Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-23-2011, 12:51 AM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,193
Smile LR Big Brown

The past two days were perfect for fishing and even decent for camping if you don't mind a little rain. I spent both days on LR while camping at Cades Cove. The catching was a little on the slow side but I can't complain when one of the few I do catch is a nice brown. This fish hit an olive sculpin pattern (I saw tons of sculpins on this trip) and there was no doubt about it...



For those just interested in getting out, I think you could have caught good numbers of rainbows and smaller browns if you were willing to fish nymphs hard. I even saw a few rainbows rising in the slower back eddies... This warm water won't last for too long so enjoy it while you can!
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-23-2011, 01:01 AM
Knik Knik is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rockwood/Gatlinburg Tn.
Posts: 172
Default

Great brown David! Glad you got to enjoy some fishing before all this rain hit.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-23-2011, 01:54 AM
flyman's Avatar
flyman flyman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hillbilly Hollow, NC
Posts: 888
Default

Nice fish David! Sculpin patterns are a good bet this time of year. Big fish love them.
__________________
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-23-2011, 07:37 AM
MadisonBoats's Avatar
MadisonBoats MadisonBoats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norris, TN
Posts: 1,890
Default

Nice! Hopefully, I will try a few of my friend Ray's Sculpin Patterns next year on the Clinch for some of the bigger boys...
__________________
“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
power
to choose, to respond, to change.”


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-23-2011, 01:44 PM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,193
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
Nice! Hopefully, I will try a few of my friend Ray's Sculpin Patterns next year on the Clinch for some of the bigger boys...
Shawn, throwing streamers on the tailwaters is addicting. I've got it so bad now that I throw them even on low water just because I can. I'll look forward to seeing how you do next year!
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-23-2011, 02:02 PM
whitefeather's Avatar
whitefeather whitefeather is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bean Blossom, Indiana
Posts: 357
Default

David,

Very nice fish! Way to go! Wish I could be down there!
__________________
Whitefeather

-don't tell me why we can't, tell me how we can.- whitefeather
_________________________________________________
Blue skies, warm gentle winds, and trout filled waters to all!
(Wilu Sgis, Wami Tsenitli Winidis, Ani Tiwuti Wiledi Weitas Do Ali!)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-23-2011, 04:55 PM
Knothead Knothead is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SE Tennessee
Posts: 644
Default

Nice brown! How long was it? Estimated weight? Inquiring minds want to know.
__________________
John Torchick
http://www.hiwasseecustomrods.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-23-2011, 06:12 PM
David Knapp's Avatar
David Knapp David Knapp is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 2,193
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knothead View Post
Nice brown! How long was it? Estimated weight? Inquiring minds want to know.
Not sure about the weight but it measured 21 inches...
__________________
"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

http://thetroutzone.blogspot.com
http://www.troutzoneanglers.com
contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-23-2011, 11:13 PM
BlueRaiderFan's Avatar
BlueRaiderFan BlueRaiderFan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,512
Default

That's just sick...probably against a few laws, not to mention rules and regulations of various municipalities and small countries...if it's not it should be.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-24-2011, 09:49 AM
bluefish bluefish is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: upstate n.y.
Posts: 21
Default

Beautiful fish, David. Those size large sure like a nice sculpin dinner. Hard to put away the streamer box. Very glad you didn't.


Charlie

Last edited by bluefish; 12-24-2011 at 09:50 AM.. Reason: mistake
Reply With Quote
Reply

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 01:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.