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Started by Onslow, May 24, 2020, 19:41:16 PM
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Quote from: The Dude on May 27, 2020, 11:45:42 AMAbout 18 years ago, I was on TDY at Fort Bragg supporting the 82nd Abn and Special Forces deployment to Afghanistan, staying in some old ass WWII barracks (PHA) with the troops as they staged before their airlift movements. I had several buddies from college that lived in the Charlotte area. I had a long weekend and thanks to some tomfoolery, I was able to stash my personal vehicle at a friend's apartment in Fayetteville and had some essentials in the trunk (including my light spinning gear). So, I sneaked out and hopped in my car and headed for Charlotte. After passing through Albemarle, I eventually crossed over Rocky River. The water looked wadeable and reminded me of the little smallmouth streams that I used to fish growing up in norhtern Virginia. I pulled the car over at the bridge where the highway crossed the river and made my way downstream through the woods, hopped in, and then fished my way back up the creek. It really looked like it would be teeming with small bass and bream, but alas, I didn't get a single bite. I figured maybe the landfill upgradient had poisoned the water or something. I never went back. Maybe I should have. Oh well.
Quote from: Onslow on May 27, 2020, 17:54:27 PMThat stinks. I know people have done well there, but my buddy Fish Whisperer went there some years ago and complained about the skinny water above Long Creek. He wasn't terribly impressed, but any river that has smallmouth can be disappointing.