View Full Version : A weekend to grin and 'Bear' it

09-01-2008, 09:28 PM
I had a nice time in the park this weekend. I fished two days with my father-in-law and had my first bear sighting.

I was fishing about a mile or so from the Chimney Tops picnic area and looked up stream to see where "Pops" was and as I looked back to the left, and a little black bear was coming up the river on the opposite side. He looked at me, looked down and then at me again. I made my way back to the road and found my fishing partner and we left.

It was one of those moments where I thought..."hey that's a bear...cool...uhh...I'm gonna get the heck out of here." He didn't act aggressive towards me, but he was too close for my comfort.

Any way...we didn't catch a lot of fish (we are still learning to be a little more stealthy) but we had a good time. I did see a lot of fish take a peak at my dry or slap it, but again, I'm still learning. We'll get them next time...I hope. Take care.