Well, I made it to Townsend to check out the Troutfest and after purchasing a T-shirt and yapping with tons of people I decided to head to LRO for more yapping.
I talked to Byron and Daniel for awhile and decided that I needed another ballcap to go on my halltree with all the other ballcaps.

Then I decided to to head to the Park Headquarters to buy a cacheted envelope with the logo of Chimney Tops on it and with the new Smoky Mountains Stamp affixed to it. After all these expeditions it was time to find a spot to fish. I looked at West Prong of Little Pigeon but it was way too high. I ran into a fellow from S.C. and we decided to fish a small creek behind the Park Headquarters as an alternative to the washed out creeks. We fished for about half an hour and then my new found friend had to rejoin his family who were in the Tourist Mecca.

I kept on fishing and caught and released ten trout. To my surprise, several were 7 and 8". I lost two that might have been 9". Amazing how fun those small creeks can be. I used to fish small creeks like that a few years back but got more into bigger waters. I guess it is nice sometimes to go back to your roots.

Anyway, It was a beutiful day and for only fishing for about two and a half hours it was a good day. Water temp on Fighting Creek was 63 and that must be real great considering it's low elevation. Yellow Sallies were coming off as well as a small tan caddis size 18.

Thanks for letting me yap today Byron. I promise I will stay away for a while so you can go back to selling merchandise 8-)