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stream1Almost all I know about fishing I learned first in East Tennessee mountain streams.  Tactics like swimming a lure with the current, casting to the deep side of cover, matching the hatch, looking for the dark water, minimizing terminal tackle, and the importance of stealth are all stream fishing techniques that translate easily to fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.  As much as I love the Bay and targeting the many species that live here, there are times when the call of the creeks is so great that I have to drop everything and go.  Today was one of those days.  It might sound odd to anyone not familiar with the area, but the Appalachian Mountains are less than an hour away from our home here on Kent Island.  In two hours, I can be across the primary backbone of the Blue Ridge and into the Shenandoah Valley.  The Potomac and Susquehanna rivers, which are the two biggest tributaries to the Bay, are essentially mountain streams.  Read More!