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Old 06-16-2010, 07:36 PM
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Kid Gloves--I think you've made a wise decision, because venturing far from the Enloe Creek campsite in the Raven For drainage entails a lot of "ifs." One key factor would be top-drawer woodsmanship skills.
If you stay at Smokemont, you can put your fitness to a decent test by hiking fair up Bradley Fork for a day of fishing--with maybe Tennessee Branch or Sweat Heifer Branch as potential destinations.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:57 PM
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Not to start an argument or hijack the thread but let's do a poll. This snipit from Joe Fred shows no brown trout at campsite 23. I,however caught one 8 inch brown at the mouth of Goshen Prong in 2006. My question, how far up a watershed have you all caught a brown trout?
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:01 AM
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It was probably JoeFred...

Check: www.smokystreams.com
Those maps are great, I had gotten a copy of Little River System from him last year, used it for our trip and again This year. It was a super help
We went up Sunday and We just got back today from the smokies and his maps helped us plan what streams we wanted to fish, and how to get there.

Awesome tool

Thanks JoeFred.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:26 AM
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Hey Hans if you let Fred know he will update the map. I think most of the species mapping is done from book references and word of mouth from fishermen like yourself. I have sent him reports like that from at least one place I fished and he is very appreciative since he wants it to be accurate (as it can be at least).
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:39 PM
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I should have explained that the species coding shown in the snip-it (and on the maps to come) is based solely on data provided to me recently by the National Park Service from research by Fisheries Management biologists. Although I've tried other methods, I now think using the NPS data is the best way to go on the updated maps... knowing full well that there will be exceptions to the results of sampling like Hans' brown. Helps keeps things interesting.

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:49 PM
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JoeFred,

I understand exactly, my original question still stands, how far up have anyone on here caught a brown. I'm talking elevation. My brown was a little north of 3200 ft I would guess.

As for your data, I'm not suggesting that anyone go that far up on a brown trout mission. I think fish move around a lot and it was probably a fluke. Most browns will be lower than that.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:22 PM
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Hans, I wish I could say I have caught a brown high up in a watershed. Maybe one day. As I worked on a map of upper Deep Creek, I saw that the NPS Fisheries Managemement biologists encountered browns at elevations approaching 3800 feet.

I hope you get some more responses to your question.

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:13 AM
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The first of the GPS-compatible maps (Eagle & Lower Hazel Creeks) is available at LRO and elsewhere.

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:48 AM
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My father always said that it's not the age, it's the mileage. I'm ready for an oil change and a tune-up! My wife will have to get one of those extended warranties! Good fishing, kid gloves and kg Jr.!
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:17 PM
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Sorry to bring back an old thread....didn't really feel the need to start a new one.

If anyone was using the old quadrangle maps of the smokies on the DLIA site, you might have noticed that section of their website can no longer be found....Ben Zank, the GSMNP cartographic technician, has combined them into one very useful PDF file, which can be downloaded by going here ->
http://dlia.sunsite.utk.edu/park-maps (Click GeoPDF park map)
Its very large, takes a minute to download, and a little while to fully load, but once its done, you have all the detailed quads in 1 file, rather than seperate files.

This map is better, in my opinion, than the trails illustrated map. If you have access to a high resolution color plotter, you've got yourself a free map.
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