Congrats to Patrick Reif for being selected as March 2010′s River Basser of the Month! Patrick has been nominated by his fellow River Bassers for his dedication to spreading the word about our unique sport. Patrick is very involved in getting new people onto the water, which is exactly what river fishing needs! Patrick’s also been out on the water recently, getting rid of the skunk for the year, you can check out the Virginia Forum for his story there. It’s this hard work in spreading the word and dedication to the sport that have made Patrick our newest Basser of the Month.
…RiverBassin.com recently had one of its popular River Bassin Rodeos in North Carolina and it was full of food, fishing and fellowship as always. The weather threw us for a loop and we decided to make a last minute change of location to avoid the majority of the rain. All who attended were certainly glad we made that call because we avoided all the rain during the day and it only hit us on Saturday night. This video is a little bit about the rodeo and my time on the water on Saturday.
…It is that time again for yet another state to have a River Bassin™ Rodeo. This time it is North Carolina’s turn and we’re going to be calling it the Yadkin River Roundup! We’re going to have a great time fishing, eating food and fellowshipin’ so we hope you can make it!
The Yadkin River Roundup will be a fishing and camping excursion for registered forum members on this site. Read the full story
The Little Tennessee River flows northwest from it’s headwaters in Northeast Georgia and on across Western North Carolina until it’s confluence with the Tennessee River. Starting as a small stream in Rabun Co., it meanders gently through the farmland of Southern Macon Co. in NC until it’s confluence with the Cullasaja River in the town of Franklin, NC. After its impoundment at Lake Emory in Franklin, it flows again through the beautiful Blue Ridge farm country until it is impounded again at Fontana Lake. Read the full story
When you can actually get on flowing sections of this river, that are true river and not lake, they can be pretty productive. The problem is the river system creates so many lakes that it has more lake shoreline than river on its way to the ocean. If man had not disturbed much of the true river by creating lakes, this may have been one of the most scenic rivers in the country coming out of the mountains and into the piedmont. Even though it is a big river, it is one of the most used water systems in the country and therefore runs lower than ever these days. You may find yourself scraping the bottom in many shoal areas, especially during the summer. However, the good news is that there are still bass living in the river! Read the full story
The Broad River begins way up in western North Carolina and tumbles its way all the way down to the capital city of Columbia, SC, where it joins with the Saluda to form the Congaree. Along its route to Columbia, it is dammed up several times, although never into a big impoundment. These small dams are there more to produce power than to make recreational lake opportunities. At times I despise dams on rivers, but the truth is that if they were not there much of the Broad could be completely silted in and we may not have the fishery we do today. Finding access to the Broad can be difficult, and the numerous shoals make it a challenge for motor boats. This is a good thing if you are a kayak or canoe fisherman. Read the full story
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