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Old 02-22-2012, 11:18 AM
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Although I have been a long time reader, this is my first post on this board. However, this trip I went on a couple of weeks ago, I feel is worthy of a post.

Decided to go fish a small wild stream (year around) a couple of weeks ago. Don't know what I was thinking. It was freeeeezing...

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Did some hiking and then some fishing. It was very slow and the takes were from deep down and very subtle. Here was the first catch of the day...

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Then to my dismay, I broke my tip to my bamboo rod...

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But I broke it catching this big fella!!

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Now just to add, here in Georgia our small wild streams normally produce wild fish in the 6" - 10" range, with a trophy being around 12" - 14". This is a pure wild north georgia stream bread 18" (17 and a half to be exact but I believe in rounding up ) rainbow trout. I don't know if i'll catch a small stream wild rainbow like that again anytime soon. If this were caught in a tailwater, no big deal, but I have been fishing this stream regularly for a couple of years and this is indeed a catch of a lifetime for this place.
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