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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-13-2013, 12:15 PM
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Views: 890
Posted By TNBigBore
When I was there last weekend, the lake was way...

When I was there last weekend, the lake was way above summer pool level and it rained a lot more Sunday and Monday I think.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-15-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By TNBigBore
David, I am heading out to Colorado this...

David,

I am heading out to Colorado this year in late July with a 12 and 15 year old for their first Western fishing trip. Do you have any recommendations for some easy small/medium stream...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-15-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,104
Posted By TNBigBore
The streams of the Smokies are naturally more...

The streams of the Smokies are naturally more acidic than most Western, Northeastern and Upper Midwestern streams. This does not have as much to do with acid rain as does the parent rock formations...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By TNBigBore
Walter was the very first fisherman I interviewed...

Walter was the very first fisherman I interviewed during my creel survey of the Tellico and North Rivers in 1995-96. I watched him catch three fish from one pool as I walked up to him. I asked how...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,125
Posted By TNBigBore
For the 100th time, this is simply not true. [He]...

For the 100th time, this is simply not true. [He] is a bright guy and knows what he is doing.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By TNBigBore
I look forward to reading it Don, but I think you...

I look forward to reading it Don, but I think you are forgetting TroutSouth that came out back in the mid 1990s.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-23-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,382
Posted By TNBigBore
We did not even know there would be Bull Trout...

We did not even know there would be Bull Trout where we were fishing. We were after the abundant numbers of 12-17" West Slope Cutts, and caught quite a few of those as well. We caught numerous...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-11-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By TNBigBore
I have not fished Colorado much, but have fished...

I have not fished Colorado much, but have fished a good bit in MT, WY, ID and some in WA and CA. Small stream Smoky Mountain trout tactics work just as well on trout out there. Western streams as a...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,382
Posted By TNBigBore
My biggest on a dry was a 23-24" bull trout in...

My biggest on a dry was a 23-24" bull trout in the Frank Church Wilderness in ID. It came up and swallowed a size 2 Chernobyl Ant. Talk about a rush!
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 02-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By TNBigBore
It was definitely used as late as 1995.

It was definitely used as late as 1995.
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 02-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,815
Posted By TNBigBore
They have spruced the place up since I spent two...

They have spruced the place up since I spent two seasons living at the hatchery in 1995-96. We took spec fingerlings from that facility to stock upper Sycamore Creek in 1995.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-09-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,546
Posted By TNBigBore
If I remember correctly, they are the second...

If I remember correctly, they are the second largest salamander in the world behind the Asian giant salamander which looks like a scaled up version of the hellbender.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-04-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,546
Posted By TNBigBore
I have seen three on the Hiwassee since the 1970s...

I have seen three on the Hiwassee since the 1970s and one on Rough Creek which is a tributary of the Ocoee. That one was about 18-20" and was missing an eye and a front leg. He was a mean rascal. ...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By TNBigBore
Excellent! I am headed that way on Wednesday. ...

Excellent! I am headed that way on Wednesday. We will be hitting Slough Creek on Thursday and the high country lakes on Friday and Saturday. Playing it by ear after that. Thanks for the update.
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-30-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,632
Posted By TNBigBore
I would not worry too much about the long term...

I would not worry too much about the long term survival or rainbows and browns in these streams. A few seasons of good rainfall and lower stream temps in a row and you will have an increase in...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 07-29-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,632
Posted By TNBigBore
It is becomming pretty obvious that specs do much...

It is becomming pretty obvious that specs do much better under drought conditions than rainbows do, at least in Southern Appalachia. Check out TWRA's Region 4 trout reports for the past few years on...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-08-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By TNBigBore
I am even starting to worry a bit about my trip...

I am even starting to worry a bit about my trip in late August. Surely Slough, the Lamar and Soda Butte will be fishable by then?!? I am pretty sure the Beartooth lakes around tree line should be...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-06-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By TNBigBore
Pretty much anything that works in the Smokies...

Pretty much anything that works in the Smokies works well on the upper East TN streams. It is hard to beat a dropper rig with size 16 beadhead pheasant tail trailing a size 12 Yellow stimulator. A...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By TNBigBore
You are staying in my favorite part of TN for...

You are staying in my favorite part of TN for trout fishing. Beaverdam, Laurel, Laurel Fork, Doe River, Doe Creek and Stoney all have excellent wild trout populations. Most of their tribs have...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By TNBigBore
I am headed that way in late August. I am glad...

I am headed that way in late August. I am glad we planned it for so late. Some of the lakes we fish are pretty high and may not be ice free until late in the summer this year. Sounds like we will...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-05-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By TNBigBore
You never know. I found a key chain with about...

You never know. I found a key chain with about 25 keys in Abrams Creek years ago. I was about halfway between the lake and the ranger station fishing for smallmouth. If the owner had posted them...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-04-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By TNBigBore
Mid September can be wonderful or not so great...

Mid September can be wonderful or not so great for fishing. I have been there in mid September and seen cold temps and a good bit of snow. The crowds will be gone by then though. The Aspens will...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-04-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By TNBigBore
I caught one 11.5" about 15 years ago in the...

I caught one 11.5" about 15 years ago in the Cherokee National Forest in the Tellico area. That is the biggest local one I have caught. We sampled a few in the 12" range in upper East TN back when...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By TNBigBore
Very good one. I was hoping for your sake it was...

Very good one. I was hoping for your sake it was real though.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By TNBigBore
In all the sampling I was in on in the Park and...

In all the sampling I was in on in the Park and the CNF I never once saw a hybrid trout. I did see rainbows with slight "cutts" rarely. Most likely recessive traits from cutthroat/rainbow mixed...
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