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mtnman2888
07-23-2007, 06:14 AM
Hello all, made mention to matt the other day about a backcountry trip i had thought about taking and was wondering if some others were interested in giving it a shot. I know it's kinda short notice for some, but it will be a brookie trip so i don't want to wait too long and it breaks off cold. The trip will be on the nc side of the park fishing a very remote, and rather large brookie stream (pretty sure the largest in the park). The hike is relatively short, 5 miles to the campsite at the most, and fishing could give us a relatively good chance of catching a large brook trout and fishing water that hasn't been fished in a while. The only way to access this stream is via the 4-5 mile hike, so we will most likely see very few, if any, people.

If anyone is interested, let me know or shoot me an email at mtnman2888@yahoo.com. I was hoping a small group would come together and we could do it. Have a great day.

Craig

mtnman2888
07-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Not many biters so far, am i really that unpopular? Maybe my ex was right.........

Come on guys, i thought i could get a few of you to join us.

Craig

ijsouth
07-24-2007, 09:24 PM
I'd love to, but I doubt I can swing it...the kids will be starting back in school, plus we aren't really outfitted for camping (yet, that will change soon)...I think I know which stream you're talking about - if we're able to make it up there before school starts, we might sample it. It sounds wonderful.

Vern
07-24-2007, 10:27 PM
I would love to go, BUt (there is always a but) Gaintfish will proably have a cross country meet. Plus after this weekend and trying to keep up with Gaintfish on the single track trails I have to get into better shape before my next backcountry trip. It would be great If we planed a backcountry outing to coinside with another cook out next spring. Whats the elevation like?

mtnman2888
07-25-2007, 04:44 AM
It's ok, i just thought there would be a few people interested in going. The elevation is about 4000' roughly with the mountains surrounding reaching over 5000'. I'm hoping to make it up there, as i really believe that this would make for an outstanding camping trip.

Craig

David Knapp
07-25-2007, 08:11 AM
I would be very interested in this trip sometime. Bad timing for now though as I'll have just got back to school....

scflyfisher
07-25-2007, 09:09 AM
Craig,

Refresh my memory, were you talking about a full weekend trip, or just a one nighter? I'll check my calender and see what I've got going on. The only issue for me could be that weekend is Labor Day weekend, and I'm not sure I'll be able to convince my wife that I have to leave her on a holiday weekend to go camping and fishing. I'll keep you posted on the camping trip, and we can get started on planning our next saturday fishing trip before too long.

Matt

mtnman2888
07-25-2007, 09:27 AM
Is that labor day weekend?? I didn't even look, if it is then we can postpone it a week or so, or even do it a week earlier. It's really whatever y'all want to do. I'm up for either a one nighter or all weekend, again, it's up to whatever y'all want.

By the way matt, anytime you want to go fishing on a saturday again just let me know, i go every week. Guess i'm going to go this week, too, just don't know where yet. You're more than welcome to come if you want and have nothing planned.

Craig

scflyfisher
07-25-2007, 10:11 AM
Craig,

Unortunately I'm headed to atlanta this weekend. I'm also going to be out of town the weekend before Labor Day. If you get some guys together that want to do the camping trip the weekend before, then go for it. I do not want the groups plans to be changed based on my plans. I definitely want to do the camping thing sometime. I'll just keep in touch with you about the planning and see what happens. I'll be looking for your fishing report from this coming saturday when I get back in town. Have a good time.

Matt

sammcdonald
07-25-2007, 04:48 PM
i gotta work and inform the visitors...and celebrate that the numbers of them are gonna get smaller after labor day.

prouse@insightbb.com
07-26-2007, 10:42 AM
Im thinkin about heading down for the weekend, maybe tomorrow...any recommendations on good fishing in higher elevation, away from the crowds if possible?

streamguy
07-27-2007, 12:06 PM
Are you still thinking about a back country trip?

Jswitow
07-27-2007, 02:16 PM
Craig,
Wish I could go, life with a wife and son though says I don't get too many weekend trips away. What is the starting elevation if the stream is at 4,000 feet. Of course I am trying to figure out which stream you're talking about!

Try one of these maybe up Hazel later in the fall, maybe early November (not the first that is my son's birhday) Maybe the weekend of the 10th? Might be some lake run browns in the stream then. Just a thought.

Thanks for the invitation,
John

mtnman2888
07-27-2007, 02:58 PM
We could work something out for later on john, sounds good to me! I am still thinking of going, but so far there's not many people interested, but i do think that matt is gonna try and make it, but we'll see.

Craig

ccmmcc
07-27-2007, 04:46 PM
My fishing partner and I might be interested if you are going to go a week or two after Labor Day weekend. If you are set on going Labor Day weekend, I may still be able to swing it.

mtnman2888
07-28-2007, 05:28 AM
It looks like it will be labor day weekend, as of right now at least. I think that swipper is going to try and go, as well as scflyfisher.

Craig

Jswitow
07-28-2007, 09:20 AM
Hey don't ever put off something you can get to today, especially not fishing! And 3 or 4 people is plenty. Really 2 is plenty
I will keep an eye on this thread for the possibility of the November trip.
Tight lines,
John

jgduckhunter
07-29-2007, 07:51 PM
i'll fish if this is open to anyone i'm laid up right now recovering from a wreck it would be nice to have a trip to tie flies for. Contact me at jgduckhunter@yahoo.

ijsouth
07-29-2007, 07:58 PM
I will keep an eye on this thread for the possibility of the November trip.
Tight lines,
John

I'm open to that possibility, too...by then, I'll have some more leave built up. Our payroll folks came to me last week and informed me that I had reached a '0' balance of vacation hours - a testament to how much I've fished in the Smokies this year. By November, I'll have some time built up, and my oldest will be done with soccer - I was hoping to get up there at least once this fall anyway.

scflyfisher
07-29-2007, 08:00 PM
Craig,

I'm actually not sure that I can make it Labor Day weekend. My wife has Labor Day off, and I don't think I can abandon her on a holiday weekend. About the only chance I would have is if it was just a one nighter, then maybe I could try to swing it. However, I'm not sure this is the type of trip that you only want to do one night. This seems like the type of thing best enjoyed for multiple nights. If you get several people for that weekend, don't worry about me. I really want to do it, but the holiday is just not the best time for me. All this being said, I really do want to be a part of one of these trips this year before it gets cold. Keep me posted.


Did you fish this weekend?

Matt

Oldman
08-01-2007, 06:37 AM
If yall are going where I think you are, its a reserved site and you had better reserve it the earliest ya can. It also has room for maybe 3 tents. It is very tight.