Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

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Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Ridgerunner » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:02 pm

We are heading to the Smokys in the middle of May. We are planning on a 5 day trip with 2 days on the road and three on the trail. The climb from Elkmont to Clingmans Dome and back was a little much for our newest commrade and he would like to do more fishing this trip. I am looking for a three day loop the would keep us mostly near a stream in the bottoms where we could fish for three days. at the same time, I want to hike each day and not just fish. Does anyone have any recommendations for such a hike that would include some good trout fishing each day????
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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Allen » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:52 pm

Ridgerunner,

I'm not a Fisherman, but I've always had a fondness for Cade's Cove :)

http://www.cadescove.net/auto_tour.html

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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:09 pm

I'm not a Fisherman, but I've always had a fondness for Cade's Cove
Thanks Allen. I have not been to Cades Cove but heard it has alot of traffic. looking for alittle more remore. Elkmont was nice last year but don't know if I can do a loop that will let me fish everyday. Big Creek is my favorite area in the Smokys.

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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Allen » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:01 pm

Yes 499 and counting :)

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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:24 pm

Have no recommendations but I thought this video might get you primed :D

Tony, how are you doing on your fishing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wuQblQ ... re=related
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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Allen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:18 pm

It's legal to Noodle for Catfish in Tennessee. No tackle is required. You may need a few stitches or Bandaids,
but No tackle :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noodling

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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Allen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:19 pm

zelph wrote:Have no recommendations but I thought this video might get you primed :D

Tony, how are you doing on your fishing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wuQblQ ... re=related
Cool Video!
I like the Police too :)

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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Tony » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:27 pm

HI Zelph,
Tony, how are you doing on your fishing?
I went into our local hills to a secret spot two weeks ago, we caught about 110 small rainbow trout in six hours of fishing, Dave was fly fishing and he pulled in about 85 and I was celta spinning and I only caught about 35 but mine where generally bigger. It was the best fishing I have ever had.

I have been trying to find the time to do a write up and post some pictures, I hope soon.

Tony

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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by zelph » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:24 pm

Tony wrote:HI Zelph,
Tony, how are you doing on your fishing?
I went into our local hills to a secret spot two weeks ago, we caught about 110 small rainbow trout in six hours of fishing, Dave was fly fishing and he pulled in about 85 and I was celta spinning and I only caught about 35 but mine where generally bigger. It was the best fishing I have ever had.

I have been trying to find the time to do a write up and post some pictures, I hope soon.

Tony
You and Dave have caught those same fish so many times they don't hesitate to bite. They know you're going to release them anyway. :mrgreen: You should go to your local bait shop and buy them a few containers of their favorite live bait. When you've finished fishing, feed them the live bait and say "Thank You Very Much My Friends" :D
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Re: Any recommendations for Smoky Mtn. fishing hike?

Post by Tony » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:51 pm

Hi Zelph,
You and Dave have caught those same fish so many times they don't hesitate to bite. They know you're going to release them anyway. You should go to your local bait shop and buy them a few containers of their favorite live bait. When you've finished fishing, feed them the live bait and say "Thank You Very Much My Friends"
As you know I work in a science lab, the trout that we caught was the same one it was actually a robot (part of a secret project) that was designed to allow us to re-catch it time and time again, the reason that we had to stop at 110 is that we ran out of batteries. We are now working on the 10 pound model.

Tony

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