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Old 09-07-2010, 06:03 PM
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I set out today on my continued quest to conquer the remote headwaters of this Pisgah stream, hoping to find native char if I go far enough. No char was found in the main stream today, but I'll keep looking.

As soon as I get down to the water, I see very fresh bear tracks. That made me a little nervous, but I started fishing, looking around an awful lot. First cast of the day, I caught a nice crawdad. I fought the rhodo, trees limbs, and very low water for a few hours, only to land a few small rainbows.

I had a large bobcat jump across the stream about 20 yards in front of me. He was up the ridge and out of sight in a matter of seconds. They sure can move fast.

I decided to boulder hop down and drive to the lower section where there is more water. It started off strong, I was catching a trout every few minutes for about an hour or so. I hooked up with a few browns but mostly rainbows. Things started to slow down so I decided to explore one of the small feeder streams.

I fished the feeder hard, but the water was so low, things were very slow. I did manage to land two very small brook trout. Man, we need some rain.

Decent numbers today, but nothing of much size. The rainbow pictured below was a the largest fish landed today.

I'm no expert, but I am pretty sure these are bear tracks. That's what I thought they were when I saw them and they look like what I have looked at on the web since I got home. Does anyone have any input?



Uh, Oh




I forgot the bring some butter and a bib




Plenty of room to cast in here





Not much, but best of the day





Small brown but perty brown





Baby brook


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Old 09-07-2010, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for the report. Looks like time well spent.
You're right, we DO need rain bad. It is getting really dry down our way.

Question for you: Do you fish that green weenie as a dropper, and if so, how far down do you usually drop it?

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Old 09-08-2010, 03:52 AM
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Fished as a dropper, 12-18 inches. Fished about 12 inches yesterday since the water was so low. Literally catching about 30 on the weenie for every 1 on the dry.

Last week, catch rate was about 20 on the weenie to every 1 on the dry.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:49 AM
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Thanks for the report and pictures.
I always enjoy reading your pisgah adventures.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:23 PM
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Yep....bear tracks. Thanks for the story and pics.
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