Trout & Charles May Knife

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ceadermtnboy

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Good morning fishing Cane Creek in Fairview NC, one spec & two rainbows, will fryem up for Dinner. Here is the photo just before cleaning & heading home.

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Great fish and nice knife!

And I'm glad to see SOMEBODY uses an ultralite spinning rig and keeps the fish! I'm surrounded by guys who won't talk fishing unless it's fly fishing and look at you funny if you admit to loving pan fried trout!

My wife wouldn't speak to me for seven days if I threw a trout back! And I'd have to eat my own cooking--bleeve me, that's HELL!

I seriously wonder how many of those released trout survive the next few days? And I don't fish so hard just to feed the suckers and crawdads!
 

ceadermtnboy

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I have tried fly fishing and respect the art of it, but been fishing for trout in the NC mountains since I was a boy and always do best with a silver or gold spinner depending on conditions, tipped with a red worm. I have been fly fishing in Montana and lets just say the environment out west is more conducive to it. Yeah, couldn't understand how our group was not allowed to bring some back to the cabin, i guess its to protect the industry. I did sneak out with my spinning rod and slayed the browns on rock creek! however, The streams I wade in Nc are best served with the ultra lite.

I did release a couple, just kept enough for Dinner, fried up nice with cowboy potatoes & beans!
 

contender

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Here in WNC,, we are served with "stocked trout streams." The state stocks trout for folks to catch. Once caught,, they do not have much of a chance of survival, due largely in part that that most folks around here use bait, a hook, and deep hook a lot of the trout. Plus, the stockers aren't as sturdy as a native for survivability.
Fly fishing around here is not easy. Lots of brush, trees, & in general, hard to do in the small holes that the trout love. Out west,, trees & brush are nowhere near as dense as we have here. (I know,, I've fished both places.)
Yes, we have some streams & places where flyfishing is available,, but it's limited.
Native trout, around here are getting harder & harder to find. I do know of a place or two that still has a few,, but they never get too big.
 

stevemb

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Have a friend from here, that's down there on a fishing trip right now. Its perfectly OK to take home and eat stocked fish. I both fly and spin fish. Here, its steelhead and it gets annoying to have folks look down their nose at ya when you string up your two fish. They then brag about catching and releasing 20-30-40-etc.. Do they really think they ALL survived ? At camp, with brookies, we like to roll'em up in foil. Either buttered or olive oil wiped. Onions,etc., inside body cavity. Throw them in campfire. stevemb
 
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