April 29th, 2023, Segment 2
In the early 1990s, North Carolina began the Delayed Harvest program in the western part of the state. It opened up the streams available to fish for trout. Trout require cold water due to their gill system & its ability to create oxygen.
Bergman shares with the listeners of the Carolina Outdoors why this time of year is so good. May’s warming air temperatures, warm the water temperatures, & enliven the insect activity. Also, the state stocks the streams & the requirement of catch & release until the first Saturday of June, helps build confidence for people fly fishing.
Learn the biggest challenge for new anglers, along with the different types of new anglers. We’ll learn about the growth and success of ladies joining the sport & the biggest & smallest fish caught on a fly fishing trip with Jesse Brown’s.