Grand Slam Trip
We new exactly where we wanted to camp. This area is a designated wilderness area and camping is allowed anywere but I still like to use established areas that have been camped in before. This particular spot is one of my favorites and I have camped there several times. We got camp set up in short order, I was using my same ol Dutchware hammock and War Bonnet tarp, hey if it ain't broke don't fix it, and this combo has been tried and true.
If you notice all of those are either brook trout or browns, the third fish for the slam, rainbows, are missing. We caught plenty, no idea why but I did not get a single picture of any of the rainbows we caught.
I don't normally keep fish to eat, I am too lazy to carry in the oil and frying pan or to cook them, but Todd has no problem at all with either. On this trip we ate like kings, Todd fried fish and potatoes two nights and I have to say it was delicious and not one scrap was wasted or thrown away. As you can see in the pics the food was cooked on an open fire so just a little bit of smoke flavor gets into the food, that just can't be recreated at home.
Fire might be a little high on the potatoes but Todd knows what he is doing and they were perfectly cooked and delicious! The limit of fish on Wild streams in NC is 4 per person per day. We kept 6 and that was the perfect amount. Me or Todd had no problem finishing off 3 apiece.