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New Water Hit and Miss

Started by Big J, June 17, 2017, 21:50:21 PM

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Big J

Doug and I were planning on floating this weekend, but looking at the weather pattern, decided to hit the trout while we still can.  Rivers would be muddied up anyways.  Had two streams we wanted to hit, one was a hit, other was a miss.

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False Solomon's Seal

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This stream amazed me.  Piss trickle, with shallow pools and riffle, but the fish were happy and plentiful.

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Stream was thick with stinging nettle.

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Multitasking.

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Lunch.

This sums up stream two.

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Big water, but lack of quality and quantity.  Not to mention the gnats.

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Doug passed a car going up a mountain just to hit this guy 5 seconds later driving twice as slow.  Guy behind us we passed must of been laughing hard.

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Mountain pass view

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Someone else likes good views while they drop one.


driver

That was a trickle.
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Dee-Vo

June 17, 2017, 22:16:46 PM #2 Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 23:46:24 PM by Dee-Vo

Cool nettle/snake guards, Doug.

Pretty brookies.


jwgnc

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Very happy Brookies.

I give up on that flower after the false Solomon seal.

Stalk softly and carry a green stick.

Yallerhammer

Looks like a great little creek. Don't you love it when you explore and it works out like you wanted?

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Big J

Quote from: jwgnc on June 18, 2017, 12:58:07 PM

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Very happy Brookies.

I give up on that flower after the false Solomon seal.

Mountain Mint I think Doug said.

Dougfish

June 18, 2017, 16:47:18 PM #6 Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 18:48:35 PM by Dougfish

My take.
Surprising first stream. Really colored up fish. Good minerals.
Good botanizing, too. Rare Monkshood. Super rare white version.  V:;
Healthy nettles.  :o   n!n

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Yes, those are nettles behind J.

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Where baby ramps come from.

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Where baby nettles come from.

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Monkshood. It moved.

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Wood is good.

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Rue.

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The potential. The agony of stream 2 .

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Large Leafed Waterleaf.

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And we laughed our asses off after I passed the sedan and ran up on that log truck.

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jwgnc

My question was poorly worded.  I meant to ask about those purple thumbs(?) emerging from the fallen tree in the foreground.

Stalk softly and carry a green stick.

Onslow

Fish bite better in early AM this time of year, just sayin.  Don't write off #2!


BrookieHunter

Piss trickles full of brook trout are the best!!  0:0


Big J

Quote from: jwgnc on June 18, 2017, 18:44:41 PM

My question was poorly worded.  I meant to ask about those purple thumbs(?) emerging from the fallen tree in the foreground.

I have no idea.  Some kind of Fungi.  Here is a better picture of it.

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I cannot ID it.


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Big J on June 19, 2017, 09:10:51 AM

Quote from: jwgnc on June 18, 2017, 18:44:41 PM

My question was poorly worded.  I meant to ask about those purple thumbs(?) emerging from the fallen tree in the foreground.

I have no idea.  Some kind of Fungi.  Here is a better picture of it.

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I cannot ID it.

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Good shit guys. the second to last brookie in Jacob's portion is like already sporting the October fuck-tuxedo colors. worthy of a painting.


The Dude

It has been many years (and many beers), but that photo of the mountain pass looks like you are in Floyd County looking westward; with views of Butt Mountain, and Sugar Run Mtn/Flat Top Mtn in Giles County inthe far background.  Methinks you were somewhere in the neighborhood of Buffalo Knob if I had to guess.

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Big J

Quote from: The Dude on June 19, 2017, 14:22:57 PM

It has been many years (and many beers), but that photo of the mountain pass looks like you are in Floyd County looking westward; with views of Butt Mountain, and Sugar Run Mtn/Flat Top Mtn in Giles County inthe far background.  Methinks you were somewhere in the neighborhood of Buffalo Knob if I had to guess.

Good guess, but nope. A hint. This mountain pass has some history to it as well.

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The deuce was behind the bush on the left.



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