June 26 - More New Creeks!
Updated: Oct 3
After catching trout in creek #1000, there was still plenty of daylight left, so why not find some more new creeks? We all drove up to a tributary of Greer Branch named Roaring Branch. It was tiny, but like Greer Branch it did contain wild browns - new creek #1001!
From there, we drove over to Big Horse Creek (new creek #369) so Jack and Howard could fish some. In caught several more trout on a dry fly, including the nice wild rainbow below.
After Jack and Howard left to head back to South Carolina, Bobby and I had to hit a couple more creeks. Bobby tried Cabbage Creek with no luck, and I caught wild browns in Right Fork Hodgson Creek to raise my total to 1002.
Finally, after Bobby and I parted ways, I stopped at one more creek that I had struck out on a couple of times before. Little Buffalo Creek runs right beside 88 just outside of West Jefferson, is very silty and full of trash, and looks like a good place to catch a hogsucker. Surprisingly, it does contain wild trout (some of them bigger than you would expect!). I saw the big ones but did not catch them.
The bigger of the two browns looked to be around 16 inches! I caught the smaller one, of course.