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duckypaddler 08-27-2013 01:33 PM

Opening Day in the Greenbrier
 
Saturday I decided last minute that I would go fishing. Afterall, it was opening day for the Greenbrier road, and the fish have had rest and no sore lips for a couple of weeks.

I tried to get the usual suspects to fish, but some were out of town, had plans, while another chose picnicking over fishing:eek: I even texted a few LRO members but they already were on the water, or hanging with family. So off I drove to the mountains.

In trying to keep my post more "proper" here is the shot on the way.

Don't see these everyday!

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And if that's not familiar I bet this is. Least I was turning in Sevierville

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps15ab51a5.jpg

Now I'm supposed to give you a hint shot. I call this Big Tree on top of Big Rock

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psdef8ed0f.jpg

Not sure why I'm supposed to put this next pic but here goes.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...addler/009.jpg

It felt nice and cool in that last shot:rolleyes:

I didn't take a pic of the trail, but there was a deer crossing the road at the trailhead. Hope that's good enough

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3e2a0980.jpg

I put in a little lower than I typically put in. After 10 minutes of some sketchy climbing which included a 5 foot leap over a 15-20 foot drop I soon realized why Freddie had his in point a bit upstream. Didn't take a pic until I was above it

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psb9b231fc.jpg

Sweet water right above it. The first hole I first fished is in the background of the above shot.

Not much of a start but a start none the less

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psdc3b2b64.jpg

And my first Brookie

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psc878bfcf.jpg

Here's you some waterfall and plunge pools

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3a0b3efb.jpg

And back downstream

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5affbab0.jpg

Will continue

duckypaddler 08-27-2013 01:48 PM

Saw a cool Woolly Worm on some moss on a rock midstream.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psbf8b13db.jpg

The fishing was awesome. I had been wondering why I haven't had many days with really big numbers this year as opposed to the last:confused: Then I figured it out as I was reeling in fish after fish, I haven't been fishing by myself much this year:rolleyes:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps10c48ece.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psc1b311a8.jpg

Then I had something weird happen There was a midstream boulder that has a washtub shape which held 4 inches or so of water. It was 2 feet above current water level. I'm not sure if I caught a double and one flung off into the pool or if one was previously trapped there. But as I was taking a fish off I notice the other fish. I took there pictures then released them to the main stream

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps29d43edf.jpg

They were mostly hitting the dry, but just enough on the dropper to make you keep it on

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1a473665.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps79105840.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psb9fce071.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...psb53c1d8c.jpg

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So many hole to fish. I had to pass up a bunch of them because I was already going slow. 2-3 fish per hole will do that to you;)

duckypaddler 08-27-2013 01:51 PM

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http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps047cd94a.jpg

Just One more hole

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/...ps699effe3.jpg

Brownie 08-27-2013 02:11 PM

Thanks for the report Ducky and the great pictures, looks like the fish have sore lips again !

duckypaddler 08-27-2013 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brownie (Post 107828)
Thanks for the report Ducky and the great pictures, looks like the fish have sore lips again !

Only 60-80 of them:rolleyes: That meant I left 95+% of them untouched for Nathan on Sunday:smile:

David Knapp 08-27-2013 03:53 PM

Man I miss that area! Thanks for sharing such a great trip. Those solo days can be very rewarding in their own way...

NDuncan 08-27-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duckypaddler (Post 107830)
Only 60-80 of them:rolleyes: That meant I left 95+% of them untouched for Nathan on Sunday:smile:


and yet only two hit the neversink on sunday....kind of like they had recently seen that...hmmmm.

The pink weenie on the other hand!

duckypaddler 08-27-2013 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NDuncan (Post 107833)
and yet only two hit the neversink on sunday....kind of like they had recently seen that...hmmmm.

The pink weenie on the other hand!

I used a yellowhammer dropper all day. I know if I hadn't seen pink in weeks I'd be after it.

tlshealy 08-27-2013 08:13 PM

Great post DP, great pics, even the ones driving in bring back a lot of trips. I know what you mean about fishing by yourself, I've taken my brother up there a couple of times, and of course being a good guide, he caught more than I did. Thanks for posting.
Tad

ChemEAngler 08-27-2013 09:26 PM

Excellent report DP!


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