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Up-Close Fishing Report

2017 Wild Turkey Season Almost Here.

Warm weather and budding leaves has got the wild turkeys out and strutting.  The early spring also has the hunting guides at Up-Close Outfitters biting at the bit, with the season still weeks away.

Youth wild turkey hunting week in NC is close

Youth wild turkey hunting week in NC is close

Our season is completely booked for the regular season, however we still have three days available for NC youth turkey week.

Book now for some of the best hunting opportunities of the NC gobbler hunting season!

Visit for more info on booking a hunting guide and details about our turkey hunting trips.

Capt. Frank Askew

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Trout Fishing near Hendersonville and Asheville nc

The Trout fishing in the mountains of NC has been fairly consistent, even with all the rain.  We have been Fly Fishing near Hendersonville and Asheville NC lately.  Early morning is key with a lot of trout rising to small adams (#12), ants, and light cahills.  2 pound florocarbon is essential, especially if fishing the Davidson river.

Wild trout have been really fun lately.  If you are willing to hike in the Pisgah National forest a bit you will encounter tons of wild Rainbow and Brook trout.  This is our specialty!


Join us for a day on the river.  Fishing trips start at 175 for a 1/2 day and 275 for a full.

Book today at

Call 828-273-0286


Cheers, Capt Frank Askew

NC and SC Fishing guides and Tours – Striper fishing

Late July and early august Fishing report for Lake Hartwell Striped Bass

Capt. James has been fishing lake hartwell regularly with consistant numbers for the clients.  Fishing Clients from Greenville, Asheville, Atalanta, and Spartanburg have all joined Up-Close Outfitters for productive days on the lake.  Alot of the larger fish that you see in May have disappeared but we are still seeing great numbers of party fish.  Been fishing toward the dam a good bit with downrods.

Here are a few fishing pictures from the past week

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Call: 828-273-0286

Full day all inclusive fishing trips 350 !!!

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Asheville and Bryson City lake fishing charters to Fontana Lake

July      Fontana lake fishing report and charters

Up-Close Outfitters has been busy on the lake Fontana.  The bass are staging great on secondary points and up the rivers.  NC Walleye fishing has been ok on the troll with a good mixed bag of white bass on the fishing trips.  Capt James has been bringing in great numbers by casting and trolling lately.  With the amenities of Bryson City and the beauty of the Smokey National Park it is hard to beat a fishing trip to Fontana Lake this time of year.

Here are a few pictures lately:

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Book today for August!   Fishing will be getting better and better as fall aproaches.

Call 828-273-0286