This photo is from the way-back, and my third trip exploring and fishing in the lower depths of the Linville Gorge. The fishing in this river can be good for advanced anglers, but can leave the best of us skunked sometimes. I have seen some trophy size Rainbow Trout taken from the upper gorge areas, in the deep pools. Down the gorge, Smallmouth Bass can be caught, but cant seem to make it upriver past a particular four foot wide falls where the majority of the river comes together pouring over to take a four to six foot plunge to a large and deep pool below. Even when the fishing is slow, the scenery is always breathtaking in every direction, often causing me to have my camera in one hand, and my trout rod in the other.