Friday, July 10, 2009

Fishing the French Broad

If you have never experienced fishing the French Broad you are really missing out.  The old FB flows north through Buncombe and Henderson counties in WNC and is one of the oldest rivers in the world.  The warm slow waters are home to a wide variety of fish, including a healthy population of smallmouth bass.  These bass make for some great sport on light spinning gear and occasionally can be caught on the fly.  The French Broad is not just about the fishing, it is also one of the most scenic rivers in our area.

Typical French Broad.  Slow, ledgy, delicious bass water.

Mmmmm Mmmm!  Smallmouth love Zoom Flukes!  Especially when you paint them with a garlic scented magic marker.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the acrobatic brown bass!

The French Broad is also home to many water loving birds such as this Great Blue Heron.

Sunset on one of the many deep pools of section 6 of the French Broad.

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