12/9: The last day of Summer
I was excited on Sunday when I read the fishing report and Byron reported that it was overcast. As I was headed to the park, I could tell that the clouds were moving over to NC. By the time I got to Tremont it was party cloudy/somewhat sunny. I hiked in a good while and dropped down to start fishing.
The clouds and warm water temps had caused the fish to move out into an active feeding pattern.
I quickly picked up this guy:
Sunny Stream in Dec
Later I manged this one:
You were constantly reminded that the weather was about to change when every once in a while, a cold wind would blow down from the mountains
It sometimes looked and felt like the rain wouldn't wait until the night
Obligatory small fish pic
Well when I got back to my car it was 5:05. I had students waiting for a review for their final at 6, so I had to leave by 5:15. THat means 10 minutes of fishing by the parking lot....
At this point I hooked in to a really good sized rainbow... probably between 12-14", well that's my best guess since he threw the hook about as I was retreiving him from the water! - wish I had had a net THAT time.
So now it's 5:15. Overall pretty good fishing day. Big fish hook up right at the end. Time to go. What to do?
Needless to say I showed up at my review at 6:30 instead of at 6 :biggrin:
Wish I could have gone fishing in the rain on Mon. The water temps probably would have been good enough and I bet the fishing was good. It was still fun to push winter back for a good 10 days in Dec.
Great report! I have been wanting to hear some recent stories as the weather forecast for TN had my excited for a few days. Glad you got out and had some more "summer" fishing!!!
Another great post with pics. I hate you lost the big one. Were they still taking dries good?
All dries. All day. It was a pretty good time. That grey neversink was a winner. the good fishing lately Makes me tempted to try my hand at some high-sticking this weekend.
I was up on the first week of November and had a great time on dries. I believe it was sept when I was up with a friend and we caught 40 on all dries over on elkmomt. Your pics are great quality do you mind disclosing the creek you were on
Sorry I went back and seen you posted tremont on your first post.
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