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Title: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Grannyknot on June 15, 2016, 13:10:57 PM

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Well, bmadd and I were less than successful on our conquest this past weekend.  It all started when I forgot my custom "Make BRFFF Great Again" hat at home and it went down hill from there.  We managed to convince the wives we wouldn't wind up dead or in jail and that we would periodically check in to reassure them of such.  I thought water levels would be good, but the heavy rain washed from the drainages in a matter of hours.  We were left with sunny skies, 90 degree temps, & low water.  The browns and other big fish did not want to come out and play.

We met up at noon on Friday, loaded our things into my car, & made the trek toward the mountains.  By 1:30 we had camp set up.

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I decided we should fish in the gorge first, hoping that the steep walls and narrower section of stream had condensed the water and provided some adequate shade.  We hiked down the road and about a mile into the gorge.  We were off and running.  Getting smaller fish here and there.  Missing strikes, etc.

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We had both landed a fish and decided to open a celebratory beer.  Courtesy of bmadd's nashville connections.

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The gorge section has some fabulous falls to fish.  Parts of it are one after another.

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We each caught several rainbows, but then we saw some fuckers carry spinning rods on the trail and fishing shut down shortly thereafter.  But it was nearing sunset, and we remembered that we probably needed to check in at home.  We drove up to the top of the mountain to get cell service and make assurances that nobody had been raped, pillaged, or killed.  Saw the sunset up here.  Very cool to see the mountains in all directions.

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Headed back down the mountain to cook some burgers on the fire.  We made a great campfire.  It was one of the best campfires you've ever seen.  You don't see campfires like this anymore.  Talked UT football, fancy beer, and BRFFF days of old until 1am.  Stoneflies were all over our lanterns that night.  Big yellow ones.

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Morning came early and we both remarked how we'd probably have slept until 10 if our bladders weren't about to explode.  Made a fancy breakfast of bagels & lox and some percolator coffee.

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Decided to drive over the other mountain to our east and hit up a small brook trout restoration project.  The stream is open to fishing, but is still a work in progress.  Still lots of rainbows in the lower sections where the shock & remove efforts weren't 100% effective.

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Fished the stream for a few hours until we found a decent drainage to crawl out at.
Came back to camp to refuel.
For Riverbum.....  0:0

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Decided to hit the upper section of the river we were camped on, in hopes of a brown, or fish of decent size.
Shortly after getting in the water I saw a big brown flash under my dry.  But after drinking 32oz of high life, my head wasn't exactly clear.  I never did a proper hook set.  The fish took me around the pool for a while.  I yelled to Bmadd that a good fish was on, hoping he had brought his net, and then it was all over.  b';
We fished on, hoping it was a sign of things to come.  I had a very foul mouth.

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Not much luck.  We were hungry and needed alcohol.  Legs were sore.
Headed back to camp and drank and made some food.  Some was cooked better than others.
I think bmadd's baked potato was done after about 3.5 hours.

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Night cap, and the last beer.  A good weekend that we'll do again.

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0:0
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Big J on June 15, 2016, 13:34:23 PM
I believe that was a much needed trip for you.  I want to see the hat.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Dee-Vo on June 15, 2016, 13:57:44 PM
That looked fun.

You'll have to get back after that brown bastard that took advantage of you while being drunken.

At least you had water in your tR.

Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Michael Toris on June 15, 2016, 14:35:06 PM
MOAR
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 15, 2016, 15:20:27 PM
0:0 good times -0-
/'/ :banana011: :banana026:
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Onslow on June 15, 2016, 16:30:39 PM
Good times indeed.  You all should indulge more frequently.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Dougfish on June 15, 2016, 16:59:04 PM
Hells to the yes. V:;
If I have to be friends with any Vols fans, I pick you two. (Not Wierdbeard. He's smelly.)
Glad you got out of jail!
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Jfey on June 15, 2016, 17:14:02 PM
meh.  I see no signs of drunks or making anything great again.   And who dafuk brings lox on a camping trip.   0:0

Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: RiverbumCO on June 15, 2016, 18:21:12 PM
yall kissed and arent telling us.  come out with it already.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: driver on June 15, 2016, 18:57:33 PM
UFC?? Really?

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Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Jfey on June 15, 2016, 19:25:14 PM
Quote from: RiverbumCO on June 15, 2016, 18:21:12 PM
yall kissed and arent telling us.  come out with it already.

If the tent is a rockin, don't come a knockin.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Grannyknot on June 15, 2016, 19:57:05 PM
Quote from: driver on June 15, 2016, 18:57:33 PM
UFC?? Really?

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Lol.  It was the Bruce buffer intro.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Grannyknot on June 15, 2016, 20:08:35 PM
How does one respond to so many haters?
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: driver on June 15, 2016, 20:24:30 PM
Quote from: Grannyknot on June 15, 2016, 19:57:05 PM
Quote from: driver on June 15, 2016, 18:57:33 PM
UFC?? Really?

