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Old 10-20-2013, 10:33 AM
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While the fishing was pretty slow the day before I tried to set my expectations low as Nathan and I headed up to Elkmont. After a stop into LRO for some new fishing line, we headed into the madness of peak fall weekend to get in some fishing. The trailhead was so full we couldn't even get a spot and had to park at a pull off 1/4 mile away.



A view from the bridge



The news van was at the trailhead and so was a wedding. Nathan spouted out something like, "Government shutdown ends saving wedding crisis's throughout the park".





Since we weren't invited I guess it was time to hike in



My lousy attempt to capture some color



After passing a dozen or so fisherman on the hike up we finally reached some fresh water





Rigged up a double yellowhammer rig and within a cast or two had this guy



And just a few more casts had this whopper of 11.5 inches

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:40 AM
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While the water was low it was pooling up quite nicely.



Here's Nathan working a pool



He landed the only Brown trout of the day.



Then I caught another sweet rainbow



The next picture was taken underwater at a pile of 100+ acorns that were lying in the stream



Lousy shot from above the water



If only I knew Latin Well it is ALL LATIN to me



And with less fungus but better framing

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:49 AM
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We soon entered the flats where 75% of the water was unfishable



It was after 4 and it was time to head back. While hiking back we realized we had covered more than 3/4 mile if stream. While the trail was full on the hike back we had it to ourselves on the hike back. As we approached the old buildings we headed music loudly playing from the wedding. While this is uncommon these days It made one imagine how loud the area would have been before the families were pushed out of the cabins. And while we would have loved to hook up with a big Brown (Or even a small one) it wouldn't have held a candle up to this catch of the day

They were even kind enough to pose for a shot for me



Lucky Bastard

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Old 10-20-2013, 12:18 PM
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Looks like a great trip. Pretty cool wedding too, proverbial one that didn't get away.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:14 PM
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Looks like a great trip. Pretty cool wedding too, proverbial one that didn't get away.
There's a 2nd fish joke in that, but I'll just say: "Thanks for the beautiful photos."
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:49 PM
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Default Incredible pics...

I hope ya don't mind, but I nabbed that first pic, of the shot looking up the river, to be the background / wallpaper, on my laptop...soooooooooo beautiful!!!!

Mike


PS: That might help me hold out till I get to come up in November
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:50 AM
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I hope ya don't mind, but I nabbed that first pic, of the shot looking up the river, to be the background / wallpaper, on my laptop...soooooooooo beautiful!!!!

That must be off the bridge at Elkmont. I know that riffle at left!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:29 PM
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Looks like the young man fell for the nymph. She looks like a keeper. Very nice post and pictures.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:57 AM
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Looks like the young man fell for the nymph.
She puts the Game changer to shame Sure it only took a cast or two

Thanks to others for all your kind words
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:07 PM
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Great pictures and nice fish!
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