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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-18-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By ijsouth
Great pictures...I might remind everyone that the...

Great pictures...I might remind everyone that the specs are spawning too, on the smaller streams. I didn't see any distinct redds when I was up there last month, but I make it a practice to avoid...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By ijsouth
David: I sure will...it won't be until next...

David: I sure will...it won't be until next Spring sometime, and it will probably be another one of my "hit and run" 3 day trips...I'm trying to save up my leave for next Summer's trip out to the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By ijsouth
My, doesn't Washington have sticky fingers,...

My, doesn't Washington have sticky fingers, attached to our wallets...on a related note, can anyone explain why one has to camp in designated primitive camp sites in GSMNP? I know other parks, such...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By ijsouth
We Are All Ichthyologists Now

"Excuse me sir, can I ask you a few questions...wait a minute, I remember you!"

The voice was that of a park ranger, and the location was Roostertown Road, in the thriving metropolis of Cosby. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-14-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By ijsouth
Nice...Valle Vidal is an area I would like to...

Nice...Valle Vidal is an area I would like to try. I've been out west twice, to Colorado, and we've done quite well, although the Greenback Cutthroats we thought we were catching turned out to be...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By ijsouth
Thanks David...and sorry I was feeling so lousy...

Thanks David...and sorry I was feeling so lousy the other day; I barely made it to the motel...thankfully I was fine the next day. Anyway, what was that area in RMNP you were talking about again? I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-06-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By ijsouth
The Confessional

I don't know how many of y'all out there are Catholic; I'm not, but I went to a Catholic high school, most of my friends are Catholic, and my wife was Catholic. Growing up in this area, it's hardly...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,185
Posted By ijsouth
Nice fish, nice report....on a more somber note,...

Nice fish, nice report....on a more somber note, did you catch this in the news?

http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_21622897/pure-greenback-cutthroat-trout-confirmed-remote-colorado-stream
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Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 10-05-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,536
Posted By ijsouth
Bad News for Greenback Fans

It turns out all the restoration efforts to this point have been in vain; what were stocked were Colorado River/Greenback hybrids...only one small population of pure Greenbacks remain, in one 4 mile...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-04-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By ijsouth
Think Cosby Creek when you get there...a lot of...

Think Cosby Creek when you get there...a lot of hikers, particularly on the weekends, and the Colorado Trail passes right through the trailhead parking lot. However, much like Cosby, it seems that...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-04-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By ijsouth
The Little Trip that Could - Part 2

By the time we got up to Leadville, it was a bit late, and again the weather was threatening, so we treated ourselves to a night at a Super 8. The next day, we poked around downtown a bit, then...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By ijsouth
The Little Trip that Could

First of all, I apologize for the lack of timeliness on this report; it happened a month ago. Since then a few things have happened - the start of a new school year, my starting a new job, and then...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-03-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By ijsouth
Great to see that you're having a good time out...

Great to see that you're having a good time out there. My youngest and I went out there about a month ago. If I might make a suggestion, if you want to get into some Greenbacks without a ton of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,566
Posted By ijsouth
This must be the time for changes - I'm in the...

This must be the time for changes - I'm in the midst of a job change myself. You could be moving to worse places - you'll have a ball fishing out there. Such variety, from very big streams and...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-25-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,332
Posted By ijsouth
Great report...I fished in Weminuche in August,...

Great report...I fished in Weminuche in August, and had a ball...caught my 2 largest brook trout on the same afternoon.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-25-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,388
Posted By ijsouth
Wish I could make it...however, I'm still paying...

Wish I could make it...however, I'm still paying for my Colorado trip back in August...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By ijsouth
A few other thoughts/observations on my trip to...

A few other thoughts/observations on my trip to the Centennial State:

1. Wading in the streams was definitely slicker. I think it was a combination of the composition of the rocks (volcanic and...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 08-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,754
Posted By ijsouth
I've caught brookies in the neighborhood of the...

I've caught brookies in the neighborhood of the schoolhouse as well. I think there might be another factor, besides the drought, that is working in the specs' favor. Rainbows are actually, by...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-14-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By ijsouth
Yeah, it was the same story in Colorado...big...

Yeah, it was the same story in Colorado...big time delayed snowmelt - it was nice, with the novelty of seeing snow on the higher peaks and all. On the downside, it did make for some tricky wading -...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By ijsouth
Oh, I've been so busy. My kids are growing up,...

Oh, I've been so busy. My kids are growing up, and so that makes a lot of demands on my time. My oldest has been quite involved with soccer, and I've gotten involved as a coach. BTW - it was her...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By ijsouth
Thanks...it was definitely something new, and...

Thanks...it was definitely something new, and I'll head out there again some time. I think I still prefer the Smokies, though - much closer, plus it's basically home to me now.

SW Colorado is...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By ijsouth
Go West (not quite) Young Man, Part III

The goal was the end of Turquoise Lake, the Timberline Lake trail, and Lake Fork:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/ijsouth/Colorado%202011/DSCF0132.jpg
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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By ijsouth
Go West (not quite) Young Man, Part II

As I headed down from the trailhead, the first rays of the new day peeked over the looming wall of the Sangre de Cristo range across the valley:
...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-12-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By ijsouth
Go West (not quite) Young Man, Part I

Then, after a while, the sun was in my eyes, for I was driving west. So I pulled the sun screen down and squinted and put the throttle to the floor. And kept on moving west. For West is where we...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-02-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,040
Posted By ijsouth
Gotta love the mock Dos Equis ad...the thing is,...

Gotta love the mock Dos Equis ad...the thing is, in places it is shockingly accurate. Up in Shenandoah NP, the rules are any Brown Trout caught cannot be returned to the water. I asked someone up...
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