Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Visiting the Back 40 of Corbo's backyard

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Smile Visiting the Back 40 of Corbo's backyard

    I just didn't get my fill on Wednesday and had to go back for some more.

    After having to cancel my backcountry plans this weekend due to my wife's grandmother being sick, I scored a hall pass for Sunday. My buddy Trey joined me today, and we headed into the unspoiled wilderness for an adventure.

    I was a little surprised to see this today. I guess everything will continue to be early this year

    We hiked to the "end of the trail" and crossed the creek and headed into a slice of heaven.

    I don't know why you guys want the first fish pic, but here you go. I snagged him before Trey even got his soles changed and rigged up.

    I was working alot of sweet water and was coming up empty handed in 3 out of 4 pools. Was it the full moon? Was it the water being a bit high? I don't know but it was definately slower than 3 days before.

    The fish that were brought to hand were some nice ones though

    This next one I called - tomorrow night's dinner

    Here's some stomach contents - How many bugs do you see? And this next one further proves how Byron must be crazy to tell people to use a green weenie

    This next hole I call "Minature Midnight hole"

    Contined in next post

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Smile Continued

    This next Brookie did the craziest thing. He said, "Thanks 2 weight for reminding ducky to wet his hands" I was shocked!

    A look down stream of some of the finest Brookie water you'll find.

    Here's my buddy Trey working a pool

    Brookie of the Day #1 - Another 9er

    While this day wasn't producing quanity, it sure was producing some quality

    I'm bring home a baby bumble bee - it was in my trouts belly

    This one was just so pretty, I had to show you a picture

    And then I scored Brookie of the Day #2 - 3 over 9 in a week - that's pretty sweet

    My day ended as I searched for the elusive manway to avoid walking the stream back down. After finally finding it, I once again got lost in the same 2 spots I ALWAYS seem to get lost in. This time it was Trey instead of Crockett with the second set of eyes to get us back on track. Trey seemed to be unsure we were even following a trail at many points, and unless you were in the rhodo tunnel you had to rely on looking for spots over logs people had stepped on for years or use broken branches to navigate and search for clues as to the path it took. It always adds to the adventure at the end of the day, and once again we made it out just fine. Back at the parking lot I talked to an Ohio couple who had been fishing. The wife had caught her first Brookie up ther today. I wonder if she'll be as "hooked" as I am

    And Mac, your right Knoxville isn't so bad

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Bucyrus, Ohio


    Thanks for sharing your trip, great fish and pics, my favorite place in the park.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Norris, TN


    Fabulous pictures and fishing report! Richard and I were talking about his backyard hole this past weekend. Looks like he should be hitting it up.
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
    to choose, to respond, to change.”

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Mooresville, NC


    Another awesome report. Was that a crawdad leg in the first guts picture?
    Wild troutin, blue linin, fly flingin, camo wearin, redneckin elitist.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee


    Quote Originally Posted by ifish4wildtrout View Post
    Another awesome report. Was that a crawdad leg in the first guts picture?
    Yep! I see them in the rainbows all the time. I don't think I have ever found them in a Brookie, although I haven't cut open all that many Brookies

Similar Threads

  1. Son of Little River - Backyard Watershed Project
    By JoeFred in forum Why We Fly Fish
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-20-2013, 09:57 AM
  2. Elkmont on Back to Back Weekends
    By JoeFred in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM
  3. I wish this was my backyard
    By duckypaddler in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-06-2012, 08:40 PM
  4. visiting grandfather
    By rbaileydav in forum Why We Fly Fish
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-17-2009, 07:20 AM
  5. Back to Mountains before Back to School
    By ijsouth in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-21-2008, 09:47 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