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    Default Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    Well the weekend was ok but fishing was slow but my son,a friend and i caught enough to eat so maybe it was ok. The water was a little high but you really cant tell from the pics cause we have had alot of rain and it rained friday when we got to camp and the water came up along with fishing pressure from some others who had been there for a week made fishing tough.
    On the way in.

    My son.

    The mountain laurel in bloom.

    Forney Creek.

    A couple rainbow we caught no brown.

    It rain on sunday when we got out to our truck and trailer.. If anyone was wondering a parachute adams saved the weekend .

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    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    stimulator2: That looks like a great way to get into some remote areas. Thanks for the great trip report and photos despite the bad wx, high water and fishing pressure.


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    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Middle, Tennessee

    Default Re: Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    Parachute Adams is always a good go to fly when fishing GSMNP.

    Thanks for sharing your trip report and photos with us, looks like y'all had a good time.
    Popperfly >-<(((((*>

    Born to Fish...Forced to Work !

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    Default Re: Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    I was in the GSMNP from 6/18-6/25 as well. I hit up Abrams Creek, I believe. Never could set the hook but I was getting quite a few hits. I think I was using a dry fly that was a little too large for the particular fish that were hitting. I think I was throwing a 12 when I should have been throwing a 14 or maybe even a 16. But before I could change out the fly I caught an over hanging limb and lost my only leader I'll get Jim* this fall when I'm down there!

    (*Jim the character of the song Yellow Backed Fly by Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers off Martin's sophomore album Rare Bird Alert)

    "In the school of the outdoors there never is a graduation day" - Jim Casada

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    Default Re: Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    I have fished Abrams Creek but it been awhile since i been on the Tenn. side of the park and a number 12 should be fine there just might have been one of those days when the flip and play at the fly more than take it, i have seen that alot and sometimes downsizing helps but not always, i like a 14 the best for GSMNP. But the weekend was a #12 parachute Adamson the NC side.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Race City USA, NC

    Default Re: Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    Nice, looks like fun. I got back from Hazel yesterday. It was practically blown out and I have never seen Fontana Lake so full. Fishing was pretty slow but I managed some decent numbers, most fish I caught in Sugar Fork, it was easier to wade than Hazel.
    Wild troutin', blue linin', fly flingin', camo wearin', redneckin' elitist.

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    Default Re: Weekend in GSMNP 6/25/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by possessed View Post
    I have never seen Fontana Lake so full.
    I was on Fontana Lake also; the morning of the 22nd. My mother & sister-in-law, wife and myself rented a pontoon boat for a half day from the Alarka Dock. I'm glad I brought my gps on the boat with us or I would have never found our way back

    We talked a little with the Dock worker, he said they had about 4 inches of rain total from the few days before we got there. He said it raised the lake by about a foot. There was a lot of debris on the lake, a butt load of tree logs and garbage It is a very beautiful lake though.

    "In the school of the outdoors there never is a graduation day" - Jim Casada

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