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Thread: Fishing the side channels

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Seymour, TN

    Default Fishing the side channels

    My family and I spent a few days last week camping at Elkmont. Wed., we arrrived after 12pm and set up. I fished about 45min. and caught 3-4 bows in the campground area. Wed. night and all day Thursday it rained and the river rose and became fairly muddy. a kayaker would have loved the rapids! Friday the river had cleared but was still a little swift for midstream wading but the side channels were perfect. The quill gordons were not hatching as heavy as they have been over the past several weeks but I think there were March Browns were coming off. I fished only dries, Para adams and Adams Variant. The AV seems to be a good imitation of the march brown dun. Friday was a good day and caught lots of pretty bows in the campground. Next time you find the water a little high and fast, don't forget to search out those side channels!

    Some of you may recognize this place!

    March brown? It had a bright yellow egg sack on the tail end of the abdomen.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Knoxville, TN


    Cool pix. Thanks man.
    I got no style, I'm strictly roots.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Ft. Carson Co.


    Looks like a QG spinner. I usually just throw a #12 Rapidan when the two may be seen together, that covers both of 'em.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008


    Yeah, but you didn't hike for miles to catch any of these monsters, like I did (Yes, that is self loathing that you detect):

    I had about a half dozen march browns in my box too...

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