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Old 06-16-2014, 09:10 PM
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This weekend the mother-in-law took the kids We were to meet at the Cataloochie exit, so I asked Nathan if he wanted to tag along and hit the stream after dropping off the kids. Sure enough he was game.

We headed into the forest



Soon walked past a fisherman hung up in a tree to which I made some smart remark on how he should try and land it. Then after hiking a bit more smelled cigar smoke and thought we found Big Sur, but apparently he's not the only Cigar smoking trout fisherman. We collaborated to make sure we would all have fresh water and we were hiking in furthest. Passed up this lovely stream on the hike in.



We hike a good ways and eventually determined a decent drop in. After a minute I had my first fish and a decent one at that



Nathan was doing well also



I was glad to be catching quality fish with hardly any dinks





Lovely stream



I was pretty happy to be out



A yellow mayfly that was out and about





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Old 06-16-2014, 09:18 PM
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Nettles are doing well. Just glad they aren't neck high like in some places



Logs can really make it more difficult



Cool fungus growing on a rhodo branch streamside



That's a log jam



Glad I wasn't around to get buried like this tree did










Snail with its slime trail



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Old 06-16-2014, 09:26 PM
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A nice Brookie Nathan landed



More strainers







Another awesome Smokies day. 3 Elk butts and 4 Turkeys (not counting the tourists) on the way out
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:52 PM
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Nice post Ducky! Just curious, what was the water temp up there?
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:35 AM
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Nice post Ducky! Just curious, what was the water temp up there?
We didn't measure it so I'll just go with "perfect"
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:16 PM
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Ducky headed up the stream



And another shot of his big rainbow:



One other hobby i have taken up along with fishing the park is catching the many different salamander species:



Same one, different shot:



Working a pool:



Planning ahead



Lots of big trees in the this streams, blown out strainer dams, and strainer dams trying to form big pools



Fish on!!!



A nice bow for me:



A good brookie for ducky:



My big brookie for the day, not my biggest fish all day, but probably my favorite for the day:

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Old 06-18-2014, 10:14 AM
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And the best picture of the day just off my iphone at Gigi's

We met Hound Dog and the most interesting motorcycle set-up I have ever seen





Thanks for adding pics Nathan
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:18 AM
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That must be like an oceanliner, takes 3 miles to turnaround!
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