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    Nantahala Rising!!!!

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is workin on a plan to restock kokanee in Nantahala. All of us who fish the lake are hopeful the stockings will be successful . I can't wait to see a...
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    Nantahala looses a giant.

    I just found out that rgarbar,Ron Garbarini passed away recently. Ron was a fine gentleman and the Dean of Nantahala Kokanee fishing. His fishing insight quickly got him on top of the Nantahala koke...
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    Seadog, good to hear you're still at the...

    Seadog, good to hear you're still at the kokes!!Hope the lobster rolls are still on your way to the lake.
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    Unfortunately it was last year. I hope if they do...

    Unfortunately it was last year. I hope if they do go the stocking route , it would be awesome to see kokes in Bear or Wolf. Probably ain't going to happen other than in Nantahala........
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    Wrong year

    You're right Scott .It was 2017 Ron heard of 3 being caught . My Senility is kicking in or maybe it is just wishful thinking........
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    Doc I went one time this summer with Greg...

    Doc I went one time this summer with Greg ,TrollingNC . We got a couple of hits and caught a ten" inch rainbow. I think Ron said he heard of one or two being caught.
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    Nantahala Kokes 2018

    Our kokanee population in Nantahala has crashed over the last two years. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is net sampling and watching the major spawning tributary to see if the kokes...
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    Nice Ones Doc

    I've got to try stripers or hybrids some day. Were they hard to find on Chatuge? Never used herring ,they seem to be the ticket. Have you had any luck trolling lures for them? The carcass was...
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    Welcome!

    Welcome to KFF. I hope the koke fishing in NC will rebound. Things seem to be going on at Nantahala that are not good for the kokes. Where are you living in NC?
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    Nice Ones

    Wow nice hybrids Doc. How were you catching them? I was at Nantahala last Wed with Trolling NC,we only caught one little rainbow. Did see a smelly hybrid carcass floating out from the Rocky Branch...
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    No Stripers Please.

    I sure hope stripers or hybrids aren't an option. Our trout and kokaneefisheries(?) are unique and I hope they are around for a long long time. The best path I could see is stocking browns in the...
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    Headed to Nanty next Wed ( if all goes well)

    Well got to the lake,fished all day. No Kokanee ,just got one 9" rainbow, We saw a few schools of herring but it really doesn"t seem like there are that many in the lake. We marked very little of...
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    Sorry to hear you're under the weather Ron. Hope...

    Sorry to hear you're under the weather Ron. Hope you're up and at it soon . According to Amanda there isn't anything to do besides watch and wait. Doesn't appear any way to get rid of the bluebacks....
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    Headed to Nanty next Wed ( if all goes well)

    Hey Ron ,are you back at the lake? I'm heading out Wednsday with Greg ( TrollingNC). Hope to find a koke or twelve and a few big trout. Have you been fishing any or have you heard any reports? Amanda...
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    Hey Ron , Hope you and yours are doing well. I...

    Hey Ron , Hope you and yours are doing well. I haven't talked to anyone at the state in a while,don't think they have any good ways to deal with the herring. I wish there would be a die off of the...
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    Very Nice!!!!! SuperD Slick build, does the...

    Very Nice!!!!! SuperD Slick build, does the eye bolt extend down into the lead inside?
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    Kokanee???

    Hi Ron,Hope you're doing well and are out of Irma's path. I am heartsick over the Kokanee in Nantahala. I kept hoping I had just went on a tough day and everyone else was just missing the kokes....
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    How big was your kokanee and how deep were y'all getting them?
  19. How was the fishing and seminar?

    Fred how did you and Gary do fishing? I am hoping you got some kokes,I'm dying to hear some good news on the kokes. Sorry I couldn't get out there would love to have met Gary Miralles and talked to...
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    Water wolf

    Scott the water wolf works great and has shown me fish I didn't know were there . I only saw two fish on a recent Nantahala trip one a trout i got ,the other a small trout or koke that swiped at...
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    They're there

    Well some moron did put bluebacks in Nantahala. Heard from Amanda at NCWRC ,she confirmed they are present in the lake. Wonder how many other Koke fisheries have had this happen and how it worked...
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    Nantahala Nailers

    Got my test spoonsthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsup!!
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    I'm looking forward to trying mine!!!

    I'm looking forward to trying mine!!!
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    Card time

    Kokanee -Toni ,How many hours of video can you get on a 32gb card. Also how long a leader do you use? I ran my camera last weekend and saw lots of rainbows. The greenish water and leader set back...
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    Shad/herring/bluebacks?????

    Hey Ron ,I dearly hope some idiot hasn't put them in the lake.My friend Terry fishes Nanatahala a lot and goes for a week in the fall,he told me they saw shad in the lake and heard the state put them...
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