Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 33 of 33

Thread: I Hate the Smokies

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    88

    Default also skunked, except for suckers

    went up to tremont on Saturday and skunked. except for suckers. tried dries, nymphs and various combinations. i'm still seeing good sized(6 or 8 ) stone flies crawling around the rocks up there and plenty of nymph exoskeletons(6 or 8 as well). this has been the first year i've had multiple trips into the park and caught fish. for years, just catching ONE was deemed a miracle. after eons of practice i've finally had multiple trips with multiple fish. stealth and just going have helped.
    also, saw my first smokies smallmouth at tremont. up past where the pavement ends. about 14 or 15 inches in open, slow water along with several nice sized trout. in the middle of the day! bright sun and hot. weird. i fished above them from a ledge and they never budged, except the bass who took off for a shaded rock.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Romer View Post
    Chicken!!

    If you stick with it and get yourself one of these skittish mountain trout in skinny water, you'll be hooked on mountain trout for life!!

    They're there... trust me.
    Oh I'm hooked, but at around $300 in gas, food and lodging, I think I'll wait until the fishing is better.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead View Post
    went up to tremont on Saturday and skunked. except for suckers. tried dries, nymphs and various combinations. i'm still seeing good sized(6 or 8 ) stone flies crawling around the rocks up there and plenty of nymph exoskeletons(6 or 8 as well). this has been the first year i've had multiple trips into the park and caught fish. for years, just catching ONE was deemed a miracle. after eons of practice i've finally had multiple trips with multiple fish. stealth and just going have helped.
    also, saw my first smokies smallmouth at tremont. up past where the pavement ends. about 14 or 15 inches in open, slow water along with several nice sized trout. in the middle of the day! bright sun and hot. weird. i fished above them from a ledge and they never budged, except the bass who took off for a shaded rock.
    Glad to know that even and expereinced angler can get skunked.

Similar Threads

  1. What i hate!!!!
    By dogfish in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-02-2013, 12:05 PM
  2. Smokies 11/12/12
    By bigsur in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-13-2012, 04:00 PM
  3. The Official " I hate you, Byron " thread!
    By fishlicker in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03-06-2007, 09:00 PM
  4. A day in the Smokies
    By David Knapp in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-11-2006, 03:21 PM
  5. New guy e Smokies
    By stuart in forum New Members Board
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-19-2006, 10:46 AM

Posting Permissions

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