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July 21, 2020 - Fork Creek, new creek #981

Fork Creek, new creek #981

Bobby Kilby and I stayed at the Davidson River Campground for two nights, and because of thunderstorms and dense vegetation, we did more scouting for new creeks than actually fishing them. I was able to catch a wild brown and a wild rainbow in Fork Creek to reach 981 creeks, and Bobby caught wild rainbows in Laurel Branch to reach 1291 creeks. We fished a couple of others in the area around Balsam Grove with no luck, and found several more that we will return to later. Heavy rains mean slightly discolored water in the Davidson River - a great opportunity to catch trout that are fished for nearly 365 days a year. I fished the stretch at Coontree with a bugger and caught several small wild browns, and the next evening fished the edges near the campground and caught several stockers on dry flies.

wild brown from Fork Creek
Bobby gets new creek #1291, Laurel Branch
Davidson River at Coontree - I always catch a few wild browns around the logjam
Davidson River browns

Davidson River Campground
Chef Bobby Kilby

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