Posted by JOHN on July 17, 2001 at 20:04:48:
In Reply to: Re: Trout Fishing in AL posted by frednic on July 16, 2001 at 21:42:35:
The fly fishing below Smith Dam can at times be, as good or as bad as it gets for a fly fisher. The wadeable area is small the water is clear and slow the fish have all the time in the world to look over your fly. The trout(after a week or two from the stocking) are real trout .Just because they are in Alabama does not make them stupid . Small flies and light tippet are the rule and you can enjoy some outstanding dry fly action. For those who do not understand fishing for trout with a fly rod they usually go home feeling that no fish can be had on the fly. When the fish are first put in they hit almost any thing ,but when they learn to feed on the midges that hatch year round.It is a challenge to take them .If you just need to catch fish,it's a no brainer to use any type of bait,hatchery raised fish will take almost any thing that looks like trout chow.The trout can be caught from the hiway 69 bridge to the pump station,if you are fishing for somthing to eat ,the bigger fish are below the pump station.
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