High Cold Water in the Smokies

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Fishing is tough with the creeks about blown out from all the recent rain and nighttime temps in the 30s. Hit a stream or two that were just too high and cold to fish, but I managed to find a small creek way back in the mountains that was fishable. Chock full of colorful 7"-8" rainbows, a couple in every hole. Since this used to be mostly a speck creek until the rainbows took over, I knocked a limit of them in the head and brought them home. They should appear in the cafe tomorrow night. :D
 

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Dandy bows right there. I believe my wife and I are going to wet a line this evening. Like you said, creeks that should look like Collins Creek look more like Ocanaluftee. High water makes it tough.
 

northgeorgiasportsman

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We've got water running in places water don't usually run. Nice pics, were you throwing a dry/dropper combo?
 
Nice pictures. Water was running high in Brevard this weekend. Trout were holding tight to the banks. They were still on a Winter nymph pattern as well.
 
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We've got water running in places water don't usually run. Nice pics, were you throwing a dry/dropper combo?
Tightlining nymphs, with added weight. They wouldn't even look up at all. There were quill gordons hatching thick on that last creek, not a single fish after them.
 

Cook&Bro

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Appreciate your posts - incredible scenery, beautiful streams, and crisp images. Thanks !!
 
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