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AL trout bum
08-29-2012, 12:50 PM
I am curious to see what others have caught in the park. I think we could all use a little more fish ****. Post up a pic of your best park-caught rainbow, brown, and brookie. I am relatively new to the game up there, but here are my largest two brookies, caught about a year apart in the same stream.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k534/mrl0004/SMNP25copy2.jpg
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k534/mrl0004/P8250055copy.jpg

I have yet to even catch a brown in the park, and I've only caught a couple of rainbows, so my sample size isn't large there.
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k534/mrl0004/P8260265copy.jpg
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k534/mrl0004/P8280057.jpg

No Hackle
08-29-2012, 01:48 PM
Those are great fish. I always wonder why the same waters produce larger than average fish. If you were going to paint a picture of a brookie it would be that first one. Awesome colors.
By the way should you be wearing a fine time piece like an Omega Fishing.:biggrin: Nice fish and nice watch.

Grannyknot
08-29-2012, 02:13 PM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh256/CodyEdrington/AnthonyCreek2-19001.jpg

NDuncan
08-29-2012, 02:27 PM
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae158/Nathan_Duncan/2011%2010%2027%20Gatlinburg/P1000923.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae158/Nathan_Duncan/Nov%2014%20Twentymile/DSCF3409.jpg

AL trout bum
08-29-2012, 02:33 PM
By the way should you be wearing a fine time piece like an Omega Fishing.:biggrin: Nice fish and nice watch.

Thanks. I should be ok unless there are some 1000ft deep plunge pools. :p

Although, I know it can take the beating, that's why I like them. Looks great with a suit, but can equally take a beating on headwater streams!

David Knapp
08-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Bait...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_2374-001.jpg

To catch nice fish like this...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_2414.jpg

ROCKRAWL
08-29-2012, 03:03 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii282/gmkayaker/73794C4B-8A25-447F-8F62-927BD9E00978-1548-000001441604A022.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii282/gmkayaker/27AE9B64-30F8-4828-BD26-A45CD510D0AB-1548-0000014429ED6596.jpg

ifish4wildtrout
08-30-2012, 12:39 AM
I have never really caught anything too big in GSMNP, but I mostly fish in Pisgah.

My biggest GSMNP brook, 4/29/12, sorry, I don't have a live pic.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/fourcats714/077.jpg

My biggest GSMNP rainbow, 3/28/12

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/fourcats714/006-13.jpg

My biggest GSMNP brown, 4/07/10, bad pic, fish was skinny but over 12 inches

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/fourcats714/dscf0170.jpg

BlueRaiderFan
08-30-2012, 07:43 AM
Brown:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eiv__hpmAj4/T53W6RrKYJI/AAAAAAAAAho/dXQqK-zk0bU/s400/Smokies+April+2012+211b.jpg

Bow:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hNJs-9KSiwY/T53T-iMpoGI/AAAAAAAAAhI/3SmZWvyOw6c/s400/Smokies+April+2012+230b.jpg

No brookies and these two (like most of my fish) were caught right by the road. ;)

BlueRaiderFan
08-30-2012, 07:46 AM
Bait...



To catch nice fish like this...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMG_2414.jpg

Most impressive, David. I've had rises from fish near this size, but can never seal the deal.

David Knapp
08-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Most impressive, David. I've had rises from fish near this size, but can never seal the deal.

That fish was an accident believe it or not. It was obviously a run up stocker but still fun to catch!

Troutman
08-30-2012, 11:20 AM
My favorites from over the years.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/9182010005-1.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/SD531667.jpg

probably not the biggest, but my most memorable rainbow. This pict was about 1999. A fun day of wading the little horseshoe on Abrams with my buddy Grampus one of the best fishermen I know. That river was a dry fly purist dream back then.


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/PICT0162.jpg

AL trout bum
08-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Gary, nice fish. But that brookie! :eek: That thing is huge!

yonder
08-30-2012, 03:00 PM
I don't have a pic......but, my first and largest SMP trout was a 15 inch brown caught not far upstream for smokemont campground some 15 years ago..........what a day..........:smile: I have had a couple of larger fish to rise, but never hooked and brought to hand........most of my fish are similar to the previous posts of the smaller fish.......but I enjoyed each and every one!!!!!!!

The Gubna
08-30-2012, 03:25 PM
I've only fished the park a handful of times, and never landed anything big, but my favorite day in the park included this brookie:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GgZTFBcx0bs/TIg4jnzzx_I/AAAAAAAAAJY/EjjcmfahJKU/s1600/P9050516.JPGhttp://southernhighlandsflyrod.blogspot.com/2010/05/hazel-creek-and-bone-valley.html

BlueRaiderFan
08-31-2012, 05:31 AM
That fish was an accident believe it or not. It was obviously a run up stocker but still fun to catch!


Still counts!

