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ifish4wildtrout
08-31-2010, 07:43 PM
I decided to visit one of my favorite Pisgah blueline streams today. I had never fished the headwaters, so I set out on a mission to discover and fish the remote upper section today. No trail, so fish up and boulder hop back down. I had hoped to find native char, but I expected to find small rainbows in the 4-5 inch range. I actually found rainbows in the 8-10 inch range and no char.

The stream was tight and overgrown, the 7'6" 3wt was too much rod. I had a hard time fishing and missed and lost a few due to the trees and rhodo. Not getting a good hook set and not being able to play the fish at all due to the intense overhead vegetation cost me several decent fish. I left my 5'2" 4wt in the Jeep, I wish I had brought it with me, but I was not going to boulder hop back down the stream to get it. I really like fishing stuff like that, it's a challenge.

After a few hours, I headed out and decided to go downstream and fish some of the bigger and more familiar water. The fishing was good and I caught a bunch of rainbows and a few browns. Nothing too big, 10 inches was about the biggest, most were in the 6-8 inch range.

The weenie was on fire, all but 1 fish was caught on the weenie today. I caught a lot of fish today, I hooked and lost a lot of fish today, and I missed the hook set on a lot of fish today.

I came upon one nice deep hole that usually yields a few strikes, at least, and I got nothing. I then noticed a worm container on the bank. That really burns me up, but what can you do, it's common on a lot of streams. The worm dunkers were even nice enough to not only litter their worm tub, but they left some food wrappers and beverage cans as well.

I creeled 2 small rainbows, measured them, just a hair over 7 inches. They will be supper tonight.

It was good day on the stream, although I can't really recall ever having a bad day on the stream.

Odd item in an odd place

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Small water holds big fish sometimes

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Real life green weenie

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/fourcats714/dscf0594.jpg

Possible new state record brown

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/fourcats714/dscf0580.jpg

Not that big, but one of the bigger ones caught today

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Scuba diver's view

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A moment of silence for the brave little rainbows that gave the ultimate sacrifice today


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Dinner is served, I should have kept 4, I'm still hungry

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/fourcats714/dscf0605.jpg

Crockett
08-31-2010, 09:28 PM
Man that looks like a great dinner! Thanks for the report. What does the sign say the statue is holding btw?

Streamhound
09-01-2010, 11:17 AM
got any closeup on the statue?

ifish4wildtrout
09-01-2010, 03:24 PM
No closeup, I was too bust trout huntin'. :biggrin:

The sign was almost impossible for me to read. It was written with a paint brush. All I could make was was something about "love in my heart".