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    Default 2 hours at Tremont

    I fished 2 hours along the gravel road at Tremont today. I had one good bite
    on a bhpt. I only saw one fish feeding on the surface ,and he was not interested in my dry fly. It was very overcast this afternoon at Tremont.
    Gone fishing.

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    Water was high wasn't it?

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    Default Little River Slow

    Spent about 3 hrs above Elkmont...4 fish, a good 10 in brown (on a dry). The hatch never materialized. Lots of water.

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    I consider the roadside portion of MPLR to be the hardest of any to fish on the TN side of the park. I contribute it to the quantity of fishermen it consistently sees on a daily basis. Dare I say, but I feel more hate for this section of water than love. I routinely drive right past it to fish other small streams in the area, and if I am really looking for some fantastic fishing I expect to put in at least 6 miles roundtrip hiking.

    That being said, the headwaters above the parking area are some fantastic streams.

    I have found that just a little bit of leg time, even 1/2 mile, will increase your fishing success.

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    You are right about Tremont being crowded. I was short on time, and spent
    too much time looking at wildflowers instead of fishing in a better location.
    Gone fishing.

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    Tremont crowded? I have fished it a number of times and only seen one or two other anglers. Fished during the week and weekends- same same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knothead View Post
    Tremont crowded? I have fished it a number of times and only seen one or two other anglers. Fished during the week and weekends- same same.
    Was going to visit Sam in the headwaters above Tremont bright and early on Monday 4/2. As I pulled up there were 2 guys getting out of a white pickup that looked very concerned that they might have company.

    I let them have a couple minutes head start and as I started hiking up from the gravel parking lot a third vehicle, a green pickup arrived as well.

    I just about caught up with the 2 anglers after the 2nd bridge (metal with cables; when did that tree fall on it?)

    Seeing footprints on rocks and possibly having someone else behind me isn't part of the Sam's experience for me, so I stopped there and fished the middle prong back down to the parking lot, and had it all to myself. I fished for about four hours, had a lot of hits and a landed handful - a lot of fun with the feisty little rainbows pounding a Thunderhead dry.

    As I drove back down there were several "wide load" semis with huge concrete blocks of some sort - what's going on at the Institute? As I got to the intersection with Laurel Creek Rd, the gate was closed but thankfully not locked (I was already in trouble for leaving the wife and kids at the cabin too long).

    -Matt-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemEAngler View Post
    I consider the roadside portion of MPLR to be the hardest of any to fish on the TN side of the park. I contribute it to the quantity of fishermen it consistently sees on a daily basis. Dare I say, but I feel more hate for this section of water than love. I routinely drive right past it to fish other small streams in the area, and if I am really looking for some fantastic fishing I expect to put in at least 6 miles roundtrip hiking.

    That being said, the headwaters above the parking area are some fantastic streams.

    I have found that just a little bit of leg time, even 1/2 mile, will increase your fishing success.

    Wow Travis...I've had the best luck there. Got my biggest one on in the park and my biggest to hand so far on that stretch. I tie my own flies so they may be seeing something they don't see too often, hence my good luck...maybe I've just hit it at the right times. I love that stretch though. Funny how people have differenct views on places in the park.

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    I don't know if it is a confidence thing or what but I routinely skip a lot of the lower parts of MPLR. I usually start just before what I call the "Cliffside" pull off or in those parts and then moving upstream, hit my favorite holes. Some of the lower river looks great and I may at times take a cast here and there but I have not had much luck down there. However, in the upper reaches I have never found a problem finding fish. I also like fishing the lower section of Thunderhead Prong from Sams down to where it joins MPLR.

    Tight Lines,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan View Post
    Wow Travis...I've had the best luck there. Got my biggest one on in the park and my biggest to hand so far on that stretch. I tie my own flies so they may be seeing something they don't see too often, hence my good luck...maybe I've just hit it at the right times. I love that stretch though. Funny how people have differenct views on places in the park.
    One man's trash is another man's treasure....I hate that road side section. Glad you like it BRF. I have set out to fish it a handful of times and have done ok. Agree with Travis on the walking...you got to pay to play.
    Jason

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