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Old 09-27-2011, 02:46 PM
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Yes we traveled from Illinois. I have family in the Townsend, TN area. We will be coming back that was for Thanksgiving and most likely stay in the Bryson City area. Never really got to fish the Buffalo, there was not alot of available information on the rivers there.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:20 PM
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Hope to start posting a few stories of the creek and fishing again soon. Has anyone besides Ducky been over? What about the guy evidently from Robbinsville who mentioned the new Delayed Harvest regs? That large stocking of fish in the DH area will be good for the rest of the creek, some of them will get washed downstream and end up as hold overs, or skillet fare! Water was 63 degrees last weekend, a mile below the confluence of Little and Big Snowbird, which is awesome for August 31st. As usual though, Little Snowbird was flowing like coffee. Why will they not put up silt fences when working around the creek? For that matter, why is no one respecting the riparian zone along the creek up there?
I was able to hit the creek for the first time in about 20 months last weekend, for about 45 minutes. I had the good fortune to stick one heavy fish... and lose it, then landed the first fish I have brought to hand since New Year's eve 2011/12! It was a beautiful little wild bow, still with vivid par markings. It took what (I think) it thought was a struggling moth on top. That little bow was absolutely gorgeous, and amazingly I could still handle the rod pretty well!
More to come hopefully.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:34 PM
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I still haven't been back since the one time I came over years ago. Would love to make it again once cold weather gets here. Great stream when the big ones are running.

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Old 09-03-2013, 05:59 PM
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My son and I actually drove over Sunday from Chattanooga doing some scouting / exploring...

We made it to Robbinsville at 11:00, ate lunch, drove up Little Snowbird, Snowbird to Junction and then went up Santeetlah all the way to the Skyway. Figured out I could be on the upper Santeetlah in about the same time as the upper North River on the TN side.

Long day, one big circle but with three new streams to try. I was quite excited to see this recent post... Then I noticed how many posts there were and went to the beginning - wow! Some nice trout way back when!

Now I am thinking long weekend camping this fall... Hmm.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:55 PM
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What part of Snowbird are they going to make DH?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:28 AM
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From what I saw sign wise, as you go up stream there is a campsite on the right with a road / bridge going across the stream. Believe the road was 2579 and it was gated. The upstream side of the bridge had a DH diamond, down stream had a hatchery supported diamond.

The road (2579) does show on the Trails Illustrated Map (Fontana and Hiawassee Lake).

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:35 AM
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What part of Snowbird are they going to make DH?
From the bridge dwardmba mentioned, to the end of the road.
I can't really remember when they changed it to DH, but I was up a few years ago and it was all HS, went back this summer and it was DH.

Good for the lake dwellers, IMO.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:46 PM
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Good for the lake dwellers, IMO.
That would seem to be very good for the spawners that run up from the lake - no kill during the winter when they're up the river.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:17 PM
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I was attempting to keep from saying it that way, but yes, that's what I meant.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:43 PM
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I don't think I follow why you didn't want to say it that way.

They still have to get past the meat fishermen in the lower stretches. I'm being a bit more blunt.

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