found and more opportunistic fish in the upper more remote part of the watershed.

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