Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Staying in townsends 1 week of August

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Posts
    5

    Default Staying in townsends 1 week of August

    Need a little help here. I haven't fished in this area in over 3 years, ( going to war really screws up fishing plans) can anyone tell me where the hot spot is or at least a sweet place where i can take my 7 year old so that he will hook a few

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Posts
    1,063

    Default

    JohnnyB,

    First of all glad to have you back fishing with us and thanks for your service - I think you'll find a lot of support for our troops on this board.

    As to fishing spots where you can take a 7 year old, I would suggest either East Prong of Little River above the Elkmont campground or Lynn Camp Prong at the end of the road past the Tremont Institute and up past the cascades (1/2 mile or so). Both spots have easy walking access and stream access - not too challenging for a younger one. And the fishing is really good in both spots.

    Other suggestions, folks?
    Charlie B

    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
    bartonca@hotmail.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Louisville KY
    Posts
    227

    Default

    JohnnyB,

    Glad to have you back safe and sound. I too have a 7 year old that fishes with me and we have had success in both places that Charlie has already mentioned. We have also gone to the childrens stream in Gburg and it is loads of fun.

    I am coming back in October with cardfly jr and am thinking about metcalf bottoms and greenbriar because of the easy access.

    Good luck
    David

    "My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fly-fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Covington, Louisiana/Cosby, TN
    Posts
    938

    Default

    Greenbriar is a good area...we didn't fish it for very long this last time, but we did pretty well in a short section of stream - a lot of eager rainbows.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Louisville KY
    Posts
    227

    Default

    Hey ijs,

    How far up in greenbriar did you go?
    David

    "My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fly-fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Covington, Louisiana/Cosby, TN
    Posts
    938

    Default

    Card -

    Not far at all. We drove to the Ramsey Cascades trailhead, found the parking lot full, then drove back down to the bridge just below there. I fished a short section (I would say no more than about 400 yards or so), with one of my twins, while my oldest and the other twin went upstream of the bridge. We only fished for about 2 hours, but both myself and the oldest picked up about 10. I would love to explore further upstream, particularly where the main stream leaves the trail, but that's a bit adventurous for my kids - I'll have to try it sometime when I'm alone.

Similar Threads

  1. Tremont August 9th
    By Kris in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-09-2014, 08:30 PM
  2. Hiking in and staying at LeConte Lodge
    By Dawgvet in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-11-2011, 01:52 PM
  3. Where in August
    By Ky Tim in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-31-2011, 08:02 PM
  4. Car Camping NC Leaving Knoxville, early Sat, staying one night
    By tennswede in forum Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-13-2009, 04:11 PM
  5. Recomendations for staying in or around gatlinburg
    By jim635 in forum New Members Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-07-2006, 02:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •