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tennswede 04-06-2008 08:30 PM

Tough day in the park
Water was on the high side at Elkmont this PM. decided to try a back up which I go to when I encounter high water. I rigged up and though the stream was awful slow. Sure enough, I was fishing behind someone. Oh well, I went to my third option. West Prong of Little Pigeon. I decided to go way down to the park boundary below park headquarters. The river was on the high side even this low. I was able to fish at a few runs and caught three small rainbows. I took the water temp and it was about 53 degrees. A beautiful day but not very productive. It looked like all the park was overrun with visitors today. I think everybody was ready for a sunny day in the park.

jwebb541 04-06-2008 08:56 PM did decent at Elkmont this evening. Hiked up with the wife quite a ways before I started. The water was high but clear. Ended up catching 12 to 15 in around an hour. Missed quite a few as well.

Barbara 04-06-2008 10:35 PM

Were you fishing a bead head nymph? Looks like it in the picture. I fished above Tremont this afternoon. Got 4 rainbow, 1 on dry fly and rest on the dropper nymph. There were lots of bugs coming off the water but only twice did I see trout feed top water.

jwebb541 04-06-2008 11:27 PM

bead head prince along with a march brown wet fly. Saw action on both

AKSkim 04-07-2008 09:55 AM

Abrams Creek
I believe that I once read on this board when all the streams are up and running that Abrams Creek is the stream to hit. I also read because it clears much faster than the rest.

Is this true?

.... remember on my intro I said I was just buttering you up to get some of your sweet spot locations out of you? Well....

As always, more than willing to learn.

AK Skim

David Knapp 04-07-2008 10:18 AM

Abrams usually fishes well for me when the water is up, particularly in the summer, but you have to remember that it is a dangerous stream. When the water is up, it really helps to know the section that you are fishing so you know where it is safe to wade...

Barbara 04-07-2008 09:14 PM

I fished below Metcalf Bottom today and was surprised that the water flow was still strong and the temp was just 50 degrees. This was about noon. I was planning on going to Elkmont but decided to go back lower hoping the water temp would be better.

Did anybody fish Elkmont today? I want to go up Little River trail tomorrow but don't know if the water will be too high and too cold??

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