Linville River Lunch!

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.


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  1. Trout is characteristic and inhabits the upper rivers, high altitude lakes and dams that are rich in oxygen. Very often my sons went fishing in the mountains above the town of Kresna in Bulgaria.
    Here’s a tasty recipe:
    Trout with cream in oven
    for 4 servings
    4 trout fillets
    150 ml. cream
    2 tablespoons dill
    2 tablespoons rosemary
    The trout fillets (4 fillets) are seasoned with salt and pepper and placed in a pan. Sprinkle with finely chopped dill (2 tablespoons) and rosemary (2 tablespoons). Sprinkle with the cream (150 ml) and bake for about 40 minutes at 190 degrees.

    • Thank you! I’m writing that down now! Freshwater trout do seem bland after growing up on saltwater seafood, this sounds great! If i’m home I like to use mayonnaise (Dukes) spread on top the filet”s, sprinkled liberally with lemon pepper, this is great with saltwater Speckled trout and Grey’s as well!

  2. Great catch and great post, Jason! Trout is one of my all-time favorites, especially fried! It sounds like you had a great time! 🙂 How many times total have you been to the gorge, and have you ever seen a bear there? I’m loving your posts. They are always so informative!


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