New Years Eve ’09 at the Harpeth

January 4, 2010  |  Conservation, Reports  |  Share
less than an hour - years of trash

less than an hour - years of trash

Adam and I made it down to the Harpeth River in Franklin for a couple of hours on New Years Eve to see if any fish were left from the stocking on December 18th. We wound up spending about an hour cleaning up, because all we could see once we got there was trash all over the access point. You name it, beer cans and bottles, some vintage I might add, that just speaks to how long people have

Cleaning up the Harpeth in Franklin

Cleaning up the Harpeth in Franklin

 seen them there and left them without picking them up. There were plenty of nightcrawler container and corn cans, and other odds and ends. Oh, and there was even a surprise, a 10 foot section of a gutter from someone’s house. These are the people we share our resources with, and unfortunately, we must clean up after them. We also must clean up after those individuals that see the trash on the banks or in the water and just keep walking.  Remember folks, we as anglers must work together to clean up and protect our natural resources.  we cannot make a difference without first setting the proper example to follow.  It does not take long, everything we cleaned up was in less than one hour! 

Once everything was as it should be, we even had some time to chase some of the stockers they put in the river, now that they weren’t swimming in as much of a dumpster. Adam managed a few of the fiesty rainbows on some streamers along some cover. Although the bite wasn’t what we thought it would be, some fish were still fooled, and it was a good way to close out 2009.

One of the Harpeth's Fiesty stockers

One of the Harpeth's Fiesty stockers

 

Productive flies at the Harpeth were wooly buggers in brown, olive, and black with some flash. Cast on top of or right against the cover in the bubble lines and seams and switch up your retrieves to see what the fish are keying on. When you find what they like, just stay put and keep wearing them out.

–  Back us up out there folks, leave it cleaner than you found it and be safe! Happy New Year!

-Braton


Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.