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duckypaddler 05-02-2012 10:02 PM

I wish this was my backyard
 
If I lived here I certainly wouldn't be dreaming about the Clinch;)

A lovely day in the Greenbrier. The fishing was excellent, and the weather was perfect. After a short hike I battled with the poison ivy and the rhodo and worked my way to the creek. My first cast landed me my longest fish of the day. It was about 11.5 inches:smile:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4240.jpg

This was the scene above the first pool I fished.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4241.jpg

The picture doesn't show it all that well, but there was quite a hatch coming off above this pool. A good sign for the day

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4244.jpg


I called this one Fat Boy, and he gave a great fight with 4 leaps out of the water

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4247.jpg

Byron keeps on telling everyone to fish a green weenie - What's that guy thinking:rolleyes:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4249.jpg


Caught some more of these guys

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4251.jpg

But was really looking for this guy

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4253.jpg


Did I mention the scenery wasn't to hard to look at either

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4254.jpg

I finish in next post:biggrin:

duckypaddler 05-02-2012 10:24 PM

Continued
 
With my ziplock full of rainbows, I was glad I was entering Brookie land as this was what I was after. She was subtle in color except for her beautiful polka dots

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4258.jpg


And this one was a bit bolder in color

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4261.jpg


I was lost in a blissfull daze of beauty and fish. It was like a great dream:biggrin:


http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4260.jpg


And like in a great dream I landed my monster Brookie. Somewhere around 9 1/4"

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4267.jpg

I caught some more beauties, and was glad they were starting to hit the dry at a good rate (still not enough to make me drop the dropper)

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4268.jpg


And then this beauty showed up, and gave a great fight running from one undercut rock to another, then down to the next pool. It felt like tailwater fishing:rolleyes:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4271.jpg

It a tough life fishing water like this - but I guess someone's got to do it;)

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMGP4273.jpg

I broke off my fly about 100 yards down from where the stream hit the trail and decided to call it a day. While it wasn't one of those days where you can catch multiples in a pool, it was some great fishing and you won't find me complaing a bit.

Well that all changed when I got into cell range and got a voicemail from the wife saying the water heater exploded all over the garage around 1:30. Now I have no hot water tonight, and need to take a bath Mt. Leconte Lodge style with a bucket and rag:(. I'll try to keep my great day in my mind and keep my complaining to a minimum.:biggrin:

And Corbo - I hope you appreciate my sarcasm. I wish I could make you younger or heal your foot because you have a precious gem in your backyard.

ChemEAngler 05-02-2012 10:45 PM

Ducky,

Once again another fantastic report. Congrats on a great day and some sizeable trout.

AL trout bum 05-03-2012 12:00 AM

I like that a lot! It's been around 9 months since I've held a wild brookie. I need to change that......

tlshealy 05-03-2012 05:09 AM

Ducky,
Great report and nice fish, makes me sad that its 7.5 hrs from my back yard. Thanks for sharing.
Tad

Knothead 05-03-2012 08:09 AM

Thanks for the story and the great pix! Yep, it's tough but someone's got to do it. What is the pink fly I see?

Crockett 05-03-2012 08:25 AM

Great report man! Love the pics of those plunge pools makes ones mouth water.

duckypaddler 05-03-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knothead (Post 100520)
What is the pink fly I see?

I photoshop them into all my pics just to throw you guys off:rolleyes:

David Knapp 05-03-2012 09:45 AM

Man, you got a big rainbow AND a really nice brookie in the same trip. Looks like you had them figured out. Good work!

Mac 05-03-2012 12:48 PM

I concur with wishing that was my backyard, i even wish i lived as close as, lets say Knoxville. :rolleyes:

Great report and thanks for taking the time to share.


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