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  1. I don’t think we dropped down in the 20’s at all this cold snap, no frost either that I saw and I know we hit at least 32 (probably lower) a couple different nights. Sheltered in the trees and a slight breeze helped on both accounts I think. Plus it seemed there was a bit of an inversion some we were in between the valley and top of the ridge line.
  2. Shetley shakes his fists in anger at you
  3. No frost here on our wooded place when I left around 7ish, just dew, but looked like a light frost once I got down just a little lower in elevation and I the more open areas at the orchard and rest area on 74. Think we bottomed out around 35, I really need a weather station vs looking readings on the closest one on wundeground. Low 40’s now, would like to see some surprise mixing for my side of the Plotts and this elevation tomorrow night if possible just so I can say I’ve seen flakes fly in May with my own eyes.
  4. You can get above 5000’ on 276 and 215 as they crest the Great Balsams but not sure how they look for this weekend’s setup. If the parkway wasn’t closed you could get up above 6000’ above my house in the Plott Balsams as well as along the crest of the Great Balsams between my house and 276 and 215.
  5. I’ll probably trout fish for sure, but lake fishing for bass is off the table this weekend. I just think this cold-snap will have them shut down. Trout should be biting great though!
  6. Upper 30’s here, mid to upper-20’s up above us around 6000’. Gonna be interesting to see how low we go this weekend, ruined my bass fishing plans. They are gonna be so confused
  7. Got pounded by hail in south of Brevard earlier when those storms rolled through.
  8. I was on Santeetlah today and lost what would have been a new personal best smallie. Otherwise it kicked my butt outside of a few small largemouth I caught. For a river kayak, can’t go wrong with a Jackson Coosa or Native Slayer XC but they are both over $1k. Usually can find used Coosa’s for a decent price. All depends on what your budget is. I’ve had a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 and Jackson Kilroy. Both good , all-around kayaks when it came to different water types. My next one is gonna be a Slayer XC since I’ll be fishing moving water in it more than anything else up here.
  9. I’m not sure we broke 50 here today, maybe around 12 while the sun was out but it’s been windy and raw all day. Definitely doesn’t feel like late April!
  10. Windy from the outflow, it’s just skirting us. Looking up towards the top of the mountain it is DARK.
  11. This weather was the past week or two has been killing me and looks to continue through next week. Like you’ve said before, needed this pattern in January!
  12. Awesome shot, I need to take some night time pics, got a great spot for it where I camped last week. Have to wait for them to reopen the Parkway or hike in like 3 miles uphill the whole way instead of a mile slightly downhill.
  13. Coworkers neighborhood in Seneca
  14. Had heavy rain from probably 8 pm to 5 am, lots of lightning at times. Winds at our house weren’t as bad as I was prepared for, working down here around Franklin and both rivers are out of their banks in spots and have seen some trees down. Co-worker down in SC got brushed by the Seneca tornado, they have some damage but nothing like in town he said.
  15. Backpacked in a mile and a half and camped at 5000’ overnight. No clue on temps but put my new 5-degree sleeping bag to the test and it shined. Was a beautiful day covering 6 miles today even though I didn’t hear a single turkey. Here’s a pic of camp yesterday evening.
  16. Fished some wild water around 4000’ for maybe an hour but no natives caught it or seen. 4-5 miles and 1700’ elevation loss/gain has me beat. Ready for next Saturday though!
  17. Was a bit breezy and chilly yesterday morning above 5000’ while listening for turkeys gobbling. Headed back up there later this morning to pick out an area for a campsite for next Friday evening, scout for the turkey opener next Saturday and do a little wild water fishing.
  18. Light, fine mix on my side of Haywood
  19. Off and on grapuel showers and snow flizzards here lol. Trace on the ground, working on an official “dusting”.
  20. Flurries starting to fly here in Robbinsville, another Friday, another work day where flakes are flying.
  21. I like to fly fish for then or even when using my spinning gear I’ll throw flies. Trout magnets work good too and I don’t see why a brown wouldn’t hammer that. Bet it’s killer on the smallies.
  22. Mountain posters fishing trip in order it sounds like. I’ll probably hit some wild water Saturday after doing some scouting for turkey season. and take the boat out on Santeetlah on Sunday to finally check it out.
  23. Wish that band would have set up shop over my area of Haywood lol. Going with 1.5“ total from what I measured. 1” during the day and then we had .5” overnight after I got back from making a run into town. Beautiful morning though! Either right at 10” for the year or knocking on the door of it.
  24. Picked up a quarter to half inch Overnight it looks like.
  25. Congrats on your guys in that band, skies are clear here now. Hoping for round 2 later tonight.