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GrouseMan77
05-23-2010, 09:08 PM
My family had a most difficult weekend and I really needed to decompress bit. The wife agreed that we needed a distraction and she knows that fishing is my go to method of release. As soon as she agreed I knew where I wanted to go.

I had not been to check on my brookie buddies in a while and needed to make sure that they had wintered well. I don't feel the need to name streams.

Not much of a trail and the area is somewhat guarded.
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Looks like the guys may have been eating well.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4633963118_358f60ddbc.jpg

I think this water looks fishy.
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Lots of these guys.
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One of Leigh Ann's catches.
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And the grand finale.
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purple squirrel
05-23-2010, 09:16 PM
Great way to relax and recharge, nice looking water, fish and family. You don't have to worry about me trying to fish there, Squirrels and Snakes do not get along :redface:.

knucklehead
05-23-2010, 11:22 PM
great pics man. and yes, one of life's finest ways to uncoil. how can anyone manage to keep a troubled mind with serpents lurking in the trees...

David Knapp
05-23-2010, 11:40 PM
Love that last picture...very nice colors on the fish and the stream as well...

Crockett
05-24-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey Jason I think I know where you were at but I won't say anything ;). Turns out I was fishing up behind you yesterday evening but still did pretty good. I saw you and Leigh Ann on your way out but you guys didn't see me I was down in the stream. You guys did see my fiancée Amanda (blonde with curly hair) who was sitting in a blue camping chair reading a book on a big rock down near where the overgrown trail leaves the stream. I am sure it was kind of startling to see someone sitting there reading that far back in the woods. When I started fishing I caught a nice one on my first cast off that rock.

Adam

MadisonBoats
05-24-2010, 08:52 AM
Man, those are some great pictures! Thanks for sharing with us...:smile:

Although, the snake picture worries me...

Carlito
05-24-2010, 10:11 AM
Looks like you two had an awesome trip!

Wilson10
05-24-2010, 12:49 PM
Very cool! all but the snake hanging over your head.

That looks like it was a super day!

Rodonthefly
05-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Nice pics man, Glad you had a great day and was able to get out and clear your mind.....As I tell my family and co-workers, I'm heading out for a couple of hours of conceling aka going fishing to clear my mind.

GrouseMan77
05-24-2010, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys.

Hey Jason I think I know where you were at but I won't say anything ;). Turns out I was fishing up behind you yesterday evening but still did pretty good. I saw you and Leigh Ann on your way out but you guys didn't see me I was down in the stream. You guys did see my fiancée Amanda (blonde with curly hair) who was sitting in a blue camping chair reading a book on a big rock down near where the overgrown trail leaves the stream. I am sure it was kind of startling to see someone sitting there reading that far back in the woods. When I started fishing I caught a nice one on my first cast off that rock.

Adam

Adam - I didn't see you but I did see your fiancee. I was waiting for Leigh Ann to catch up and tried to figure out why anyone would go to all that trouble to read. We assumed that someone was with her and fishing.

On our way up there we did see a couple in the stream that was engaged in some PG-13 activity.

rbreedi1
05-24-2010, 11:44 PM
Looks like a lot of fun! Gotta love brookies

Crockett
05-25-2010, 08:53 AM
Cool Jason well next time if I see you out I will yell at you. I was probably as surprised as you were when I glanced back and saw you two walking by up on the manway. Your pics are great by the way and I am sorry to hear about your difficult week.

GrouseMan77
05-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Adam, be sure to give me a yell if we cross paths on the stream again.

Barbara
05-25-2010, 09:43 PM
great pics man. and yes, one of life's finest ways to uncoil. how can anyone manage to keep a troubled mind with serpents lurking in the trees...

Really enjoyed your pictures. Found out last month that not all serpents lurk in trees....some are in church. I need a trip to the mountains badly!!

flyman
05-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Good stuff Jason, I hope you didn't let that "girl" out fish you ;)

fly fisherman DK
05-26-2010, 11:18 PM
Great trip!!! Your report is making me even more excited for July when my family and I will be their catching those jewels. It won't be long.

Bran
05-27-2010, 08:00 AM
Great trip! Thanks for sharing the report and pics. I'm really looking forward to trying them next week, been a long time coming.

spotlight
05-27-2010, 10:35 PM
I was there 2 weeks ago once Adam chimed in I knew for sure of the place tight waters but some nice holes for sure.....I am glad i missed the snake! great pictures Jason.

Hatchie Dawg
05-30-2010, 04:42 PM
Great report and pics. Very nice brookies from what I've seen on these boards. Congrats!!

Crockett
05-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Yeah Kevin I finally made it up there but on the spur of the moment late on a Sunday evening so didn't get to stay long or go up so far as i would still like too go.

JohnH0802
06-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Great report and great pictures, thanks for sharing. I am missing the mountains, but luckily the redfish are tailing in the lowcountry.

blb yj
06-03-2010, 10:43 PM
Another speck guardian!:eek:


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