I took the family camping at Indian Boundary Campground this past weekend. We had a great time and the grounds were beutiful even though it was busy.
I took my young son with me to Citico Creek on Sat morning about 9 am. I was warned by a park ranger that Sat mornings are busy with locals catching the recently stocked fish. Man was that an understatement. That morning there were people pulled over at every possible spot and people walking over every inch of water. Plastic bags filled with thier limit of fish.
I just wanted to wet a line and catch a fish for my son to look at and then release. We accomplished that goal and played in the water.
Unfortunately we were surrounded by garbage! worm and corn containers, cigarrette packs along with mono line was scattered everywhere along that water. You couldn't look in one direction without seeing trash. This was very upsetting.
That river is set in such a nice, beautiful area and people disrespect it and don't appreciate it. Needless to say we filled a plastic bag that I brought with me for that reason with trash.
Not only did the trash upset me the stream etiquette was horrible.
I had a guy walk up to the hole below me 10 ft away and then get out and walk upstream to the hole just above 10 ft away and start fishing. He was spin fishing and covering a lot of water fast. I couldn't believe what just happened and if my son wasn't with me I would have had a few choice words.
I don't know if this is common place down there or maybe I came across someone who doesn't care at all. Either way we all need to respect the people around us that are fishing and give them their space.
If I ever fish down there again it won't be on a weekend.