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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-09-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By fishndoc
Dock's

Last time I stayed at Docks, I believe it was $43. It was a weekday in the off-season, so don't know about now.

My wife is pretty picky, but she even like's it. Says its the only "rustic" place...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-07-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By fishndoc
Dock's

Dock's Motel is just about the perfect fisherman's motel: rustic charm, clean, cheap, and always lots of interesting characters staying there to talk with in the evening while sitting out front...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,476
Posted By fishndoc
Well, offically there were no cougars in...

Well, offically there were no cougars in Georgia, until a hunter ran into this down in Troupe county, southeast of Atlanta, a couple of years ago:

http://oi54.tinypic.com/14w7r69.jpg

DNA...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,597
Posted By fishndoc
I usually engage in a lot of...

I usually engage in a lot of thinking/introspection/daydreaming when I'm out walking thru the woods, and I can recall at least a couple of times I've walked up to the wrong vehicle --- after reading...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By fishndoc
Wow, thanks! I've been in awe of Prosek...

Wow, thanks!

I've been in awe of Prosek since reading the first few pages of "Early Love and Brook Trout".
He had more wisdom as a college student than most of us old farts will ever achieve.

...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 01-27-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By fishndoc
Why I don't trust environmentalists

A fishing buddy of mine in California sent me this article about something called a Yellow Legged Mountain Frog, as an example of the mindset that is taking hold in that state and it's gov't:...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,951
Posted By fishndoc
How many of us, if we woke up finding a bear...

How many of us, if we woke up finding a bear dragging us out of our tent and were fortunate enough to have a gun in hand, would only shoot into the air? I'm emptying my gun into the perpetrator, and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-22-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,607
Posted By fishndoc
I know corn works on...

I know corn works on fresh-from-the-hatchery-truck stockers, but wild trout?

I like the idea of the khaki ranger look-alike outfit - I am definitely gonna wear similar on my trip this Oct to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-15-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishndoc
Because of my drive from Marietta (GA), I usually...

Because of my drive from Marietta (GA), I usually end up getting to Townsend late morning, and try to stop at the Walland Center for one of their Hillbilly Tacos. Usually don't get hungry again...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-05-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By fishndoc
Clearly, most of the people behind this movement...

Clearly, most of the people behind this movement to ban lead are far more interested in attacking hunting and fishing (and even more importantly to them, guns in the hands of citizens). My personal...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-30-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By fishndoc
Ban on traditional ammo

Today I received this email from Georgia Outdoor News:

EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition: ACT NOW!!
All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters:

With the fall hunting season fast...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-30-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By fishndoc
Appalachia writer

Although his writings are not about fishing (he was an avid fisherman, however), for a darker look at Appalachia (& life), you might enjoy "The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake".
Breece was from W Va...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By fishndoc
****, people are STUPID!

****, people are STUPID!
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-09-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By fishndoc
A few years back, Georgia started a stocking...

A few years back, Georgia started a stocking program for shoal bass in the Chatahoochee north of Atlanta, and good size bass are now showing up regularly. I brought back a handful of Kelly's...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By fishndoc
I stayed and fished at Kelly's Slide Inn last...

I stayed and fished at Kelly's Slide Inn last week. Not only are the streamers they use very different (& BIGGER), but so is their technique: "swimming" the articulated streamers thru every eddy...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-19-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,152
Posted By fishndoc
fishing alone on a still cold crisp winter's...

fishing alone on a still cold crisp winter's morning, concentrating on working a slow pool, and a sneaky beaver slips up behind me and .... BANG! :eek: slaps the water with his tail.
No need...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-11-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By fishndoc
"Lying 101" is the first course in Guide School. ...

"Lying 101" is the first course in Guide School. ;)

A couple of years ago, when my neighbor and I made our annual spring pilgrimage to the hatchery section of the Davidson, he brought along his...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-09-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,843
Posted By fishndoc
I'm heading to the Madison later this month...

I'm heading to the Madison later this month staying/fishing at the Slide Inn. Just got an email from Kelly Galloup saying they had an abundance of late season snow and rain over the past month, and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,324
Posted By fishndoc
Due to a prolonged illness a while back, I spent...

Due to a prolonged illness a while back, I spent way more time reading about fishing than fishing for several years, and for good or bad have read the majority of books and authors mentioned so far;...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,045
Posted By fishndoc
For multiple reasons, I was not able to get to...

For multiple reasons, I was not able to get to the mountains for any fishing the entire winter, and since I couldn't fish, I compensated by buying myself a few new "toys".
Anyway, Saturday I got...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-21-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,252
Posted By fishndoc
Looks like a well-fed bobcat to me. Although...

Looks like a well-fed bobcat to me.
Although I've never seen a cougar in the wild (but have seen a bobcat a couple of times).

Wayne
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-19-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By fishndoc
I gave up camping near Townsend after I stayed at...

I gave up camping near Townsend after I stayed at Dock's motel: on the river, friendly folks, dirt cheap, and clean rooms with tons of character.
Try it once and you will see what I mean.

Wayne
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-11-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By fishndoc
Scott, I read a little more on the Trout Magnet...

Scott,
I read a little more on the Trout Magnet web site, and under their "experts" link is this about a TN guy named Roy Hawk:
"One thing that Roy loves is that Trout Magnets can be fished...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-10-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By fishndoc
Be fun to see what happens with drifting one...

Be fun to see what happens with drifting one through some of the Paradise Valley spring creeks.:biggrin:

I have seen the Trout Magnets in WalMart, but just figured they were a gimmick. Maybe not....
Forum: In The Backcountry 02-06-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,671
Posted By fishndoc
John, glad to read that the firecracker...

John,

glad to read that the firecracker trick works - I have carried a pack in my vest/backpack ever since I started backcountry fishing.

I figure that not only should it scare off nosey bears,...
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