Mike Browder normally stalks the wildlife around the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana from his secret fishing and hunting camps. But when the calendar gets around to July he escapes to the cool air of Asheville, NC where he resumes stalking the wildlife with Altamont Anglers guide Teo Whitlock. They don't have smallmouth bass like ours in Louisiana, and we don't have largemouth bass like theirs in our mountains--or so we thought, until Mike caught that one on the right while stalking smallies.
The trout fishing and the smallmouth bass fishing are highly regarded around Asheville, NC, but what's not so widely known is the diversity of our fisheries: add in the musky and striper fishing, and local anglers have more choices than most...
Update: Mike sent us this email:
"Hello Drake & Teo,
Thank you once again for an outstanding fishing trip! My adventures with Altamont Anglers have become the most anticipated trip I take all year. When fishing with Teo I feel like I'm fishing with family! God Bless both of you and I look forward to seeing you soon!"
Click any of the thumbnail images that follow for a slide show of the fishing on July 15 and 15, 2001:
(Altamont Anglers operates on Pisgah National Forest Rivers under USDA Forest Service Permit #PIS6560)