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David Knapp
03-22-2011, 02:48 PM
I made it up to Elkmont this past weekend and enjoyed a couple of days of fishing. The first day was great as I fished various spots along the road that I enjoy. The numbers of fish caught were not particularly incredible, but I did manage some quality fish. Several browns came to hand up to about 13-14 inches and the weather was gorgeous so I can't complain. The largest browns didn't seem to want their picture taken and escaped before I could get good pictures.

On the second day, I met up with Spotlight from this board to hike up above Elkmont in search of hatches and rising trout. We hit several nice pools and finally got in a good pocket water stretch and started to seriously work the water. The high point of the day for me was hooking a nice 15-16 inch brown on a nymph.

We found good numbers of insects hatching, predominantly brown stoneflies but also decent numbers of Quill Gordons and a few Blue Quills. The fish were rising although not as enthusiastically as I had hoped. The majority of my fish ended up coming on various nymphs because the action was much more consistent that way for me...

One interesting thing that happened was I caught a small YOY brookie at the bridge over LR just below the Huskey Gap Trail. That was easily the lowest I have ever caught a brookie on LR but not as low as the one that Buzzmcmanus posted yesterday. Very interesting to see specs showing up this low on LR...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_5602.jpg

Anyways, here are a few pictures of the scenery and fish...

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Spotlight working a nice run...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_5642.jpg


His reward...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_5700.jpg


My best fish of the weekend...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_5612.jpg

Crockett
03-22-2011, 03:30 PM
Great report David and I am sorry you had to fish with spotlight. Just kidding he is a great guy and lots of fun. Where is that bridge at? I can't picture it on the LR trail. Looks like the goshen gate bridge but the water is way too low under it and the surrounding terrain doesn't look right.

spotlight
03-22-2011, 03:38 PM
Great report David and I am sorry you had to fish with spotlight.

Adam, Don't be tellin lies:eek: and yeah that is the Goshen Gate I love the angle David got of it in that photo. David takes some great photos and is much fun to fish with. Thanks David for a great trip!

Crockett
03-22-2011, 03:43 PM
Adam, Don't be tellin lies:eek: and yeah that is the Goshen Gate I love the angle ho got of it in that photo. David takes some great photos and is much fun to fish with. Thanks David for a great trip!

Man there was so much water under it when we were there a week ago it looks like a totally different spot. You remember that trip where I got skunked and wussed out and left cause I was cold and broke a nail and all.

JohnH0802
03-22-2011, 03:46 PM
Great report and great fish. I will be fishing the NC side starting on Sunday through Wed....hope we have some decent weather, although it would be nice to have some of your good fortune to boot!

rbreedi1
03-22-2011, 07:48 PM
Awesome pics and great looking fish!

ChemEAngler
03-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Great report and pics David. While we were walking in this afternoon we were talking amongst ourselves, "So, I wonder where Plateau Angler is fishing today?" :biggrin:

Guess you were already back at work.

David Knapp
03-22-2011, 10:50 PM
Great report and pics David. While we were walking in this afternoon we were talking amongst ourselves, "So, I wonder where Plateau Angler is fishing today?" :biggrin:

Guess you were already back at work.

Yeah, unfortunately back to work now...this nice weather has me trying to figure out how to play hooky though...:rolleyes: :biggrin:

BlueRaiderFan
03-22-2011, 11:24 PM
Wow David! What was the length on that brown 18"?

David Knapp
03-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Wow David! What was the length on that brown 18"?

It was between 15"-16"...

BlueRaiderFan
03-23-2011, 11:25 AM
Ah...Now you know to deduct 2-3 inches off my estimates :biggrin:

David Knapp
03-23-2011, 11:46 AM
Ah...Now you know to deduct 2-3 inches off my estimates :biggrin:

LOL, now thats funny...:biggrin: