View Full Version : Staying in townsends 1 week of August

07-16-2008, 02:24 PM
Need a little help here. I haven't fished in this area in over 3 years, ( going to war really screws up fishing plans) can anyone tell me where the hot spot is or at least a sweet place where i can take my 7 year old so that he will hook a few

07-16-2008, 07:55 PM

First of all glad to have you back fishing with us and thanks for your service - I think you'll find a lot of support for our troops on this board.

As to fishing spots where you can take a 7 year old, I would suggest either East Prong of Little River above the Elkmont campground or Lynn Camp Prong at the end of the road past the Tremont Institute and up past the cascades (1/2 mile or so). Both spots have easy walking access and stream access - not too challenging for a younger one. And the fishing is really good in both spots.

Other suggestions, folks?

07-16-2008, 09:13 PM

Glad to have you back safe and sound. I too have a 7 year old that fishes with me and we have had success in both places that Charlie has already mentioned. We have also gone to the childrens stream in Gburg and it is loads of fun.

I am coming back in October with cardfly jr and am thinking about metcalf bottoms and greenbriar because of the easy access.

Good luck

07-16-2008, 11:54 PM
Greenbriar is a good area...we didn't fish it for very long this last time, but we did pretty well in a short section of stream - a lot of eager rainbows.

07-17-2008, 08:14 AM
Hey ijs,

How far up in greenbriar did you go?

07-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Card -

Not far at all. We drove to the Ramsey Cascades trailhead, found the parking lot full, then drove back down to the bridge just below there. I fished a short section (I would say no more than about 400 yards or so), with one of my twins, while my oldest and the other twin went upstream of the bridge. We only fished for about 2 hours, but both myself and the oldest picked up about 10. I would love to explore further upstream, particularly where the main stream leaves the trail, but that's a bit adventurous for my kids - I'll have to try it sometime when I'm alone.