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    There is a little cottage, not far up Jake's Creek from the parking area, that is right on the stream. I looked at it for a long time, wondering about the people who were lucky enough to spend time in that little house, with a trout stream gurgling literally a few feet from the house. That is what I wish for my retirement but looks like my goldfish pond is as close as I will get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donwinn View Post
    Barbara,

    Great pictures! That is a really nice brookie. The brown is nice as well. I am sure you caught some rainbows too which means you may have competed your first slam. Way to go!
    Don,

    I never got the rainbow picture to post but there is a photobucket link to it, if you are interested, right above one of the pictures, the brown, I think. I did get the "grand slam" but not in one day. Couldn't get the brown until later. I am not complaining.

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    barbara, that's probably the avent cabin if it is about 1/4 mile past the last parking area up jake's creek....the last house in elkmont up jake's creek is the higdon place...higdon was the caretaker of elkmont...the avent cabin is neat
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    Sam,

    My memory may betray me. It was the last house I remember seeing that was right on the stream and I mean right on it. Practically over the water. It looked small. Still looked in fair condition, on the far side of the stream from the trail. I did not go in. Looked small for a permanent residence. If it is Avent, how much further upstream is Higdon?

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    can't be avent then.....avent is above higdon by 3/4 mile or so...those were summer cabins....i'll look next time...the avent cabion is across the creek about .7 mile up from trailhead...but it is about 200 feet away from the creek...
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    Barbara,

    I looked at the rainbow - nice fish. You did have a good trip! I am not sure about the "offical rules" on a grand slam. I don't know if you have to do it in one day. I made my own rule and it is all three on a trip. We may have to get the grand slam rules committee to give us an offical ruling. But for right now - congratulations on an outstanding grand slam!
    Don Winningham

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    Don,

    Thank you. I like your rule best.

    Barbara

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    Wink

    Unfortunately for you all, the RULE IS: Brown, Brook and Rainbow in the same day on the same stream. We need to be serious about this or anyone out there can claim a slam. It really bothers me when people don't stick to the rules.

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    Barbara,
    Nice Brookie! Looks like you did get a slam after all. I'm impressed with the pics from that 790. I got an 850 SW a while back and have used it a few times, the first "test" was to take this underwater release shot of a buddie's Smallmouth Bass:

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    Talking Rules?

    Please don't tell me there are official rules for fishing statistics. Are there?

    Hans is probably right about the "official" Smoky Slam being confined to one day. But I think there are a few additional considerations if you look at Golf and Tennis. If you win all of the majors events in a year you have captured a Grand Slam, but even if you win each event in non-contiguous years you get credit for a Career Grand Slam.

    I think we could apply those same rules here. Once you have caught one of each species it could be considered a Career Smokies Grand Slam. If you manage it in the same year, you could be said to have captured a Grand Slam (or maybe just a Yearly Grand Slam). If managed during a trip, it could be the Trip Slam...etc...

    Unfortunately if we are using the baseball analogy, then its quite a bit stricter, in fact, I think you would need to catch all three from the same stream (at the same time-with one cast?). Afterall, you can't go to two separate ball parks and drive in 4 runs with multiple swings and still get credit for a Grand Slam, even if you do it in the same day....

    Who makes these rules up anyway.....?

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