Lower Catawba with Doug

Fished a nice swath of the Catawba below Wiley Dam with my friend Doug, made for a great Sunday.  The fish weren’t cooperating at first but we lucked onto a pattern after lunch – Doug landed a nice 20″ LMB on a trick worm…

I followed suit with a respectable 18″er of my own but that’s all she wrote.  Doug eventually bagged another one on the same bait in the same type of cover.  Frustrating though, we both saw fish everywhere all day but even after we found the bait, they wouldn’t commit to the strike…  Tap Tap Drop and that was about it.

Still had a bangin’ good time and learned a little more about fishing a flow – Even took my first rapids, backwards even!