My favorites from over the years.
probably not the biggest, but my most memorable rainbow. This pict was about 1999. A fun day of wading the little horseshoe on Abrams with my buddy Grampus one of the best fishermen I know. That river was a dry fly purist dream back then.
Gary, nice fish. But that brookie! That thing is huge!
I don't have a pic......but, my first and largest SMP trout was a 15 inch brown caught not far upstream for smokemont campground some 15 years ago..........what a day.......... I have had a couple of larger fish to rise, but never hooked and brought to hand........most of my fish are similar to the previous posts of the smaller fish.......but I enjoyed each and every one!!!!!!!
Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton
I've only fished the park a handful of times, and never landed anything big, but my favorite day in the park included this brookie:
I was so happy when I caught this brookie this June in Cosby Creek.
When I got back to our campsite I told my wife "OK we can go home now"
It was our first morning there
I know the feeling Muskrat. I never in all my wildest dreams think that I would get so much enjoyment, and be this obsessed with 5" fish. My g/f tells me that she had goldfish bigger than what I catch. Some people just don't get it, and thats ok. More streams for us!
No pics, but largest GSMNP fish.
Brown - 15"
Brook - 10.5"