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duckypaddler
04-24-2013, 08:32 AM
Surely you didn't think I'm referring to UT sports:eek:

This is the Orange and White I'm referring to, just by the hair of my Finny fin fin:smile:

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It had been at least a month and a half since I had my fishing pole in the Smokies, and glad to be back out there. Fishing had been slower lately and I tried to manage expectations. I told my self if I caught a dozen fish I would call it a good day. Luckily mother nature would let us do much better this beautiful Spring afternoon.

I think this shot is required on any fishing report of this area so here goes

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Don't let the decent amount of water fool you. The other feeder seemed to be the major feeder today, and water levels were perfect. The forest floor was full of Spring beauty

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Once we hiked up a bit higher these guys started to appear in good numbers. Here are some in the high water channel with bulbs exposed

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Other mandatory picture - First fish of the day

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While the feeding was is no way like a Spring frenzy that will make even the least skilled caster feel like a pro, the fishing was consistant and kept me smiling through the day. This next guy had an dent in front of his eye that made me wonder if a hook or predator had met this guy before.

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One of my better fish of the day. 50/50 action between the dry and dropper.

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Just a lovely day to soak up Spring!

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And a few more of the intended target of the day.

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Continued in next post

duckypaddler
04-24-2013, 08:46 AM
The action was good. My buddy trey like to fish by himself so we left him down river, while Nathan and I worked our way up into the headwaters. Nathan was supposed to leap frog me and get some fresh water, but seemed to give me way more of the fresh water, and there were weveral hours I didn't even see him. I still haven't figured out if he's just really nice or dumb:eek:. Hopefully he can get more of the fresh water next outing:smile:

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Glad the winter is finally over, and it's back to fishing time in Tennessee. Get out there and get you some!

NDuncan
04-24-2013, 08:59 AM
I still haven't figured out if he's just really nice or dumb:eek:.

Can't it be both?:rolleyes:

Stonefly
04-24-2013, 10:08 AM
Ducky -

Really nice. Purty fishes. Pink Weenie, huh?

steve

duckypaddler
04-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Ducky -

Really nice. Purty fishes. Pink Weenie, huh?

steve

Yeah, had a Parachute Adams with the pink weenie dropper all day. Never had to change it out:biggrin: Saw yellow sallies and stoneflies also so I'm sure I'll be back to the neversink as soon.

pmike
04-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Loved the pics, great report!

Mike

NDuncan
04-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Yeah, had a Parachute Adams with the pink weenie dropper all day. Never had to change it out:biggrin: Saw yellow sallies and stoneflies also so I'm sure I'll be back to the neversink as soon.

I caught pretty much all mine on the yellow neversink

David Knapp
04-24-2013, 12:30 PM
Love it! Spring on the small streams is so much fun! Glad you guys had a good time and thanks for sharing your time on the water with the rest of us!

Crockett
04-24-2013, 02:12 PM
If I had to guess I bet fishing fresh water is just too easy for Nathan. He probably likes the challenge of fishing behind someone ha.

JoeFred
04-24-2013, 06:41 PM
What a great post! Thanks for sharing.

Breck
04-24-2013, 08:57 PM
DP,

Thank You for the awesome post. What camera are you using?

Breck

NDuncan
04-24-2013, 10:17 PM
If I had to guess I bet fishing fresh water is just too easy for Nathan. He probably likes the challenge of fishing behind someone ha.

Or I'm just clueless, but we will go with your theory...

Really what happened is I would leap frog in front and then fish so slowly that I never would catch up. I kept sayin I would jump a head when I caught up with wet boot prints, but I never saw them! Oh well it was an awesome day. I still caught 20 ish fish, which I was happy with. Oh and my 2013 tally is now up to 20 days fishing in the smokies, so only 80 to go!!!

duckypaddler
04-25-2013, 08:33 AM
DP,

Thank You for the awesome post. What camera are you using?

Breck

Pentax W20 - Waterproof, 4.8 oz, and only cost me $20 on amazon:biggrin:

Not nearly as nice as you guys that carry big glass, but decent enough

tnflyfisher
04-25-2013, 02:22 PM
If I had to guess I bet fishing fresh water is just too easy for Nathan. He probably likes the challenge of fishing behind someone ha.

He's not the only one... :rolleyes:

Nice fish DP!


Tight Lines,