So where the heck is Asheville, you ask? In North Carolina. I had to travel for business so I thought I'd combine it with a little bit of pleasure. I located an outfitter, hired a guide and spent a half day on the west fork of the Pigeon River. My guide, Jason Van Dyke, had me into fish within minutes and the action didn't let up all morning. I hit for the cycle catching brookies, rainbows and browns. Most fish were stockies in the 10 inch range but we also hooked into a few 3lb+ bruisers. If you ever find yourself in that area needing a most excellent guide, contact Hunter Banks and ask for Jason.
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