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duckypaddler
10-22-2012, 01:45 PM
I had a wonderful time in the Smokies lately. Two weekends ago, NDuncan & I headed to Forney for an overnighter at campsite 69. Wednesday Freddie and I got to fish above Elkmont, and last weekend I got to take the family to Smokemont for the boys first overnighter at Smokemont. While some say to stay away this time of year, I can never get enough of the Smokies and find myself coming back again and again:biggrin:

I've been trying to get more reports up, but my twins seem to always have other plans:rolleyes:

After realizing the rains on Tuesday didn't really amount to anything we were just looking for a place that had some water to catch a few trout.
On the drive up we stopped at the most popular pool in the Smokies, and while we didn't see Lynn's 30 incher, we did see many fish. I saw 11 at one time, with one easily over 20 inches (and those were the ones we COULD see:eek:). We didn't even try to tempt these guys and headed up the trail to try and catch a few

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/001.jpg

Quickly realized it wasn't our territory and we could just visit.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/002.jpg

Hit the river and immediately the fishing was good:smile:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/005.jpg

For the next 20 minutes it was on! There was a point I caught 3 fish within 3 casts:biggrin:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/006.jpg


Some were hitting the dry and some were hitting the dropper


http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/007.jpg

I missed two nice fish, one of which was a beautiful Brown who taunted me as he flashed those polka dots at me. Neither of the big fish ever came back, even to look, after the first cast.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/008.jpg


Here Freddie works a nice run


http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/009.jpg

To be continued

duckypaddler
10-22-2012, 01:49 PM
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/011.jpg

And then nothing but some beautiful screnery, but the fish stopped biting:eek:

So home we went to live to fish another day

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q548/duckypaddler/Above%20Elkmont/012.jpg

David Knapp
10-22-2012, 02:44 PM
Great fish and nice pictures! I love that section of river when I want some fast paced action. You ever see any wet footprints or anything to explain the fish shutting down? I always get suspicious when fishing turns off that abruptly...

Mac
10-22-2012, 03:30 PM
Thanks for posting the report James, and your pictures are excellent. Wish i was out there with all the tree changing colors. Like you i can never get enough.

Keep them coming. ;)