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tjw37909
08-03-2010, 07:29 PM
I fished a half mile of Oconaluftee this morning and caught 10 rianbows and 3 browns, the best fish being a fat 12 inch brown, but I forgot the camera. After coming home and working in the yard I grabbed the camera and headed to Little River. I fished 2 hours there, catching 17 trout and a few chubs. I missed as many as I caught. Here are a few pics from LR. There are two pics of the nice brown.
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/tjw37909/Little%20River%208-3-10/P8030149.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/tjw37909/Little%20River%208-3-10/P8030151.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/tjw37909/Little%20River%208-3-10/P8030153.jpg
Baby Brown
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/tjw37909/Little%20River%208-3-10/P8030155.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/tjw37909/Little%20River%208-3-10/P8030156.jpg
http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/tjw37909/Little%20River%208-3-10/P8030157.jpg

Greenie
08-03-2010, 09:05 PM
I envy you. It seems like everytime you post, you have caught double-digit fish. I am brand new to this park fishing, and I am thrilled with 5 fish in a 5 hour time period. I have went many times for 5 and 6 hours without a fish. Hopefully I will improve over time, but I'll tell you, if the waters and the scenery in the park weren't so peaceful and serene, I would have already gave it up. However, I am already addicted to this new-found hobby of mine. It might be one of the most challenging endeavours I have ever attempted.

tjw37909
08-03-2010, 09:10 PM
Thank you, but that is only because I don't put posts up on trips like last week when I got my *** kicked by Little River and came up empty handed.

Greenie
08-03-2010, 09:29 PM
I sort of figured that, too, and I do not blame you. Nonetheless, considering my best day is 6 fish after a full day, I am still green with envy. HAHA. But, I have only been at it a little over a month. I think my lack of luck is a mixture of not knowing the right spots and not possessing enough skill. However, I learn something every time I go--skill and location.

I see you're from Cosby; that is close to my stomping grounds. I live in the Edwina community; have all my life.

Crockett
08-03-2010, 09:32 PM
tjw37909 do you work sometimes at the fly shop in gburg? If so I think I ran into you on Saturday during the rain I came in to buy some neversinks. If no then there is a guy there that looks like you lol.

BlueRaiderFan
08-03-2010, 09:42 PM
I sort of figured that, too, and I do not blame you. Nonetheless, considering my best day is 6 fish after a full day, I am still green with envy. HAHA. But, I have only been at it a little over a month. I think my lack of luck is a mixture of not knowing the right spots and not possessing enough skill. However, I learn something every time I go--skill and location.

I see you're from Cosby; that is close to my stomping grounds. I live in the Edwina community; have all my life.


Greenie,

In my humble opinion 6 fish in a day, for a beginner, in the park, is pretty good. Not that I know that much, but in my experience, you are doing great.

Greenie
08-03-2010, 09:50 PM
Greenie,

In my humble opinion 6 fish in a day, for a beginner, in the park, is pretty good. Not that I know that much, but in my experience, you are doing great.

That is what I keep hearing. My wife's uncle, who has been fishing the park for 20+ years, told me he fished the park for a year before he caught a fish. Considering he now catches 5 fish to my one when I go with him, I think that is a bit of hyperbole on his part, haha. Nonetheless, he always tells me how great I am doing for someone with so little experience, but I still get frustrated.

Until I learn this trade a little better, I am going to keep relying on depressed, suicidal 'bows to brighten my fishing days.

BlueRaiderFan
08-03-2010, 09:53 PM
Ha :biggrin: My first few trips, I swore that people were just making things up and that fish could rarely be caught in the park. I thought it was a scam by the area fly fishing industry to lure people in :biggrin:. I need to buy that book by Mr. Casada. It sounds like it has a lot more information than Rutters book ( I do like Rutters book though).

Greenie
08-03-2010, 09:56 PM
Ha :biggrin: My first few trips, I swore that people were just making things up and that fish could rarely be caught in the park. I thought it was a scam by the area fly fishing industry to lure people in :biggrin:. I need to buy that book by Mr. Casada. It sounds like it has a lot more information that Rutters book ( I do like Rutters book though).

It's an excellent read. I also found H. Lea Lawrence's book on fishing in the park to be an excellent read, although some of the info is slightly out-dated.

tjw37909
08-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Crockett, yes I work in there part time to make some extra money to support the fishing and tying habit. Blue Raider, I have Jim's book, and it is good, but Ian's has as much, if not more actual stream and fishing information while Jim's has a lot more history of the park.

BlueRaiderFan
08-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the info. I would love to learn more about park history as well. Hopefully I can get Mr. Casada's book for Christmas.

Bran
08-04-2010, 08:43 AM
Greenie, you're doing great! You already hit the nail on the head though about the scenery etc. It's not about numbers, it's the experience each time you go.
Travis, nice fish, that Brown is gorgeous!

tjw37909
08-04-2010, 09:35 AM
Thanks Bran, I got that just above where I ran in to you a couple weeks ago.

Bran
08-04-2010, 02:02 PM
Good stuff! I been pond fishing since I got back. Funny how the pond fish are off/ on so much. You can really tell day to day the differences especially in the Large Mouth Bass. They're sticklers for the "right" conditions, whatever that may be, everyone has a different opinion around here. I'm gonna post another trip now under WW folder.