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Old 11-29-2009, 01:57 PM
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WRN--I'm not aware of any study, but I've been familiar with the stream for decades. It has been in a long, slow state of decline, and that began well before the droughts of 2007 and 2008. A good friend of mine and fishing buddy who lives in Robbinsville, Marty Maxwell, says the stream is at best a pale shadow of what it was in the 1960s and 1970s. Other than acid rain and Anakeesta rock leaching, I have no theories. It is, however, something more than just drought. Jim Casada
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:35 AM
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In fact anywhere in Joyce Kilmer Wilderness is ok just to have Tennessee liscense like in the park.

Drought last 2 years killed all the Browns that used to thrive there.
That is fairly mis-leading.....a good portion of the stream lies solely in North Carolina, including most of the headwater tributaries. Only the "border portion" may be fished with either license.

As far as using a Tennessee liscense anywhere in Joyce Kilmer....I don't know where you got that information, as most of the streams are in Graham County, NC and follow the NCWRC wild trout regulations.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:07 PM
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Grannyknot--I'm glad you posted this correction. I was 99 percent sure the license was not reciprocal for the entire drainage, but I didn't want to take time to go to the NCWRC regulations to check and be sure. Instead, I just shook my head in doubt and let it pass. Jim Casada
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:58 PM
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Grannyknot,

I am glad that you posted the regulations for those that were questioning. I would hate to hear that someone got a big fat ticket due to an instance where poor information was given on a board.
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