Proud dad Tim McCord sent in this shot of his son, Kyle, with Kyle’s first trout — a really nice rainbow pulled from the Roanoke River on March 25. This kid has set the bar high right out of the gate!
I was on the Roanoke River Greenway yesterday and saw quite a few fishermen even though the water was really high on account of Monday night’s storms. That could mean only one thing: The river was stocked yesterday.
Both the Salem and Roanoke sections got fish. The river should fish pretty well for a while because that high water should have spread those fish out, plus the conditions made fishing pretty tough yesterday. Despite the fact that the river was up and the color of coffee with cream, I did see some folks with fish on stringers.