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    Default Pisgahlachian Slam

    I set out today on my continued quest to conquer the remote headwaters of this Pisgah stream, hoping to find native char if I go far enough. No char was found in the main stream today, but I'll keep looking.

    As soon as I get down to the water, I see very fresh bear tracks. That made me a little nervous, but I started fishing, looking around an awful lot. First cast of the day, I caught a nice crawdad. I fought the rhodo, trees limbs, and very low water for a few hours, only to land a few small rainbows.

    I had a large bobcat jump across the stream about 20 yards in front of me. He was up the ridge and out of sight in a matter of seconds. They sure can move fast.

    I decided to boulder hop down and drive to the lower section where there is more water. It started off strong, I was catching a trout every few minutes for about an hour or so. I hooked up with a few browns but mostly rainbows. Things started to slow down so I decided to explore one of the small feeder streams.

    I fished the feeder hard, but the water was so low, things were very slow. I did manage to land two very small brook trout. Man, we need some rain.

    Decent numbers today, but nothing of much size. The rainbow pictured below was a the largest fish landed today.

    I'm no expert, but I am pretty sure these are bear tracks. That's what I thought they were when I saw them and they look like what I have looked at on the web since I got home. Does anyone have any input?



    Uh, Oh




    I forgot the bring some butter and a bib




    Plenty of room to cast in here





    Not much, but best of the day





    Small brown but perty brown





    Baby brook


    Wild troutin, blue linin, fly flingin, camo wearin, redneckin elitist.

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    Thanks for the report. Looks like time well spent.
    You're right, we DO need rain bad. It is getting really dry down our way.

    Question for you: Do you fish that green weenie as a dropper, and if so, how far down do you usually drop it?

    Thanks,

    Scott

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    Fished as a dropper, 12-18 inches. Fished about 12 inches yesterday since the water was so low. Literally catching about 30 on the weenie for every 1 on the dry.

    Last week, catch rate was about 20 on the weenie to every 1 on the dry.
    Wild troutin, blue linin, fly flingin, camo wearin, redneckin elitist.

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    Thanks for the report and pictures.
    I always enjoy reading your pisgah adventures.

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    Yep....bear tracks. Thanks for the story and pics.

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