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    Talking Opening Day in the Greenbrier

    Saturday I decided last minute that I would go fishing. Afterall, it was opening day for the Greenbrier road, and the fish have had rest and no sore lips for a couple of weeks.

    I tried to get the usual suspects to fish, but some were out of town, had plans, while another chose picnicking over fishing I even texted a few LRO members but they already were on the water, or hanging with family. So off I drove to the mountains.

    In trying to keep my post more "proper" here is the shot on the way.

    Don't see these everyday!



    And if that's not familiar I bet this is. Least I was turning in Sevierville



    Now I'm supposed to give you a hint shot. I call this Big Tree on top of Big Rock



    Not sure why I'm supposed to put this next pic but here goes.



    It felt nice and cool in that last shot

    I didn't take a pic of the trail, but there was a deer crossing the road at the trailhead. Hope that's good enough



    I put in a little lower than I typically put in. After 10 minutes of some sketchy climbing which included a 5 foot leap over a 15-20 foot drop I soon realized why Freddie had his in point a bit upstream. Didn't take a pic until I was above it



    Sweet water right above it. The first hole I first fished is in the background of the above shot.

    Not much of a start but a start none the less



    And my first Brookie



    Here's you some waterfall and plunge pools



    And back downstream



    Will continue

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    Saw a cool Woolly Worm on some moss on a rock midstream.



    The fishing was awesome. I had been wondering why I haven't had many days with really big numbers this year as opposed to the last Then I figured it out as I was reeling in fish after fish, I haven't been fishing by myself much this year





    Then I had something weird happen There was a midstream boulder that has a washtub shape which held 4 inches or so of water. It was 2 feet above current water level. I'm not sure if I caught a double and one flung off into the pool or if one was previously trapped there. But as I was taking a fish off I notice the other fish. I took there pictures then released them to the main stream



    They were mostly hitting the dry, but just enough on the dropper to make you keep it on











    So many hole to fish. I had to pass up a bunch of them because I was already going slow. 2-3 fish per hole will do that to you

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    Just One more hole


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    Thanks for the report Ducky and the great pictures, looks like the fish have sore lips again !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie View Post
    Thanks for the report Ducky and the great pictures, looks like the fish have sore lips again !
    Only 60-80 of them That meant I left 95+% of them untouched for Nathan on Sunday

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    Man I miss that area! Thanks for sharing such a great trip. Those solo days can be very rewarding in their own way...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    Only 60-80 of them That meant I left 95+% of them untouched for Nathan on Sunday

    and yet only two hit the neversink on sunday....kind of like they had recently seen that...hmmmm.

    The pink weenie on the other hand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDuncan View Post
    and yet only two hit the neversink on sunday....kind of like they had recently seen that...hmmmm.

    The pink weenie on the other hand!
    I used a yellowhammer dropper all day. I know if I hadn't seen pink in weeks I'd be after it.

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    Great post DP, great pics, even the ones driving in bring back a lot of trips. I know what you mean about fishing by yourself, I've taken my brother up there a couple of times, and of course being a good guide, he caught more than I did. Thanks for posting.
    Tad

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    Excellent report DP!

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