Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 40

Thread: Why is it wrong to post stream names?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Glades
    Posts
    573

    Default

    Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited in the sytem by far. Last year was a down year with ONLY 9.2 million visitors
    I started with nothing, and I have most of it left.
    www.angelfire.com/film/samsfotosafari

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    maryville
    Posts
    547

    Default

    Ive viewed this topic on this site and other sites before.. there are no secret streams or spots in the park, period.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,524

    Default

    Yeah, but you can definitely get them on the radar by posting about them

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC
    Posts
    992

    Default

    2weightfavorite--I pretty much agree, although I don't think quite the same holds true for nearby national forests.
    Jim Casada
    www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SE Tennessee
    Posts
    644

    Default

    Two things here:
    First, I have fished enough in the eastern US to know that where you catch a bunch one time might not produce another time. I have fished spots in the park where I caught fish before and haven't caught anything another time. I fished for several years behind what is now the KOA in Townsend. Never caught anything but one year, I got into a hatch and caught fish every evening. And that was only in two small places on the river!
    Second, if I want to find out about creeks and streams in the park, I'll pull Don Kirk's book off the shelf, along with my park map. I'll read, fish and hope the fish cooperate.
    Last edited by Knothead; 08-06-2010 at 09:32 AM. Reason: clarify statement

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Greeneville, TN
    Posts
    751

    Default

    Knothead,

    Good post. There are some spots that tend to produce more fish, but there are plenty of trout in most of the streams in the Smokies. It just a matter of using the right technique, a little luck (a lot for me) and the anglers preference for what type of experience they want to partake in. I don't mind helping some people out, but I do get a little weary when a newbie comes in and wants all the magical answers to catching fish. I learned like you, my first Park book was Don Kirk's and I used it to get started while accumulating all the other books that have been published on the Smokies. I have the topo maps as well. I really enjoy using the books and maps to find new water, a big part of the experience for me!


    Neal

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC
    Posts
    992

    Default

    Neal (and John)--If you fellows haven't checked out wht Fred Turner is doing, map-wise, I suggest it would be worth your while. Basically he takes up where USGS maps leaves off with the entire focus being towards the angler.
    Jim Csada

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Loudon, TN
    Posts
    995

    Default

    Thanks for the referral, Jim.

    Neal and John, my first book for fishing the park was also Don Kirk's. Prior to Jim's book, I was using it and one by Jimmy Jacobs (covering Southern Appalachian streams) to begin what was just going to be an online shared database. Then one thing led to another...

    In addtion to the Little River system detailed map, I've just made available the same for Forney Creek and Upper Deep Creek. Am presently working on one for Greenbrier.

    JF
    “Joe” Fred Turner

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Loudon, TN
    Posts
    995

    Default Posts of a different kind...

    Just curious... Was there ever a time when there were road/trail signs in the park giving the names of streams being crossed?

    JF
    “Joe” Fred Turner

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC
    Posts
    992

    Default

    Fred--I'm pretty sure there wasn't. If so, I think I would remember them from boyhood, and I have no such recollections (or photographs).
    Jim Casada

Similar Threads

  1. TWRA wrong about...
    By waterwolf in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-01-2012, 09:34 PM
  2. Couldn't do no wrong
    By buzzmcmanus in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-14-2010, 10:54 PM
  3. Skunked Again! Am I doing something wrong? Any Advice?
    By Birdman7 in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-21-2008, 12:16 PM
  4. Oops...wrong fish stocked
    By ijsouth in forum Fisheries Management & Biology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-06-2007, 08:40 AM
  5. I did something wrong didn't I ???
    By fishlicker in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-02-2007, 12:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •