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Old 01-17-2012, 05:33 AM
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Location: Bryson City, NC
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I took pictures of one on the Tuckasegee River back in November. I'll look and see if I can find the pictures. You have to look close but you can see him. He had an 8 inch brown trout in its mouth.

Three years ago on Deep Creek, my little girl was rolling rocks looking for Stonefly nymphs and found a juvenile Hellbender. I was fishing just above jump off rock and she was beside me near the bank on the rocky beach. She came over to me and had it in her nalgene bottle. I put it back unharmed. It was cool to see it and to know they are alive and well. Because of her find, we left that area so that if there were any more in the rocks, we wouldn't step on them.
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