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spotlight 02-17-2012 07:43 PM

Fishing report 2-17-12
So took the day off from work today and figured it would be as good a day as any to get to the river. I started out with a quick stop to see Daniel at LRO and grab a few nymphs....the ones that produced "zero" fish I might add. I must say the weather was absolutely perfect!

I decided to try a Tellico nymph with a few split shot at one of my favorite runs and got no strikes. I tried another run same result nothing the water temp was 42 degrees at 12:30 I tried a few more casts still nothing...then to my surprise I started seeing hatches...I was like what? this is February.

Well, low and behold there were some what looked like blue wing olives and Quill Gordons coming off and I started to see rises....I thought great I have Quills.....NOT! my spring fly box was at home on my I decided on a march brown.....and that's when the fun started!
This was one was on my first cast....and they just kept hitting and I mean hard and fast. Nearly every cast has a rise..... in this photo you can see the march brown. even got a chance to try out my waterproof drop proof/idiot proof camera..

The weather couldn't have been better! A day on the stream sure did recharge my batteries. I only seen a hand full of fishermen and caught 2 fish from the same run and not a single rainbow of the 10 fish to hand. I stopped back in to LRO to chat with Daniel and found out he has a horse that sure and ask him about this one! it was surely a nice day in the Smokies I sure hope this is a sign of what is to come in the spring!

BlueRaiderFan 02-17-2012 07:49 PM

It's official: I hate you :biggrin:

Rob Johnson 02-17-2012 09:11 PM

Amazing. I guess you guys will catch them all before I have a chance to get down thare.

David Knapp 02-17-2012 11:30 PM

Kevin, looks like a great time out on the water! Great to see so many browns...

spotlight 02-18-2012 12:14 AM

Dwayne....that's just comical.....Rob I set them all free so there will be a plenty for everyone I am sure...David looking forward to seeing your fly tying skills on Sunday....

Grannyknot 02-18-2012 10:27 AM

Good to see a fishing report from you wild man. I thought you had joined some sort of motorcycle gang. Why don't you plan us a backcountry adventure this spring that doesn't involve monsoons? Awesome fish dude.

spotlight 02-18-2012 10:36 AM

Cody, send me an e-mail so I will have your address....I sent Grouseman & Crockett a e-mail with trip plans and asked Jason to forward it to you but he didn't have your e-mail.....I got a good one cooked up.:biggrin:

Knothead 02-18-2012 12:07 PM

Nice! Going by the rod grip and seat- approx. 11 inches total. I'm jealous.

Crockett 02-19-2012 11:39 AM

I am with Cody on this one I thought you had sold off all your watersport gear and headed out to live on the Dragon terrorizing people in automobiles. Thanks man for the awesome report I got out yesterday and caught a couple of specks on the NC side with my son. We definitely need to do a trip this spring.

Scott H. 02-19-2012 05:07 PM

Great to see a report from you. I still need to get up there to fish with you!


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