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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By knucklehead
Big fish from the caney fork?

Yes, indeed. they're around AND catchable! Not on a flyrod, but on a rather large soft plastic shad imitator. Saw it feeding near a shallow shelf adjacent to a deep hole. The initial splash and swirl...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-24-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By knucklehead
apologies for the confusion

great responses. walker camp prong..good to know. i had always "assumed" that stretch of stream was the road prong. thanks for straightening me out. geographywas always one of my weaker subjects. too...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,514
Posted By knucklehead
deceptive river levels

a river at night is totally different than during the day. at least to my eyes. the spot where i eventually crossed the next day, i probably could've crossed that night but i just couldn't see well...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-23-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Posted By knucklehead
road prong at the last bridge

i believe the stream i'm referring to is the road prong. crosses newfound gap road several times. anyways, at the last bridge before the road tops out i set out fishing for a little while. below the...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-21-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,514
Posted By knucklehead
for the record..

a surprising amount of traffic. at odd hours as well. man, sleep was at a minimum, i believe. may have dozed off momentarily. no harm in the name checking. i find it very fitting as well..for...
Forum: In The Backcountry 07-20-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,514
Posted By knucklehead
night on the hillside

what a night. couple of nights ago i got stranded on the wrong side of the river. in between elkmont and metcalf i waded across the stream, fell in, wasn't catching any fish and somehow believed i...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By knucklehead
sulfured soho

good god! got to the south holston weir dam area about 1030ish this am (7-20). watched a few fisher fellows flinging flies for feeding fish. not much happened for the first half hour or so. but...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,560
Posted By knucklehead
smallish browns and edible bows

on my second trip to the clinch in a month, the barges were finally removed from the clear creek entrance. last time, i fished darn near all day from them and wore my arm out hauling in stocker size...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,331
Posted By knucklehead
shorties

the longest rod i now own is 7'6. i've caught trout from 3-16 inches on it and have no complaints. my main rod is a 7 ft 4 wt bass pro discount special i've had for a couple of years. most of the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-30-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By knucklehead
literally at the y

fishstu-
the hammer was working at the y. tough fishin there lately with all the swimmers, but they eventually leave. even fishing for just a few minutes can easily fill a skillet.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-29-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,580
Posted By knucklehead
welcome anytime

I don't believe we have fished (if you're referring to me). most of my fishing trips in the park are solo but i'm always open to venturing with a new face. most of my trips are fairly last minute, at...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-26-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,580
Posted By knucklehead
big brown's location

one good thing about the beast's spot is that it's nestled right in between whitewater. i somewhat prefer not having to be as careful as if i wer stalking one in slower water though i do still creep...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-26-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By knucklehead
so close...

you aren't kidding about the stream's proximity to the trail. once you hear it, it only gets louder. good idea about marking exits as well. i'll be giving that stretch another try, hopefully soon....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-26-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By knucklehead
y fishin' cont'd

this dude/dudette struck the y.h. like the thunder rolling above me. amazing how hard even the smaller fish nail this fly....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-26-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By knucklehead
y-fishin'

Fishing at the y, watching a family of honkers, the good ole yellowhammer came through(the brown nabbed the small hammer while the bow hooked onto a 6). got off work about 7, hit the water at 8. and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-22-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By knucklehead
the buzz..

cool deal man. read your blog as well. bees still present. glad ya'll had a great time.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-20-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By knucklehead
upper deep 1 and done

man, you guys found the fish. i went to the upper end of deep creek today(6/20) and hiked down from newfound gap to the first campsite. i was barely able to fish at all. water access from the trail...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-12-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,580
Posted By knucklehead
jeffnles1-- I wholeheartedly agree with the...

jeffnles1--
I wholeheartedly agree with the accident waiting to happen. i'll admit i have done some night fishing in the park-not recently- all at the townsend y. never caught anything. did spook...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-09-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,580
Posted By knucklehead
good to know some other decent browns are on the...

good to know some other decent browns are on the move. i've been stalking one for about a month now, after both my dad and i saw it. so, no go on the night fishin..good to know. thanks.
as for ian...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-09-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By knucklehead
the small waters of the park are truly wonderful....

the small waters of the park are truly wonderful. gorgeous fish and scenery. specs are always fun to catch and watching them dart off is just as fun.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-09-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,580
Posted By knucklehead
summer time browns..

after near misses with a few larger browns, i am now obsessed with hooking into one. the closest i've come to hooking one was on a yellow stimulator size...8. i pulled the fly out of its mouth and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-07-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By knucklehead
xxx

I try to use the strongest tippet i can get away with. in the last 2 weeks i've been using 3x almost exclusively with flies in size range of 14 to 6; and catching fish. i even used 4x up just below...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-02-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By knucklehead
fishy fishin'

this last weekend's fishing was somewhat strange. managed a few nice bows before the rain...nothing after. i did have one significant strike on a #4 wooly bugger though; never got to see it. was...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-31-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By knucklehead
turkey shootin'

stupid to take a pic of a turkey????? so many times i've seen people completely ignore turks, even close up, to watch some often distant deer. turks are classic birds. colorful, interesting sounds...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-31-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By knucklehead
as for the stuck fish--that's what my dad calls...

as for the stuck fish--that's what my dad calls instant evolution...
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