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    Default Colorful Brown

    Last Friday I had most of the day off and headed up to the park to look for big fish. There were some really nice fish out and about that weren't interested in eating my flies. I did manage to get this beautiful female brown though. She wasn't quite ready to spawn but definitely had eggs in her belly. The colors were great on this fish...hope to hook one of the really nice ones eventually but this definitely made for a good day!

    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Pretty girl. Were you moving a lot of fish or just seeing them?

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    I have only caught 2 browns; a 7 and a 10 incher. Everyone say Little River is the place to go, but I have no luck there. Any advice on where to go and what to fish with to increase my chances of netting a good brown? Beautiful fish Plateau Angler.

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    If you just want to catch good browns, I would fish the tailwaters primarily...South Holston, Watauga, and the Clinch are the closest to you... If you want to catch them in the park, then you really just have to put in your time...they are there for sure but not easy to catch.

    Gmreeves, I stung one good fish and saw others out feeding... The one pictured is the only brown that I hooked for any length of time...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    I attempted targeting some larger fish in the park last fall but didn't have any luck. I saw one nice probably ~18" fish just cruising through a large pool and then vanished. Just seeing them is worth the trip. Hooking one would be icing on the cake.

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    Those that you hook without seeing can really raise your blood pressure. Early one fall I was on Fish Camp Prong just above where it leaves the LR when one of this beauties took my fly on the run on the left hand side of the river and took off for the other side without even slowing down....was over so fast that just stood there with my mouth open. Other than some of the big water below Elkmont I have seen more of these fish up the trail than anywheres else....but then catching them is another story.

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    Absolutely beautiful fish!

    Well done, and thanks for sharing the picture.


    Scott

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    Beautiful fish plateau. I stung a big one on deep creek on friday, just got ansy and set the hook too early. I get "buck fever" when i see these big beauties rising up. Congrats and thanx for sharing.
    "All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish" -Harold F. Blaisdell

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    Beautiful trout and better picture. Well done as always, David.
    Charlie B

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    David,
    Wow! Beautiful!!

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