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Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-22-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By Crockett
There is a very popular facebook group called...

There is a very popular facebook group called "Hike the smokies" now with 20,000+ people on it. There are a few "bushwhackers" on there that have in the last year been publishing pictures and...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-29-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Crockett
Wow thanks for the report BigSur I am heading out...

Wow thanks for the report BigSur I am heading out there to hike and fish with my wife in late August. Also going on Frontier and coming back on a 9:55 am flight so I will be walking in your shoes...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-23-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Crockett
Found a fishing vest with lots of flies Tremont area

My friend Matt and I found a brown fishing vest high up a stream in tremont on Tuesday night. This vest had a couple of fly boxes in the pockets along with a guide to smoky mountain flies. The vest...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-16-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Crockett
Interesting thanks for that info Kris I never...

Interesting thanks for that info Kris I never thought about the foul hooking part of it.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-15-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Crockett
I usually do 12" but sometimes longer if deeper...

I usually do 12" but sometimes longer if deeper holes. I didn't know it couldn't be less than 12" either. I wonder why that would even be a rule. I mean a dropper 4" under your dry won't really give...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-31-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Crockett
It depends on the trip and where I am fishing as...

It depends on the trip and where I am fishing as to what emergency gear I will take. In the backcountry I usually have a small emergency bivy sack, very small first aid kit, knife, fire starting...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 05-26-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Crockett
I have caught 80+ trout in a day before in Cosby...

I have caught 80+ trout in a day before in Cosby Creek but last time I fished it (last year) I caught zero. After that huge flood the creek seemed to be scoured clean and it put a big hurt on the...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-06-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Crockett
Ha that is funny. We saw you guys come out of the...

Ha that is funny. We saw you guys come out of the rhodo but we were just finishing gearing up to head out. We were trying to beat the rain that was supposed to come later that night. It was weird...
Forum: In The Backcountry 05-05-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Crockett
Hey I was in your camp on Saturday from noon to...

Hey I was in your camp on Saturday from noon to about 1pm. My wife and I hiked down from Clingman's dome to cs 64 on Noland creek and spent the night. Fished a little caught a nice brown over there....
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-22-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Crockett
I think it is algae probably not didymo. Here is...

I think it is algae probably not didymo. Here is a shot of didymo it is a little more snotty looking generally even in bloom mode:
...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-04-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By Crockett
Brooktrout44 have you caught brook trout in other...

Brooktrout44 have you caught brook trout in other smokies streams did they seem all that different of just more dull in coloration from Hazel Creek compared to the other streams brook trout?

I...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-11-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By Crockett
Does anyone know where Anthony Creek actually...

Does anyone know where Anthony Creek actually starts I see on the usgs topo it says that Abrams Creek starts where the small "Green Branch" comes in just past the picnic area. In that case Anthony...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-11-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By Crockett
I thought Meigs Creek was restored years ago...

I thought Meigs Creek was restored years ago (maybe the 70s) and was currently all Brook Trout now albeit the Northern strain genetics. I have never fished it and never talked to anyone that has...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-09-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By Crockett
Thanks Daniel and DP. Daniel feel free to remove...

Thanks Daniel and DP. Daniel feel free to remove this thread if it causes a problem I didn't mean to jump the gun on an announcement by the park I just thought I had missed a previous announcement. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-09-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By Crockett
Here is the email attachment where I saw it...

Here is the email attachment where I saw it (which was regarding sampling). I agree Grannyknot maybe this is just some kind of misprint and instead of restoration they meant sampling. I did notice...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-09-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By Crockett
Anthony Creek Brook Trout Restoration

I got a park volunteer email today that mentioned several times about an Anthony Creek Brook Trout restoration project. In it it says the volunteers will meet at the "Abrams Creek Picnic Area for...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 02-08-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By Crockett
Nice bag of rainbows DP. Thanks for posting love...

Nice bag of rainbows DP. Thanks for posting love that they are still hitting the pink weenie in those cold temps. One of those pics really gives away your stream though I guess its not too secret.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-29-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Crockett
I know they send the emails to VIPs (Volunteers...

I know they send the emails to VIPs (Volunteers in the park) so that is one way to get them. I have a friend who maintains campsite 2 (cane creek trail) and he gets the emails for doing that I think....
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-22-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Crockett
I think the trout are more willing in the...

I think the trout are more willing in the backcountry maybe due to lack of pressure so maybe "catching" is easier if you know what you are doing. That would be dressing in muted colors, staying low,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Crockett
I started at a gym in Knoxville and told the...

I started at a gym in Knoxville and told the trainer guy I want to be in good shape for fly fishing in the backcountry lots of rock climbing with weight on my back, squatting in unusual positions and...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-22-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By Crockett
Like David Knapp said Chasteen Creek at 50 is...

Like David Knapp said Chasteen Creek at 50 is very small tight and rhodo covered. I have fished it but it was small and not very enjoyable due to the rhodo. I generally like small stream fishing but...
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-11-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Crockett
Thanks for posting this Fred. It is a small world...

Thanks for posting this Fred. It is a small world my Dad's Mom (my Mamaw) and Fred's Mom both lived in Bulls Gap TN and were once good friends back years ago. I loved my Dad and will miss him so...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-02-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Crockett
I have never actually fished Alum Cave Creek...

I have never actually fished Alum Cave Creek although I have fished Walker Camp right where it empties in. I wonder if it is too acidic up farther from the trailhead. I have fished every major stream...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By Crockett
That story is awesome Grannyknot! Reminds me of...

That story is awesome Grannyknot! Reminds me of an old guy I worked with at a plant years ago in Hawkins County. This guy always had an over the top story. He "claimed" to have been in some kind of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-14-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By Crockett
Hehe yeah sorry about that David. I try not to...

Hehe yeah sorry about that David. I try not to drink from the Little River below Elkmont because I'd be drinking all the waste matter from those big browns you guys catch.

Thanks for the replies...
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