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benintenn
10-19-2010, 08:49 PM
So, my fellow teacher friends of mine always take a backpacking trip for fall break. We've been to numerous places in the park but they wanted to do the Elkmont area this year. This is also the first backpacking trip I've taken since I've picked up my new hobby/addiction of fly fishing. Spent Sunday night @ #30 then moved to #23 for Monday night. It was a great time of year to be out there.

I loved fishing around #30. I caught several keepers just around the campsite. Its really nice area and the leave were almost at peak around there. At #23, I didn't catch a single rainbow but I did manage to get 2 keeper size specs along with a bunch of smaller ones.


Everyday out there looked like this.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/benschulz001/IMG_3376.jpg

I caught some of these.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/benschulz001/IMG_3394.jpg

But more of these

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/benschulz001/IMG_3391.jpg

Lunch spot on Goshen Prong trail

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/benschulz001/IMG_3406.jpg

My wife looking for salamanders

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm283/benschulz001/IMG_3411.jpg



This was only my second time fishing in the park. I don't know if it was beginners luck or if it is always this good but I stopped counting at 10 fish. I only used two flies...an orange stimulator and a greenie weenie. It was kinda funny because my first cast in my first attempt to use a sub-surface lure (GW) I caught one.

I had so much fun pulling in these fish. I now know that the bigger the fish, the bigger the thrill but I'm gonna be pretty content with the journey to the spot and having fun while catching the little ones.

pineman19
10-19-2010, 08:56 PM
Great pics and nice report. I haven't been to 23 since they first reopened Goshen Prong. Beautiful area and good fishing to boot!

Neal

JoeFred
10-20-2010, 08:53 AM
Nice! :smile:

JF

gmreeves
10-20-2010, 09:01 AM
Sometimes bigger fish don't produce the bigger thrill. Congratulations on a great trip!

Knothead
10-20-2010, 09:03 AM
Nice trip and great fishing! My invitation must have been eaten by a carnivorous computer bug. ;)
I was hoping to camp in the park this fall but family issues took precedence. Maybe next spring????

Scott H.
10-20-2010, 09:36 AM
Nice pictures and good-looking fish.

It sounds like you guys had a great time.

Thanks for sharing the report with us.



Scott

Mac
10-20-2010, 11:00 AM
Look at all the leaves that have already fallen. That did not take long.

Excellent pictures and thanks for the post. :smile:

Chuckwalla
10-20-2010, 12:49 PM
Sweet! Nice trip.

Rog 1
10-20-2010, 05:02 PM
I cut my trout fishing teeth on Fish Camp Prong and it is always a treat when someone posts photos of some of my favorite water....keep wanting to pack in there for one more trip cause it just about kills me to do a day trip up there anymore....thanks for the memories...