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  1. Been MIA because I forgot my login info.  Y’all book it on a storm next week, I leave on the 30th and won’t get home from working in Louisiana until late the 7th.  Was mid-20’s when I left the house at 5 this morning, right around 30 over in Mt Sterling when I got off the interstate. Probably ended up high 20’s over where I’m hunting, frosty morning that felt good.  No deer were harmed though I did have one give me the slip,

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  2. 26 minutes ago, Met1985 said:

    Had another frost with a low of 27.

    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.  

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  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.

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  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.

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  5. 15 minutes ago, wncsnow said:

    I have waded South Toe and other mountain streams without waders in early May before. South Toe was frigid even before this cold snap last week, could make for good fishing deep into summer unless it dries out. 

    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!

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  6. 1 hour ago, Buckethead said:

    Spent the afternoon on the North Toe river fishing. Couldn't have asked for better weather!

    Anyone use a fishing kayak? Looking for recommendations.

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    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.

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  7. 1 minute ago, Met1985 said:

    Man im so glad the rain is back. I was getting worried it was going to dry up. No real big changes with the upcoming forecast.  Still unsettled with cool shot. 

    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!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.EFF468A7-AF84-4946-BE7F-2D3BFD0B83E5.thumb.jpeg.0cc9712d13f3d2bb4c2c2d3b3ace7655.jpeg

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  10. 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.3A606AEA-347A-4710-A06E-F05974397473.thumb.jpeg.30569f0591fbc3c032f713a33e8aa774.jpeg

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