Fishing Reports

French Broad bass fat on bait fish.

French Broad River Fishing Report for Sunday, 24 June 2012 13:00

I managed twenty or so nice small mouth bass early Sunday morning on the lower French Broad just above town.  Every fish I caught regurgitated their lunch (no stomach pumps needed) and showed that the fish are gorging themselves on a healthy supply of bait fish.  Bait balls are visible in the shallows and the bass are taking advantage.  Fly anglers will find themselves in advantage when compared to their gear brethren if they choose to throw small (size 4 to 6) clouser minnows and work them slow in the shallows and behind structure.  By in large the generations schedules look favorable but you will definitely want to try and find the low flow during the early or late part of the day in order to catch the fish in their best moods.