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Fly Fishing Group Activities => Trout Unlimited/Fly Fishing Federation => Topic started by: teachrtec on October 01, 2007, 21:33:21 PM

Title: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: teachrtec on October 01, 2007, 21:33:21 PM
As many of you are aware we,as a chapter, have managed the Pigeon River Project on the East Fork of the Pigeon River.  At the October meeting, one of the topics was the fate of this project.  I would like to know how you feel about this project continuing as a function of our chapter.  Your input would be greatly appreciated.  Below is the link for more information.
http://www.landoskytu.com/PRP_Sponsor_letter_Hefley_06.doc

I personally plan to buy a year sponsorship to the stream in January.  I have fished the waters encompassed by this project.  I had good success and would recommend that each of you go and try it for a day.

Post your comments.  I am conducting an informal survey of the membership LOS TU.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Trout Maharishi on October 01, 2007, 21:51:38 PM
I think more people would fish it if they knew where it was located and the details required to fish it. I haven't fished it in 3 or 4 years, but it really is a nice stretch of water.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutphisher on October 02, 2007, 19:15:46 PM
I have never fish it. What are some of the details?

Thanks
TP
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 02, 2007, 21:22:33 PM
I know were it is. have not fished it. don't care to fish for pellet pigs. wild for me is better.

but i'll try anything once or twice if i've got an itch.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutfreak on October 03, 2007, 08:56:25 AM
where is it at?  I do better with landmarks etc..
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: teachrtec on October 05, 2007, 06:33:49 AM
I have caught several wild rainbows last trip over there. The water was higher then. I want to get over before it starts snowing.

I'll post more directions for those that want em.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: brownhunter on October 05, 2007, 07:12:00 AM
I would love to know the directions, so please post them.
Thanks
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutfreak on October 05, 2007, 08:46:03 AM
me too!
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Trout Maharishi on October 05, 2007, 09:06:10 AM
It's off of 276 between Cruso and the entrance to Shining rock Wilderness area. It is on the left as you head up towards the parkway, the river (Big East Fork of the Pigeon) runs almost along beside the road at this point. I think the name of the road is Camp Hope Rd. I think you still need to be a TU member to fish it. I They manage about 3+ miles of river. It's not just pellet feed pigs and stocked fish either. Lots better deal than Bullhead at Stone Mt any more ;)
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutfreak on October 05, 2007, 12:18:29 PM
cant you pay a fee at the kiosk to fish it?  That is the Old Camp Hope Site, I did not know that was private?????  I have fished above the area closer to Park entrance.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Mark1970 on October 08, 2007, 10:35:03 AM
Quote from: brownhunter on October 05, 2007, 07:12:00 AM
I would love to know the directions, so please post them.
Thanks

No offense but don't you guys own maps??
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 08, 2007, 10:44:28 AM
Quote from: platypus on October 08, 2007, 10:35:03 AM
Quote from: brownhunter on October 05, 2007, 07:12:00 AM
I would love to know the directions, so please post them.
Thanks

No offense but don't you guys own maps??

apparently some folks can't read maps or bother doing a little research... i found it using http://www.topozone.com
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Trout Maharishi on October 08, 2007, 12:20:42 PM
I don't think they actually want you to know where it's at and fish it, they just want you to be a annual supporting member ::) ;)
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutfreak on October 08, 2007, 12:39:37 PM
Actually I thought this forum was for sharing information on flyfishing....Heck, I didnt know it was for people to sit around and bitch about someone asking for some location info.  It is not like every person knows where to go and even read maps.  But, I guess you can say what you want as long as you say "no offense." Thats kinda like I just kicked the shit out of you, but I'm now sorry.  You guys just do it politely. :P
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Trout Maharishi on October 08, 2007, 13:04:21 PM
Freak the one who should have provided all the info and directions (teachertech) has been slow to respond. You already know where it is , pm him if you need more info. No one is really trying to insult you or anyone else. I'll be the first to admit that some of the  comments here are indeed made tongue and cheek, but for the most part, most of the regulars are pretty good about sharing info. I am aware that some people couldn't find some of these places with a map, a pocket full of compasses, and a GPS, but those skills are developed over time and are needed to be a successful fisherman. I think when this type of post becomes a problem is when someone is unwilling to do any research on their own and feels the rest of the forum members are obligated to post directions for the whole world to see from their doorstep to the stream.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutfreak on October 08, 2007, 14:47:50 PM
M,
I agree with you and the remark was not made toward you.  I just do much better with landmarks, which you provided.  I have lived in Haywood County my whole life, but recently started flyfishing.....I just couldnt remember which fork (east/west) was which.  I fish them both regularly, but only know them by area.  Thanks.  I can understand the fishing attributes needed, reading maps, etc....Just thought the remark about maps was assanine.  Course if I was a good as Woolly, I wouldnt be reading this forum anyway.   LOL.
Troutfreak
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project? Directions
Post by: teachrtec on October 09, 2007, 21:18:27 PM
Sorry not to have responded quicker.  Been getting back into the groove after a weekend fishing trip.

Here are the directions from Asheville to Camp Hope.
http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&rmm=1&un=m&cl=EN&qq=hltF3hzNT9tNhURP0HLlhh9UYBmHRqyBceg4Gkon14D8uewLk7pjHQ%253d%253d&ct=NA&rsres=1&1y=US&1ffi=&1l=&1g=&1pl=&1v=&1n=&1pn=&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=28804&2y=US&2ffi=&2l=&2g=&2pl=&2v=&2n=&2pn=&2a=+312+Camp+Hope+Road&2c=&2s=&2z=28716&r=f

Just copy above and paste into your address bar.

The Kiosk is next to the gates of Camp Hope. Just sign in and put $7.00 in the envelope.

Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Trout Maharishi on October 10, 2007, 20:28:55 PM
Thanks Brad 8)
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutfreak on October 11, 2007, 07:56:09 AM
Thank you Brad.  I thought that was the place I had fished in my younger years.  I will be glad to pay the $7 bucks.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: lepomis_mcro on October 11, 2007, 18:51:18 PM
do you have to be a tu member? i let mine expire after they said to heck with fighting for stream rights.
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 11, 2007, 18:59:57 PM
Quote from: lepomis_mcro on October 11, 2007, 18:51:18 PM
do you have to be a tu member? i let mine expire after they said to heck with fighting for stream rights.

YES and TU has modified its position on stream access... so rejoin!  ;hb
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: troutphisher on October 11, 2007, 19:21:59 PM
DD,

Is this the same place you were talking about fishing this weekend?
Title: Re: LOS TU Pigeon River Project?
Post by: trout_boy_II on October 12, 2007, 14:05:34 PM
Just to be clear, I don't think there are any hogs in there.  The "feeding" program seems to have been a bit spotty.  I will admit to not having been there in a year, but the water was pretty back then.  It would be neat to get something going again.

TB