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jwebb541
07-10-2008, 02:29 PM
I hadn't had a chance to do any fishing this month the whole workin for a livin thing kinda gets in the way sometimes. I did get a chance to hit it for a couple hours this morning. I started on the main prong at around 7:00 A.M. and fished for around 2 1/2 or 3 hours. The water was a little dingy which made the wading kinda sketch but the fishing was spot on. I fished with a little larger flies than I normally fish with due to the water conditions and devoted a little more time to a streamer than usual. The streamer didn't produce but I felt like I had a chance at something crazy. I fished with a #14 beadhead prince trailed by a #10 beadhead pheasant tail. I caught and released several nice fish. The nicest was a fat 16" brown. It jumped three times during the fight and my fishing fix has been satisfied. My camera girl/wife was asleep in the car or my picture would be better but here it is. Just thought I'd share the story. Good fishing to All.

jwebb541
07-10-2008, 02:32 PM
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/jwebb541/DSCF0672.jpg

BlueRaiderFan
07-10-2008, 02:57 PM
Is that the part of the river that follows the road up toe Elkmont? That's a nice fish!

Jswitow
07-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Congratulations on that fish! Don't tell anybody exactly where you caught it, they're in there, just not often caught. I heard a report several years ago of an estimated 100 browns per mile 16" or better. They are just very spooky!
Always good to lay the fish by your rod for perspective.
Thanks for posting it,
John

pineman19
07-10-2008, 05:08 PM
Very nice Brown jwebb. I need to stick with nymphs more on the streams with brownies in them.


Neal

ijsouth
07-10-2008, 08:10 PM
That is one fine fish. It's ironic - I've never fished the roadside portion of Little River; on our trip last week, my oldest daughter wanted to fish it, but we ended up above the campground at Elkmont instead. Seeing a fish like this makes me wonder if we made a mistake - of course, my outfit is geared more toward the small streams - could you imagine landing a beast like that on a 2wt with 6x tippet?

Rog 1
07-11-2008, 09:05 AM
ijsouth....it can be done....like you I fish with a little Orvis one ounce, 2 wt. and have landed a 14' brown up above Elkmont and a 16" bow over on the WPLP....in both cases I had plenty of room to move with the fish but on several occasions I have lost big fish when I didn't have enough rod to do anything but stand my ground and watch....them the chances you take!

Hal M
07-11-2008, 10:22 AM
Super fine brown!! Great way to break the fishing drought. That will definitey keep you going back.

Congrats on your catch!

Hal

ijsouth
07-11-2008, 10:42 AM
ijsouth....it can be done....like you I fish with a little Orvis one ounce, 2 wt. and have landed a 14' brown up above Elkmont and a 16" bow over on the WPLP....in both cases I had plenty of room to move with the fish but on several occasions I have lost big fish when I didn't have enough rod to do anything but stand my ground and watch....them the chances you take!

Wow...those are some impressive fish on light tackle. The best I've done so far on my 2wt are a couple of 10" rainbows - one from WPLP, one from Lynn Camp. The one on WPLP really gave me a fight - he was headed right for an underwater ledge, and almost made it. My kids said the 2wt was almost bent double.

I would like to target the bigger fish, but it's tough when our typical trip up there is only 2 or 3 days - I feel like we have to maximize our potential for success, so it's higher numbers of smaller fish, usually on the smaller streams. Perhaps one day, when the kids are all out of the house, I'll get to move up there full time, and I'll be able to devote the time to going after those big browns. I know it's sort of like what I've heard about musky fishing - there are a lot of days where you draw a blank.

Gerry Romer
07-11-2008, 12:05 PM
I started on the main prong at around 7:00 A.M. and fished for around 2 1/2 or 3 hours...


Okay, I'm officially confused. :confused: You say this was on the main prong of the Little River - which I would take to mean the East Prong somewhere between the Y and Elkmont...

But in your July One Fish per Month post you listed it as the Middle Prong.

Am I missing something here or did your fish just bi-locate? :biggrin: I guess I'm just having a hard time seeing that fish (really nice fish BTW) coming out of the Middle Prong...:eek: East Prong, no problem.

Gerry

Jswitow
07-11-2008, 12:17 PM
There are fish like that and larger in Tremont (as I like to call it!). They are as spooky there as in Little River (as I like to call it!). There used to be one up there that showed himself alot, I never hooked him, but would see him just about any time I fished that hole. I am sure he is long gone, for that was a good 7 years ago. He did catch him once. I said 24", he taped him at 22". They are there, be the first one up there and look in the backs of holes very stealthily, you'll see one occasionally.
Best,
John

jwebb541
07-11-2008, 02:34 PM
My bad guys on the location. It wasn't the middle prong. It was the main prong along the road between the y and elkmont. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for all the compliments.

PeteCz
07-11-2008, 04:00 PM
It was the main prong along the road between the y and elkmont. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for all the compliments.

Somewhere in the 14.6 miles of stream. Well done. A fish like that is worth working for...nice fish!!

Gerry Romer
07-11-2008, 05:53 PM
My bad guys on the location. It wasn't the middle prong. It was the main prong along the road between the y and elkmont. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for all the compliments.

I knew they were in there! Just glad to see someone catching them :biggrin: