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10-04-06, 07:21 PM
Well, finally made it to Hazel Creek. Wow, this is a beautiful place. Caught several small bow's and browns. Only a couple of fat bow's. Paddled over from Cable Cove and camped for four days on the first site going in. Hiked up and fished Bone Valley Creek. Lots of fisherman for a Sunday through Wednesday. Ate great food and enjoyed some of the prettiest scenery!
10-05-06, 09:40 AM
I love that stream. You camped at Proctor. How low was the lake? I keep thinking about going back there this fall. Wonder if I should wait for the leaf drop?
10-05-06, 06:24 PM
River Rat...check your PMs. Thx.
I have been wanting to fish that stream ever since I read On the Spine of Time about 10 years ago. Finally, I am heading up there in November. Any suggestions about dry or nymph patterns?
10-06-06, 03:54 PM
KT. The lake was down about 12-15 feet. Leaves just starting to change.
The lake water was not too cold, comfortable enough for a bath or two.
I fished every nymph in the box, only a small pheasant tail seemed to interest them. BIG bushy dries-Adams, Wulffs, was the ticket for about 90% of the fish I caught. Had a pretty good Caddis hatch, light brown body.
10-09-06, 01:31 PM
Thereís been a big uproar going on up here for a couple of years. The park service, the federal government and locals have been beating each otherís heads over a road that was supposed to have been built more than 60 years ago across the north shore of Fontana, to replace the one that was flooded when they built the lake.
Most locals want it because it would allow easier access to the graveyards around Proctor and the other abandoned settlements. They also say it will bring more tourism dollars.
Theyíve got a valid argument. They were promised a road when the government forced them off their land many years ago.
But personally, Iím against it because I think it will turn that beautiful, secluded section of the park into another tourist zoo. I know itís snotty and elitist on my part, but there is definitely something good to be said for places that can only be accessed by boat or on foot. Those three creeks are gems, and Iím afraid easy access would ruin them, not to mention the construction.
What do yíall think?
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