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2022 - The Year in Review


Slickrock Creek, new creek #1016

I caught trout in 20 new NC creeks in 2022:

January 1, #1006 Grassy Creek, Henderson County, wild rainbows

March 26, #1007 Cove Creek, Wilkes County, wild rainbows

March 26, #1008 West Camp Branch, Wilkes County, wild rainbows

March 27, #1009 Bell Branch, Wilkes County, wild rainbows

March 27, #1010 Joshua Creek, Wilkes County, wild rainbows

March 27, #1011 Dungeon Creek, Wilkes County, wild rainbows

April 23, #1012 Nolen Creek, Haywood County, wild browns and rainbows

May 21, #1013 Ramey Creek, Alleghany County, wild brookies

May 21, #1014 Big Pine Creek, Alleghany County, wild browns

May 21, #1015 Prather Creek, Alleghany County, stockers

June 14, #1016 Slickrock Creek, Graham County, wild browns

June 18, #1017 Peak Creek, Ashe County, wild brookies, browns and rainbows

June 18, #1018 Dog Creek, Ashe County, wild browns

June 18, #1019 Little Phoenix Creek, Ashe County, wild brookies and rainbows

June 19, #1020 Rich Hill Creek, Ashe County, wild browns and rainbows

June 19, #1021 Green Ridge Branch, Watauga County, wild browns

July 20, #1022 Bee Tree Creek, Watauga County, wild browns

July 27, #1023 Jeff Creek, Jackson County, wild brookies

July 27, #1024 Slickens Creek, Jackson County, wild brookies

July 27, #1025 East Fork Chattooga River, Jackson County, wild browns


Only six of those creeks (the ones in bold font) came off of my bucket list! My New Year's Resolution is to fish more new creeks than I did in 2022, and to knock at least 20 off of the bucket list. Here are links to the bucket lists:


Finally, here is my "Adventures of a Troutbum 2022" video:



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