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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 05-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By MBB
Stocking in the tailwaters

Have the tailwaters been stocked according to schedule? I fished the Clinch and there seemed to be far far fewer fish than normal. I did not catch any recent stockers. All of the fish looked wild...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By MBB
Most guides will tell you an inflated amount. ...

Most guides will tell you an inflated amount. Generally, I tip the same as for a restaurant server. Some guides deserve no tip. Some guides who bust their butt deserve 20%. Twenty five percent...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 10-01-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By MBB
Possibly lake turnover?

Possibly lake turnover?
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-15-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,218
Posted By MBB
Yes, West Virginia has been adding limestone to...

Yes, West Virginia has been adding limestone to certain streams for years with good results and good fishing. I understand that North Carolina currently has a plan to add limestone to one or more...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-15-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,218
Posted By MBB
Take a look at the Fish and Biology forum under...

Take a look at the Fish and Biology forum under this site. There is a topic dated on or about 11/4/2011 titled Deep Creek Survey or Commuinity and there is a link to the survey done by Steve Moore...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-26-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,218
Posted By MBB
Personally, I think the acid rain has had an...

Personally, I think the acid rain has had an negative effect on fertility of the Smokies streams and therefore the size of the trout. Warmer stream temperatures has also had a negative effect in my...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-18-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By MBB
Also, attend one of the Mountain Bridge Chapter...

Also, attend one of the Mountain Bridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited meetings or outings sometime. It is a very active chapter and several folks there should be willing to provide assistance. They...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-11-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By MBB
The area around 47 sees quite a bit more fishing...

The area around 47 sees quite a bit more fishing pressure these days, unfortunately. The hike is fairly steep, but the considerable horse traffic make it a rock strown mess--which is far worse. I...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-11-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By MBB
I always wanted to fish the driftless, thanks for...

I always wanted to fish the driftless, thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-10-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,433
Posted By MBB
Beautiful photographs. I have never fished in...

Beautiful photographs. I have never fished in Idaho and you make it sound quite appealing.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-10-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By MBB
Chattooga offers some great DH fishing and up...

Chattooga offers some great DH fishing and up high some decent wild trout. The Davidson River in NC is also close by.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,172
Posted By MBB
Great photographs, thanks for sharing!

Great photographs, thanks for sharing!
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By MBB
I fished it about six years ago in May. Our plan...

I fished it about six years ago in May. Our plan was to come from the top and
hit 61 and Solola Valley on the way down. The campsite was fine. Fishing was okay. I caught several fish, but...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-31-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By MBB
Beautiful specks. Those last two are some pigs....

Beautiful specks. Those last two are some pigs. Were they the largest of the day?
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-09-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By MBB
Nice looking brook trout. Glad you got into...

Nice looking brook trout. Glad you got into them. What were they taking?

We really need rain. Hopefully, we will get a few inches out of the approaching front.

I need to do more brook trout...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-18-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBB
Nice report thanks for sharing. Sounds like a...

Nice report thanks for sharing. Sounds like a good day with those browns and the rainbow is a nice wild bow.

Do you know what the technical name is for that bream that you caught? I was fishing...
Forum: In The Backcountry 06-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By MBB
Nice Report. Too bad about the campsite and the...

Nice Report. Too bad about the campsite and the strange individuals there. Glad you got into some nice rainbows.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-21-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,392
Posted By MBB
The problem with rainbows attaining large sizes...

The problem with rainbows attaining large sizes is that they do not live very long, at least in the Southeast. It is my understanding that they seldom live longer than four years, while browns can...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-16-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,392
Posted By MBB
I do not think there are any wild resident...

I do not think there are any wild resident rainbows that size in the Park anymore. It is either a stocker that ran up or a Lake run fish. There are some big lake run bows in the Park streams and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-07-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,495
Posted By MBB
Great observations. While I have only fished the...

Great observations. While I have only fished the Park the last thirty or so years, there seems to be far, far more fisherman. Also, the rainbow trout seem to be smaller. I rarely hear of a...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 11-21-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By MBB
I spoke with a fisheries biologist and he said...

I spoke with a fisheries biologist and he said anywhere from 15 to 50 would be considered average for a typical wild trout stream in the Southeast. Therefore, anything above 100 would be quite good.
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 11-21-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By MBB
Trout Biomass Kg/Ha

Does anyone know what Kg/Ha for wild trout biomass for is considered average, good and excellent for Southeastern trout streams? From some of my reading, a 100 is considered good and a 150 or better...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 11-04-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By MBB
Probably, but take a close look at the chart. ...

Probably, but take a close look at the chart. Most of the sites were at low elevations. Cataloochee was one of the highest elevations. I would love to know the numbers for Forney, Eagle, Little...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 11-04-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By MBB
Very interesting. Thanks so much for posting.

Very interesting. Thanks so much for posting.
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 10-24-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By MBB
Beautiful fish. Did you catch the grayling on a...

Beautiful fish. Did you catch the grayling on a dry?

I have caught grayling in Alaska, but nowhere else. In Alaska, they loved hitting dry flies.
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