:biggrin:

BlueRaiderFan
08-31-2012, 05:34 AM
My favorites from over the years.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/9182010005-1.jpg




This for the win.

muskrat
08-31-2012, 08:02 PM
I was so happy when I caught this brookie this June in Cosby Creek.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm73/naturespride/SmokiesJune2012030.jpg
When I got back to our campsite I told my wife "OK we can go home now"
It was our first morning there :biggrin:

AL trout bum
09-01-2012, 02:26 AM
I know the feeling Muskrat. I never in all my wildest dreams think that I would get so much enjoyment, and be this obsessed with 5" fish. My g/f tells me that she had goldfish bigger than what I catch. :mad: Some people just don't get it, and thats ok. More streams for us!

Carolina Kudzu
09-01-2012, 04:12 PM
No pics, but largest GSMNP fish.

Brown - 15"
Ranibow- 13.5"
Brook - 10.5"

Dances with Trout
09-03-2012, 10:01 AM
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1010857.jpghttp://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1010865.jpg

tnflyfisher
09-03-2012, 12:07 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/kevinlanephotography/401.jpg


:cool:

AL trout bum
09-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Beautiful fish guys, keep 'em coming!

Dances w trout, that bow is breathtaking!

Bran
09-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Wowee boy!!! What some hogs!

Waterborn
09-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Last year I was fortunate to bring a few nice nice 20"+ browns to hand, but yesterday (Labor Day) manage to high stick this beauty on a a green weenie in Little River... love that fly! Conditions were perfect for the big ones to be wandering about....This one was over 22"... though I find all the fish in the park a blessing, this ones up there for sure.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j150/Waterbornjournal/IMG_20120903_120439-1.jpg

David Knapp
09-04-2012, 12:35 PM
Nice fish Waterborn!!! That's one beautiful and healthy looking brown for sure. I was watching the streamflows wishing I was back in TN to fish...glad you were able to take advantage!

Billy Knight
09-04-2012, 04:18 PM
I've got a couple nice pics of rainbows and browns caught in park. How do I post the pics? They are on my desktop. Here is a link to a video you guys might enjoy of my buddy and I fishing in the park. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSMIFn1JyhU
The camera died before we landed it. I have a pic of the mounted fish and a big rainbow caught on eagle creek but need to know how to post.

BlueRaiderFan
09-04-2012, 06:13 PM
When you are making a post, look for the icon (little image) above the box you are typing in. You will see a mountain with a yellow background. Click on that icon. The paste the link to your picture in the box that pops up. Easy as pie. What did those two fish in the video measure out to? Do you always keep large fish or was it just because they were trophy size?

AL trout bum
09-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Billy, create an account on photobucket. The you can click on the direct link tab under the pic you upload and add it here by clicking the image button and pasting the link in. If that doesn't make sense, watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYxAaFmbrL8

Billy Knight
09-05-2012, 07:49 AM
The two fish measured out to be 19 and 22.5. Thanks for your help.
http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii515/billy_knight_1/b8c16361.jpg http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii515/billy_knight_1/17675958.jpg

Waterborn
09-05-2012, 01:19 PM
Thanks David...sorry to hear of your having to leave the area, had hoped to hook up with ya and chase some of these big boys... but your playground now is not too shabby :) At any rate, am living the west vicariously through your blog, great stuff.

David Knapp
09-05-2012, 02:08 PM
Thanks David...sorry to hear of your having to leave the area, had hoped to hook up with ya and chase some of these big boys... but your playground now is not too shabby :) At any rate, am living the west vicariously through your blog, great stuff.

I'll be back!!! :biggrin: We should get together and fish sometime, maybe next March...you can locate all the big fish before I arrive... :rolleyes: :biggrin:

yonder
09-05-2012, 03:51 PM
The current evidence suggests that I retire my favorite 2 weight and employ a more "substantial" rod!!!!!!! Thanks for the reports......Nice pics........it gives us something to look foward to.........:smile:

No Hackle
09-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Not my largest brown, But the one that took me on the longest ride.This fish came just below the April pool.http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/<a href=http://s1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/lynn29hayes/?action=view&current=1700e9a9.jpg target=_blank>http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/lynn29hayes/th_1700e9a9.jpghttp://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/<a href=http://s1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/lynn29hayes/?action=view&current=1700e9a9.jpg target=_blank>[IMG]http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/lynn29hayes/th_1700e9a9.jpg Sorry cant get my photo to Attach.

No Hackle
09-05-2012, 07:56 PM
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/lynn29hayes/1700e9a9.jpg?t=1346889339

No Hackle
09-05-2012, 07:59 PM
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/lynn29hayes/1700e9a9.jpg?t=1346889339
Here we go. This fish measured about 23''. My largest fish was a 25''er from just above the spot I caught this one.

AL trout bum
09-05-2012, 10:42 PM
You guys with the big browns are killing me! :frown: (I am so jealous!)