Hey fellas, thanks for all the advice. I went to the orvis store the morning after I posted and unfortunately found out that Chimney Top was in bad shape. I fished Bark Camp on Friday and did really good, of course they were about 2 week old stockers. I plan to hit Rock Creek next friday and see how its doing. I fished there in March of last year and caught a 15"-16" rainbow way on up from the camp ground. Talk about a surprise, im sure the expression on my face was priceless. A buddy of mine and myself camped there Oct. of '08 and had a blast.
I know the Dix is a great place to catch some quality trout, but unfortunately I don't have a boat. And the cumberland, well we all know that story, lets just pray for a little less rain this summer. Both of my parents are from adair county, and my uncle is a Helm and lives in russell county bout 15 min. from the landing.
Grousegunner, I would definately like to take you up on some info. about Paint Creek. Ive heard some good things about it and did some reading around back in early fall and saw where it had a slot limit imposed which told me its capable of growing some good size trout. Ive been wanting to check it out just wasn't sure on where to go. If you'd rather email me my address is in the first post.
At 26 Ive decided to go back to school which is why i moved up to Lex. I have friday's off while the kiddo is in daycare so thats my fishing day. I know there are lots of streams on this side of the state but was looking for the quality ones that produce carry overs and thus a little bit bigger fish. I really wish the kdfwr would try to start managing some of the smaller streams a little better. I can tell you trammel should be put on the DH list and recieve a stocking in october. I can take you down there anyday of the year and put you into fish. Some of which are big, and I have some pics to prove it.
Anyways thanks again guys, I appreciate your inputs. Anyone ever wants a fishing partner for a day, or is going to fish the dix and has a seat they are willing to share in their boat, Id really appreciate it, Id love to hit the Dix.
"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