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    Talking It's Orange and White time in Tennessee

    Surely you didn't think I'm referring to UT sports

    This is the Orange and White I'm referring to, just by the hair of my Finny fin fin




    It had been at least a month and a half since I had my fishing pole in the Smokies, and glad to be back out there. Fishing had been slower lately and I tried to manage expectations. I told my self if I caught a dozen fish I would call it a good day. Luckily mother nature would let us do much better this beautiful Spring afternoon.

    I think this shot is required on any fishing report of this area so here goes



    Don't let the decent amount of water fool you. The other feeder seemed to be the major feeder today, and water levels were perfect. The forest floor was full of Spring beauty



    Once we hiked up a bit higher these guys started to appear in good numbers. Here are some in the high water channel with bulbs exposed



    Other mandatory picture - First fish of the day



    While the feeding was is no way like a Spring frenzy that will make even the least skilled caster feel like a pro, the fishing was consistant and kept me smiling through the day. This next guy had an dent in front of his eye that made me wonder if a hook or predator had met this guy before.



    One of my better fish of the day. 50/50 action between the dry and dropper.



    Just a lovely day to soak up Spring!



    And a few more of the intended target of the day.




    Continued in next post

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    Smile Continued

    The action was good. My buddy trey like to fish by himself so we left him down river, while Nathan and I worked our way up into the headwaters. Nathan was supposed to leap frog me and get some fresh water, but seemed to give me way more of the fresh water, and there were weveral hours I didn't even see him. I still haven't figured out if he's just really nice or dumb. Hopefully he can get more of the fresh water next outing





















    Glad the winter is finally over, and it's back to fishing time in Tennessee. Get out there and get you some!
    Last edited by duckypaddler; 04-24-2013 at 09:26 AM. Reason: Not finished and computer froze up

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    I still haven't figured out if he's just really nice or dumb.
    Can't it be both?

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    Ducky -

    Really nice. Purty fishes. Pink Weenie, huh?

    steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    Ducky -

    Really nice. Purty fishes. Pink Weenie, huh?

    steve
    Yeah, had a Parachute Adams with the pink weenie dropper all day. Never had to change it out Saw yellow sallies and stoneflies also so I'm sure I'll be back to the neversink as soon.

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    Default Thanks for posting!!!

    Loved the pics, great report!

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    Yeah, had a Parachute Adams with the pink weenie dropper all day. Never had to change it out Saw yellow sallies and stoneflies also so I'm sure I'll be back to the neversink as soon.
    I caught pretty much all mine on the yellow neversink

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    Love it! Spring on the small streams is so much fun! Glad you guys had a good time and thanks for sharing your time on the water with the rest of us!
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    If I had to guess I bet fishing fresh water is just too easy for Nathan. He probably likes the challenge of fishing behind someone ha.

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    What a great post! Thanks for sharing.
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