The March fishing report

Published 10:52 am Thursday, March 24, 2011

Temperatures are warming, days are lengthening, and the fish are coming out of their winter haunts to prepare for the spring spawn.

This is common knowledge to many and this can be seen by the increasing number of anglers on the water.

I dare say a majority of fishermen do the bulk of their fishing in April and May, mostly due to the easiest fishing of the year.

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I want to take a moment and mention some of the opportunities that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has to offer.

The NCWRC spends our license fees and tax dollars accomplishing a wide range of functions. From boating access ramps and piers, to wildlife management and even special opportunities for disabled outdoorsmen and women.

These opportunities include special privileges for access to game lands, fishing piers and permit hunts.

There is one offer that the NCWRC offers that my family has taken advantage of this past week and that is a lifetime license.

Our daughter Minda’s grandparents bought her a lifetime sportsman license at 5 months of age!

Why so early?

Because her dad is a fishing guide? No. If the license are purchased before the age of one, they only cost $200. An annual license for anyone over 16 is $40.

So for the price of 5 years your child has them for life.

You might say that’s a lot of money to spend on something they might not use, true, but how much money do people spend on toys, video games, etc that never get used or used only one time?

Anyway, its something to think about, a good investment if your child has outdoor living in their genes. And check out the opportunities the NCWRC offers at

Lake Adger

Reports on Lake Adger are size not quantity. I haven’t heard of anyone catching numbers on Adger yet, but I have heard and seen pictures of some big Largemouth over 8 lb. being caught. There has also been reports of some Trout being caught trolling.

Green River

Jeremy Orr reports the fishing was very good on the delayed harvest section of the Green before all the rain. Fish anything from in line spinners, on spinning gear, to San Juan worms, Wooly Buggers, and egg patterns on fly rods.

The general stocked waters are closed the month of March until the first Saturday in April so be sure you are fishing the right section of river marked by the diamond shaped signs along the river.

Rob McComas is a licensed North Carolina fishing guide on Lake Lure and Lake Jocassee in S.C. He has been a guide for 11 years and fishing for more than 30. McComas lives with his wife, Amanda, in Sunny View and runs Robs Guide Service. He can be reached at