Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Great Smoky Mts. Nat'l Park Opens Speckled Trout Fishing

For the first time in over 30 years anglers will be able to legally catch and keep native brook trout (or speckled trout as we always called them) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The policy will go into effect most of the park's streams starting April 15th. Park officials have found the native brookies to be holding their own in park streams even with stiff competition from stocked rainbow and brown trout. It is great to see this fishery getting back to some of its forward glory. I can remember catching a few of these brightly colored gem like fish when I was younger. (read more about this over at the Daily Bag Limit Blog)

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