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Old 04-08-2011, 07:43 AM
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Default Some slow fishing in the high country

I recently went on a 2 day 1 night trip to the high country. I found out quickly the water is 10-12 degrees colder in the higher elevations compared to the lower elevation streams I have been fishing this year.

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The fishing was very slow. I fished 5 creeks and barely scraped up a handful of small rainbows. No browns were caught but I did at least manage to hook one.

4 of the 5 streams I fished are streams I am fairly familiar with and they typically yield very good numbers of fish, with a few larger ones thrown in from time to time. I am not the best fly flinger in the world, but I am convinced the water temps had them shut down.

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Yesterday, I fished one of the best brook trout streams in NC and got skunked. I did have one rise to the dry and hooked another with the nymph. That was it.


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I thought yesterday's hike out was going to kill me. I need to drop a few pounds, it was a grim reminder of what poor shape I am in. It is a brutal and very steep uphill hike. I thought my knees were going to give out on me and I am pretty sure I suffered a mild heart attack about 3/4 of the way up.

It was still a fun trip and the scenery was amazing. The mountains look so different this time of year with no foliage, except for the rhododendron.

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Those are some great pics Possessed, and a beautiful place to be fishing.

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Default Re: Some slow fishing in the high country

Between this post and the other on Rainbows you fish in beautiful places. I have fished in the Smokey's (TN side) and love the scenery. Your pictures are great and to take a few fish is even better.

Keep sharing your adventures so I can live vicariously through you.
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