How to make a proper post
Some of you folks need to spend a little less time behind your computers and a little more time getting your feet wet.
This is a re-post of a fishing trip I took last weekend. I had originally posted it on a hunting forum that I participate in. It's fequented by bass fishermen, and I feel it's my duty to inject a little culture into their lives (This is internet sarcasm. If anyone needs a little more culture in their lives, it's probably me). I apologize to those that have already seen it. I have edited out a few pictures from the original post.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park encompasses 521,086 acres of land.
There are over 2,100 miles of streams.
In 2011 it had just over 9,000,000 visitors.
I would make a conservative guestimate that less than 1% got more than 200 yards from their vehicle.
On with the report.
With the weather cooperating and nothing better to do on a Saturday, I headed to the park to try and catch some fish. I got to the trailhead and none of the cars appeared to be fishermen. After slipping into my waders and stringing up my rod I hit the trail.
It went up...
I really should be watching my step and not taking pictures. One wrong step and I'm not coming to a stop until I hit the river below.
After a 1.14 mile hike,
I find the nectar of the gods.
The fishing is tight in this stretch.
But underneath all this rhododendron are these little jewels.
Sometimes the canopy would open up into promising little runs.
And I would catch some of these.
A pool like this is a brook trout fisherman's dream.
To be continued in the next frame................. (Still too many pictures)
I truelly hate to fish this place in the heat of the summer. It's rattlesnake heaven and with all the deadfalls and waterfalls that a fisherman has to climb over and up, I can't concentrate on fishing. (I personally think this is where TWRA gets their stock for the poisonous snake reintroduction programs)
At one point, I was so intently fishing, I had forgotten to pay attention to my surroundings. When I looked up I realized that I was surrounded by giants.
Some were from days past.
This little guy's eyes were bigger than his stomach.
I hope you enjoyed my trip.
I was mistaken. A proper post would have exactly 12 pictures. That is the maximum amount permitted by this board to fit in a single entry.
Excellent post. That is how it should be done.
Very nice Buzz thanks for bringing the good stuff back!
Most excellent buzz.
I hope I can follow up with a similar report tomorrow evening.....work permitting.
Very cool. It's funny too because my brother in law is a baitcaster and had no idea that the park actually held large fish as well. I caught a nice little 15" bow on my last trip to his suprise. When I told him the kind of stuff David Knapp a few others were catching he could hardly believe it. He goes with me to the park on occasion but never catches anything. I think he is fairly interested at this point so I may have a new fishing partner to add when I come up on occasion.
Thank you for taking the time to make this post. Sitting here at the office eating lunch and reading about your trip and seeing your pictures made my day.
Can't wait until it's my turn to go again. :redface:
great trip, Buzz, thanks for sharing and for setting the "post parameters"
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