I had made up my mind yesterday where I would spend Wednesday. Decided to head over to NC and fish the Kephart Prong.
Got a later start than I liked and almost decided to scrap the whole deal. When I left WBIR was showing rain well to the north of the park. When I got to Townsend the skies over toward NC were looking a little rough.
I hadn't got ten feet past the bridge and the thunder started. I turned around and sat out a 30 minute downpour in the truck. I was afraid that the rain had set in and was running through different game plans in my mind.
As I finished up my Subway the rain stopped and the sky sort of blued up. With the the recent monsoon still fresh on my mind I figured that Beech Flats Prong would be a little better due to it's proximity to an escape route.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I was not about to take the good camera out with a looming downpour.
The catching was slow going for a bit and then the rainbows started coming a respectable rate. Started with a yellow stimulator and green weenie. All the bows were close to the same size.
Got up a little ways and the stimulator peaked the interest of a couple of these guys...
Next cast, less than ten feet away and this guy shows up...
After the brookie the fishing suddenly died off? Tried changing flies but nothing seemed to be working. I figured I should take the lack of action as a sign and headed back to the truck.
I got everything situated and started to pull out and the heavens opened up again. It poured all the way to the Alum Cave Trail parking lot.
I only caught about 15 or so with the majority being rainbows. Fished for about 3 hours and had a great time. Didn't see another sole on the stream and very happy to get the slam. Still can't believe that I picked up the a slam within a hundred yard stretch of stream.
I hope that the stimulus funds weren't used on this one: