Last week in Cherokee
Camped on Big Cove/ Raven's fork area last week and fished about every
day one place or another. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip but with the daily rains in Raven's Fork I couldn't figure it out over there. I tried dry/ dropper. double nymph rigs with indicators, single bug rigs, larger/ smaller, etc. I did catch a couple above the trophy section ( a Brookie and a Bow) but all in all slow going compared to my trip in June to the same waters.
I crossed the hill and fished WPLP one day and caught a few, but, again not the numbers I've caught in the past on the same stretch of water. I wanted to fish Road Prong but the trail folks had it closed all week so I fished above and below the trailhead and on up to Alum trail head also.
Question is, how do you guys handle the higher water and stained water to catch fish if that's all you have? I had planned my last trip to the Smokies for the year, I was there, and everywhere nearby seemed to be high and rushing. Just wondered.
<(((>< In tribute to Ben, Duck Hunter extraordinaire, and man's best friend.