Monday, January 31, 2011

Nice Get Away Trip!

Fifty degree weather in January? There is no way I could pass up on a trip to a wild trout stream!  The stream conditions were nice.  There was no ice on the stream except for a few icicles clinging on to logs and overhanging rocks on the stream.  The further up the mountain I went the more snow that was on the ground, but in was only an inch or two at most.  So all in all, it was a very nice day in the GWNF. The fishing was
very slow.  I tied everything I had on to my line but nothing really seemed to work.  I tried two different kinds of midges, three different nymphs, and even a couple dries; nothing was working for me.  I eventually put on a scud and managed one brookie in one of the bigger pools.  He put up a little fight and it was nice to not get skunked for the day.  And to tell you the truth, this is one of the prettiest streams I have fished and not many people know about it (hence why I won't be posting any pictures of the stream), so just being outside enjoying  some of God's amazing work is all I need to enjoy the day.  SPRING CANNOT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some pictures from the day:

Only Fish of the Day

A close up picture and my favorite pic of the day.

Trout Food (Been told its a yellow stonefly)


  1. Looks like a lot of fun. Those winter getaways make you remember why you really love fishing. i was fortunate enough to spend some time blue-lining in the Smoky Mts. You'll have a hard time finding anything that can match the fun you have up on those time mountain streams.

    (See you on the forum!)


  2. At least you still got to go out! That is all that matters and you still had fun!