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Shaggy 07-05-2010 05:24 PM

Deep Creek
I have been wanting to hike down Deep Creek Trail to 54 for a long time and finally decided to do it this weekend. I have to admit that I have long been fascinated by the reports I have read about the fishing on Deep Creek. I have been going to 23 and 24 on Little River for the past few years. I have to say that I was completely unaware of how much different Deep Creek is beginning with the trail itself. I am so sore today that I dont want to get off the couch. The hike out was brutal and only for those in really good physical condition!!! I will need to lose 20 or so more pounds before I try that hike again! I will also remember to go with a much lighter pack!

Other than the hike out it was a great trip! The fishing was fair, however, I spooked more fish than ever on this trip and need to work on my stealth a bit more. I saw quite few nice size fish go darting under rocks! I was also not prepared for the lack of entry spots to the river. It was difficult when fishing upstream and also looking for an "exit strategy". I caught quite a few small browns and rainbows, more browns than rainbows. There were surprisingly few people for it being a holiday weekend. I was also surprised at how much water was flowing compared to the little river.

I plan to hike in to 59 next. I assume that that hike is a little more forgiving to 38 year old out of shape fisherman!

Shaggy 07-05-2010 06:59 PM

Some Pics

Shaggy 07-05-2010 07:02 PM

Shaggy 07-05-2010 07:07 PM

I ran into this, not sure what it was all about.

Shaggy 07-05-2010 07:10 PM

ifish4wildtrout 07-05-2010 07:12 PM

Even if the fishing was only fair, it sounds like a good trip.

Did you go solo? Did you see any bears?

I have been planning a trip to #59 for a while, I have decided to head out in the morning. I was hoping to find a buddy, but I will be going in solo.

Shaggy 07-05-2010 07:16 PM for all of the bad photography, I need a new and better camera

Shaggy 07-05-2010 07:44 PM

I did go solo, however, there were others at the campsite. I did not see any bears or any wildlife though the others in the camp stated that they saw a rattler on the trail. Glad I missed that, the trail gets thick between 53 & 54 and I do not like not being able to see my feet!!! I like going in solo, however I will want company with me when do that trip next time.

Rodonthefly 07-05-2010 07:48 PM

Nice pics, looks like the blair witch has been down there fishin' to me.

ifish4wildtrout 07-05-2010 07:53 PM

You've inspired me to go in solo, but I really do hope I have a camp neighbor. I guess #59 is popular so there is a good chance. This will only be my third solo backcountry trip and it gets a little creepy out there.

I know what you mean about not being able to see you feet. I was following a little overgrown fisherman's trail at Pretty Hollow only to have a huge snake cross about a foot in front of me. I only saw him as I was about to step on him. :eek:

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