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Lol.  It was the Bruce buffer intro.

who? never heard of em
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Yallerhammer on June 16, 2016, 05:41:54 AM
Good shit.  'c;  'c; Spent last weekend fishing back in the mountains with some buddies myself, but I was too lazy to carry a camera and  take any pichers. No better place to be during a heat wave.

I have that exact same Coleman stove, but I have never cooked bagels and lox on mine. I don't even know what exactly lox is , for that matter. :D
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Dougfish on June 16, 2016, 06:54:18 AM
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If I get shit about my hats, you're getting shit about this get up.  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Grannyknot on June 16, 2016, 07:04:23 AM
Quote from: Yallerhammer on June 16, 2016, 05:41:54 AM

I have that exact same Coleman stove, but I have never cooked bagels and lox on mine. I don't even know what exactly lox is , for that matter. :D

Do you find that the grill side is worthless?  I bought a griddle insert for that side that works a little better.
Its a toasted bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, & sometimes capers and other veggies.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: bmadd on June 16, 2016, 07:25:30 AM
it was the best of times, it was the worst of times
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Granny getting the skunk off early
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Much cooler in the gorge than on the road
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GK missed more fish in this spot than I caught all weekend
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Lot of bugs out
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crouching granny, hidden trout
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the gorge section was a nice place
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damn i took a lot of pictures
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"This is where we get out"
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Only picture from the first night. Great burgers were had. A homebrew and several craft beers were consumed around a campfire.

DAY 2
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Most important meal of the day
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how i saw the chef in action
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after stopping in at the cutest little camping town to pay phone home, we searched for brook trout
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granny keepin it 100 on them specks
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GK lied about there being no rainbow trout
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told him I was getting hungry, but he wouldn't let me leave until i caught a brook trout myself. snack time
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finally caught a fingerling. pushed on until we found a spot close to trail. another interesting part of this stream is how GK tried to convince me a bear was around. walking in he said he saw fresh shit on the ground. I never saw it. then, about 30 minutes in to fishing he stops and turns around and asks if i smelled that. "Nope." said it stunk like a bear. didn't work though.
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After stopping back in the cutest little camping town to make sandwiches (granny didn't want to buy 'pork on a stick' from the hispanic woman), we hit the upper section in hopes of bigger fish
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i left my net intentionally this trip because it had brought nothing but bad luck this far. cory did lose a nice fish while not paying attention to his flies
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uh oh
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his fly was up high
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"no flies left behind"
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perseverance
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GK ties a real good knot IMO
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picture of a picture taker
made it to the hike out spot. trekked back to camp with no browns to hand. really enjoyed the upper section though.
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only Sally's I saw around all weekend
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puddle of mudd
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before
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during
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charcuterie appetizer
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ahh, finally
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GK brought light saber utensils
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last beer before bed, which wasn't peaceful thanks to the two dudes who set up camp across from us. they did not get a fire going until after 9 pm. they attempted to cut firewood with a chainsaw before dark, but ricky let it die. got the saw up and running again some point in the night. had another vehicle join their party sometime between 2 and 3. i think they knew what they were doing.

all in all, a good weekend. caught fish, drank beer, ate good, and survived the long drive home.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: bmadd on June 16, 2016, 07:27:03 AM
Quote from: Dougfish on June 16, 2016, 06:54:18 AM
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If I get shit about my hats, you're getting shit about this get up.  :laugh:

ain't no buff Doug!!
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Dougfish on June 16, 2016, 07:31:55 AM
Making trout fishing great, again!  'c;
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Dee-Vo on June 16, 2016, 09:37:42 AM
Enjoying this report.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: RiverbumCO on June 16, 2016, 10:07:07 AM
I believe Lox is an old wooden ship.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Dougfish on June 16, 2016, 10:26:45 AM
I had no idea G-knot was Jewish. Ben zona.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: bmadd on June 16, 2016, 10:31:18 AM
Quote from: RiverbumCO on June 16, 2016, 10:07:07 AM
I believe Lox is an old wooden ship.
ur dum

http://youtu.be/CuBvSE_CGKw
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Yallerhammer on June 16, 2016, 10:34:09 AM
Quote from: Grannyknot on June 16, 2016, 07:04:23 AM
Quote from: Yallerhammer on June 16, 2016, 05:41:54 AM

I have that exact same Coleman stove, but I have never cooked bagels and lox on mine. I don't even know what exactly lox is , for that matter. :D

Do you find that the grill side is worthless?  I bought a griddle insert for that side that works a little better.
Its a toasted bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, & sometimes capers and other veggies.

Mine actually works pretty good for many things, including setting a pan on. I wouldn't want to cook a brisket on it, but it does ok for most small grilling/toasting chores. I have the griddle insert, too.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: Grannyknot on June 16, 2016, 11:26:43 AM
Quote from: Dougfish on June 16, 2016, 10:26:45 AM
I had no idea G-knot was Jewish. Ben zona.

hell yeah man.  big fuckin jew.
rosh hashannna & asta lahma lake to you sir.
Title: Re: 2 drunks go fishing
Post by: AwesomeBillFrmDawsonville on June 16, 2016, 13:08:46 PM
Those are some nice specks you all caught.  I am itching to get back to the mountains soon.