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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default My first Smokey Mt. Trout

    I finally was able to get out and do some trout fishing this year up in the Park. I was there for a week, 7-30 to 8-6, and got out 3 times. I did the best on my first trip out, met up with Blue Raider Fan on Saturday 7-31. We headed out early and got up into some elevation at Chimney Tops, where we would have the best chances. This being my first time really having a good idea of what to look for and approach, all due to BRF, it was my best trout fishing experience in the Smokies. After about 3 hours of "stalking" I hooked into my first Smokie trout, a 10in. Rainbow! Wow, what a rush! It was the same feeling I got when I hoooked into my first trout on the Caney Fork. These Mt. trout are so much more agressive and colorfull than the ones I'm used to. That was my only trout the whole trip but I'm still stoked from that one! The other two times I got out I hit about a 1/2 mile strech of the river headed up past the "Y" to Tremont, no luck, and fished about 1/4 mile strech from park entrance to Sugarland Visitor center along road and no luck. Still awsome just to be out fishing in the Park. I'm still learning, and with the help of BRF and others I'm sure I can improve my skills and land more Trout.

    My first Smokie Mt. Rainbow, yellow neversink, tyed by BRF

    The release

    Thanks again BRF!
    Last edited by bigpopper; 08-07-2010 at 10:10 PM.
    Mark <::::><

    "We try to be perfect, but we're only fishermen. We wade out into the water, we don't walk on top of it."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009


    another one of us hopeless addicted
    Great looking fish

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008


    Glad you had a good time. Once we get you to not rip your line up out of the water and lifting it too early and to stop walking in front of the run I'm about to fish, we will be in business No worries though. I had to learn too and did all the same stuff my first few trips. Now if we can just start catching them like some of the guys on this board, we will be in for even more fun!
    Last edited by BlueRaiderFan; 08-07-2010 at 10:26 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    southern Indiana


    that's great man! Keep fishing and keep learning..

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Loudon, TN


    bigpopper, there's nothing quite like the thrill of it and no known antidote for it. Nice goin'.

    Joe Fred Turner
    Formerly SmokyStreams

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Andersonville, TN


    bigpopper - congrats on the rainbow. Keep after em.

    jasonkelkins at yahoo dot com

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