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 02-18-2012, 12:13 AM
Corbo Corbo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sevierville TN
Posts: 494
Default Greenbriar Goldrush?

****ation! Maybe I'm in the wrong business!

So this afternoon I'm winding along on 416 looking at the River and see this dude wrestling big rocks about so he can shovel gravel into 5 gallon pails... he had two gold pans (green & blue) and was wearing hip boats.....

I cannot imagine anyone going to that much effort if he didn't expect to cash in.... but then again I think about all the time I've splashed about in rivers on the chance that I might fool a few fish.

Maybe I ought to look into gettin one them gold pans...... you know just in case there ain't no hatch.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-18-2012, 01:12 AM
2weightfavorite 2weightfavorite is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: maryville
Posts: 395
Send a message via AIM to 2weightfavorite
Default

I watched a guy set up a mini sluce and shovel gravel into it in walland 2 years ago. He then showed me how to pan, and in minutes found a few specs of gold. With gold at over a grand an ounce, the idea has crossed my mind...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-18-2012, 09:34 AM
MadisonBoats's Avatar
MadisonBoats MadisonBoats is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norris, TN
Posts: 1,909
Default

Corbo,
What fun it would be to pan for gold. I think the big issue is the 'Claim'. Most people probably could pan as a hobby; but, once someone starts making some money-it is all over. The City, County, State, Federal, land owner, etc. will put a stop to it. I think there are a few areas where you can get permits/claims to pan for gold.
__________________
“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
  #4  
Old 02-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Grannyknot's Avatar
Grannyknot Grannyknot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 827
Default

There was an actual "gold rush" on Coker Creek many years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2012, 11:24 AM
Jim Casada Jim Casada is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Posts: 992
Default

Corbo--If the panning was going on inside Park boundaries it was illegal, although it seems that these days rangers concentrate almost all their enforcement activities on traffic, parking lots, and front country issues.
Jim Casada
www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com
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 12:08 PM.



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