Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > Smoky Mountain Fishing

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-27-2006, 12:51 PM
tennswede tennswede is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,141
Default West Prong Little P and Little River below Elkmont

Got lazy yesterday. well really I had a terrible sinus headache in the morning that's why I didn't get to the river until 12:30 pm. I rigged up at one of the quiet walkways and almost immediately a couple of fly fisherman joined me. They politely asked me if I was going to fish upstream or down. I said upstream but I told them if they wanted to fish that particular are that I will yield it and go somewhere else. They said that's okay we fish downstream. I insisted that they could have it or fish together with me. They politely declined, I guess they were afraid of my wild looks . I went on my way and began fishing. I caught four small bow's the size of my thumb. This was not normal. I took the water temp and it was 64 not too shabby. I guess the fish was just not in the mood. I fished for about two hours before I decided to go somewhere else. It was extremely muggy and I was soaking with sweat. I went down the Sugarland valley and drove over to Little River. I fished from 3 pm until dark. The fish didn't cooperate until about 6 pm. I began catching fish on top with a tan caddis size 16. I saw some caddis and yellow stone coming off sporadically. The water temp was 66. Then at about 7 pm I noticed car sitting at a pullout right in front of me and I didn't think much of it. When I looked up after haveing released a bow I saw them still sitting at the pullout with the engine running. That's when I saw what was going on. In front of me, I guess about 75 yards were this black bear crossing the stream. He never looked at me and I snapped a picture. I was too far away to get a god picture. The bear just wandered up the hill side and I kept on fishing. I caught a nice 10" Brown Trout immediately after and forgot all about the bear. It was a nice outing but tough fishing. It seems like we really need cooler weather. Let's hope Labor Day weekend brings some nicer temps.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.