5 Reasons to Fish in the Snow


So, December is here, and I had the A/C on in the shop yesterday afternoon. Today (Tuesday) a front is bringing some rain showers but its also bringing cold air. For the first time this fall we have a chance for snow showers in the lower elevations. Ridge-tops above 3000 feet have already seen a dusting back in October. This weekend the forecasts are predicting some level of winter precipitation. However, we all know, that forecast will change 50 times in the next four days. Below are some reasons to make a special fishing trip this weekend.

5. Roads are Warm

IF we were to get winter precipitation the ground temps are very warm. It would take a major winter storm (Not Predicted) to make the roads dangerous or impassable. NCDOT does a nice job at pre-treating major roads and highways to ensure safe travel. Both DH sections of the Tuck are on roads such as these.

4. Bryson City and Sylva at Christmas

These towns spend a lot of coin on decorating for Christmas. Add a little snow as a back drop, and you are taken into the set of a Hallmark Christmas Movie. Fish by day, then take in the taste of these towns with fantastic restaurants and breweries where other fishy folks tend to congregate in the evenings.

Photo: Jackson County Chamber 3. No Fishing Pressure

After the leaves have fallen and flushed downstream the fishing crowds tend to dissolve. It