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    Default Greenbrier Area Inquiry

    I see reports from time to time on the Greenbrier area. I have fished it myself a couple of times around the old turnaround where ramsey prong comes in. I was wondering what is your favorite stream in the Greenbrier area (not looking for honey holes named but just a stream in general)? Are most of you guys just sticking to the middle prong of the little pigeon or are there other tribs/streams you like too.

    Also what about Porters Creek anyone ever fish it and if so how'd it go? Not trying to get people all up there on it so if you would rather you can PM me at adam.s.beal at gmail.com. and I would be mighty thankful for any help or advice you can offer someone who doesn't get away from the tremont side of the park very often.

    Thanks!

    Adam

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    Adam,

    I fished up the Middle Prong a good ways this morning. Lots of rainbows to and one brookie. Two of the rainbows were really nice. Didn't have the camera along today. It started raining and I decided to call it quits. I never made it to any of the tribs because I'm too busy catching fish on the way up.

    I have only fished Porter's Creek a couple times and it has been a while. Seems like a bunch of small rainbows...the campsite is pretty nice. Guess I need to head back up there.
    Jason

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    I caught my first trout on a fly in Porter's Creek 50 years ago this summer. While it is full of smaller rainbows I caught one of the largest bows I have caught in the Park up there...13"....while I generally fish the section from the bridge to the parking area for the trail once you get above the first ridge on the trail there are some great stretches of plunge pools...one of the prettiest areas in that section to fish...there used to be a campground in Greenbrier where the picnic area now sits just above the ranger's house.

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    Thanks fellers that was helpful. I usually see a few guys fishing along the lower stretches below the ranger station. I just can't get that close and not go in a little farther somewhere and fish since there are so many miles of streams up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rog 1 View Post
    I caught my first trout on a fly in Porter's Creek 50 years ago this summer. While it is full of smaller rainbows I caught one of the largest bows I have caught in the Park up there...13"....while I generally fish the section from the bridge to the parking area for the trail once you get above the first ridge on the trail there are some great stretches of plunge pools...one of the prettiest areas in that section to fish...there used to be a campground in Greenbrier where the picnic area now sits just above the ranger's house.
    Rog1,

    I hope I can fish the Park when I am old geezer like you Just messin, I'll be 50 in a month and it can be harder than when I was 40, but I keep truckin on

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockett View Post
    Thanks fellers that was helpful. I usually see a few guys fishing along the lower stretches below the ranger station. I just can't get that close and not go in a little farther somewhere and fish since there are so many miles of streams up there.
    Crockett,

    If you don't mind walking a ways, try going up to where Ramsey Prong empties into the Greenbriar. It's only around 30-45 brisk walk from the Ramsey Cascade trailhead. I advise fishing the Greenbriar where it goes to the right after the junction with Ramsey Prong. There is no trail along this section of the Greenbriar so you'll need to be careful or fish with a partner, but you will luv this section of the river IMO.

    Neal
    Last edited by pineman19; 07-28-2010 at 10:02 PM.

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    the first 20 mile an hour sign after the ranger station.....big rock, deep hole....if not laoded with vinyl donuts will be good
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    I've done good in Porter's Creek. Like stated, a lot of smallish rainbows, but you will catch fish. (let's just say if I can catch fish there, anyone can.).

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineman19 View Post
    Rog1,

    I hope I can fish the Park when I am old geezer like you Just messin, I'll be 50 in a month and it can be harder than when I was 40, but I keep truckin on

    Neal
    Pineman...I have been reading your posts since you were working in Live Oak...I know you like the back country...enjoy it while you can...there are places I wish I could still get to but it would require an overnight trip...my best friend and I have been fishing there a week every September for the last 40 years and there is no end in sight....email me sometime and I might have a spot for you that isn't too hard to get to that very few people know about...the location surprises even most of the rangers...can be reached at jwatson@flabar.org...hope to meet up with you some time.

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