Re: Deep Creek
Thanks Stimulator2: The first trip to the smokies was when I was about 15 but I didn't fish- just looked at the mountains, etc. Last year was my fish fishing trip. One guy told me that a lot of the best areas required long walks but this year I sort of did a run and gun sampler just to see as many streams as possible. If I do hike up 7 miles, do I get away from the crowds or are there still a fair number of fishermen that far up? Inaddition to Deep Creek I am thinking about the east prong of the Little River on the Tennsessee side, I think you have to hike in about 7 miles to reach fisherman's prong, etc.
On the time? If the trail is wide and smooth then I'd figure 7 miles in maybe 2 to 2 1/2 hours? Is that correct? Or if there are roots, rocks, stream crossings, etc- longer than 3 hours? How steep a climb- easy grade all the way or lots of ups and downs? Thanks for any help.
Last trip I caught mostly rainbows and a few browns. Is there a spot that is reliable for brookies?