View Full Version : what a weekend in the smokies!
05-01-00, 10:14 AM
camped in the smokies this past weekend up at elkmont. stopped in at little river outfitters to get some inside information. byron talked with us for thirty minutes on what was hot. jim babb was to be doing a book signing on saturday, so i had to buy his book and leave it. friday evening we fished around elkmont and caught quite a few bows and browns on dries. saturday we fished up 3 or 4 miles from elkmont and had good luck with tellico nymphs early then hendricksons later. sunday, we hit the cades cove side of abrams creek. tough fishing there, but managed to catch a few beautiful bows. saw over a hundred deer and managed to get within 10 feet of a doe and its older fawn before scaring them off. highlight was watching my wife, first time fishing dries, tearing them up on a hendrickson on saturday evening. topped the trip off at the dillard house sunday evening. man, i'm tired today. can i get any sympathy?
05-01-00, 11:31 AM
What a tough life! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif Well, somebody has got to do it......but why couldn't it be me? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/frown.gif
Life is not fair.
05-01-00, 10:35 PM
Poor ol Fish2much ! You hard fishin fool ! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif haha
I WILL get up there sometime this year...crowds or snow or dead of night...I bought the book dad gum it...and I'm gonna fish he smokies is it's with a cane pole and a big ol red and white cork....driftin a spinner !
ok, not really, but I must get up there...I promised myself I would do it this year!
Owl thanks fo the vicarious moments fish2much.......were the fish of any size? ( yes or no will be fine, if'n ya don't wnat to bragg! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
05-02-00, 10:05 AM
owl, the largest caught was around 12" and we caught some small browns that were in the 6" range. we caught about 30 or 40 between 2 of us and my wife caught 3. at abrams the rainbows were in the 7 to 8" range. as you know all these fish were natives. until about a year ago, when i started fishing the smokies hard, i never realized how difficult it is to catch these natives. stalking and sneaking around and always fishing upstream because of the ever present spook factor. in little river we did spook some 20" browns. we saw 3 of those big bruisers. man, are they educated.
on a different note, i saw in an earlier post that you said the tallapoosa river area was your stomping grounds. mind if i ask what town you live in?
black knight, from your conversations on previous threads i get the impression that you live awfully close to GOD'S country. i have to drive at least 2 hours to see mountains. i am definitely jealous of the easy access you have to those coldwater beautys.
05-02-00, 10:49 AM
You thinnk I'm telling where I live !!!!??? Heck I already have to get my bomb sniffin dog "Bubba" to check the mail before I open it! hahaha http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
I'm in the huge metropolis of Temple, GA. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
You ?? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
05-02-00, 10:52 AM
Well, duuuhhh...Owl. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif haha
Just checked the profile screen. I see you live in the bustling city of Carrollton. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
We should get together sometime nad fish Tanner S.P. !!! I used to live in Carrollton and my Mom and cousins stil do. Fished Tanner alot in the last few years. Lots of small bass and bream, but they ain't too smart! Just my style !!! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Another member lives in Carrollton, met him at the Orvis sale but ( sorry guy ) can't remember hsi name ?? You out there lurking ??? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
05-02-00, 02:27 PM
owl, why can't those mountains slide towards west ga a little. only drawback to loving trout is the drive. i grew up fishing tanner st. park, but haven't fished there in 10 years. caught some of the biggest bream in the lower lake around all those stumps. i fish lake tara and the fishing lake at fairfield quite a bit now. there are some monster bass and crappie out there. caught a 11.5 lb bass out there 3 years ago.
i've read that you now have a float tube. let's hook up and float the toccoa one fine day. i know just the place.
05-02-00, 02:53 PM
Fish2much - I'm not blessed with good geographical memory, and don't have a map in front of me, but sounds like we might be on equal, but opposite legs of a triangle. I'm a good 1-1/2-2 hours from GSMNP, and a good 45 minutes to an hour from any trout fishing-
why didn't I get addicted to this sport before I settled down! Would have made some different decisions on where to live for sure.
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