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buzzmcmanus 03-20-2010 07:33 PM

I decided to slip up into the park and fish today. While driving down the road, every pull-off either a fisherman of a kid chunking rocks into it. It was pretty easy to decide that I needed to head "up high" and fish for the fish that take a little effort to access. I knew most people wouldn't take the effort to get to where I wanted to fish. I was right, and was rewarded for the effort. I got steamside and was fishing by 1:00. I rigged up with my regular olive size 16 caddis fly with a size 18 BHPT dropped off it. By 2:00 I had not had a single look at the caddis fly, but had caught 4-5 on the dropper. At 2:30 I was catching enough fish on the caddis fly, I clipped off the dropper because I was tired of untangling it. Around 3:00 I was getting a rise, or take in every fishy looking pool. This continued until 5:00 when I was starting to get hungry and and was getting sloppy with my wading. I was in a place where getting hurt wasn't an option.

Looks like a good place for a fish to be.
It was

I've got 10 pictures to post, and it will only alow me to post 8, so look for my next post for more pictures.

buzzmcmanus 03-20-2010 07:36 PM

3/20/2010 continued
Here's a few more pictures from the trip.

There was also alot of recent hog sign around. You could see some recent rooting and one area in particular smelled like a hog lot. This was the stuff that gets me excited when I'm hunting them. There was even sign in the coyote ****. It was full of hair, almost like they have been eating nothing but pigs.

oldhickory 03-20-2010 08:19 PM

Man! I'm reeally needing a mountain fix! Good shots. Nice looking brookies.


ifish4wildtrout 03-20-2010 08:29 PM

Great pics, looks like an awesome day. Look the brookies.

Murray trout bum 03-20-2010 08:55 PM

Good ideal on fishing the out of the way creeks. The brookies seem to be very plump. What more could could a man ask for. :smile:

tlshealy 03-20-2010 09:36 PM

Beautiful fish and a beautiful stream, thanks for sharing, I hope to be heading down that way soon, I'm jealous of you local guys!

GrouseMan77 03-20-2010 10:50 PM

Nice job Buzz. Glad you were able to get away from the rock chunkers.

flyguys 03-21-2010 09:01 AM

To be within a few minutes drive of the park and its rivers and wildlife is dream come true for me and my family! Keep the pictures and stories coming, It keeps us flatlanders from pulling our hair out! Thanks for the post. flyguys

Speck Lover 03-21-2010 09:28 AM

Awesome specks buzzmcmanus! Do you know what the water temperature was "up high"?

WVBrookie 03-21-2010 09:30 AM

Good deal!!

The caddis/BHPT is my go to combo.


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