Re: Trout Fishing Out West versus Southeast

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Posted by GRWilt on September 13, 1996 at 00:13:18:

In Reply to: Trout Fishing Out West versus Southeast posted by Tom on September 09, 1996 at 11:52:20:

: I'm a native Georgian with lots of fishing
: experience in the N. Ga. mountains. I just
: returned from a trip to the Absaroka-Beartooth
: Wilderness in Montana where I caught fifteen
: nice Cutthroats (two 16 inchers) and eleven
: Brookies averaging 10 to 12 inches. It was a
: blast and pretty much replicates the success
: I always seem to have in trout trips out west.

: However, my point is this: Georgia has some of the
: toughest and most rewarding fishing in the world -
: if you can catch trout here in Georgia, you can catch
: them even better out west. There are big fish here
: and there, and the thrill of catching big ones doesn't
: change no matter where you are, but it is easier to
: catch fish out west. Period. If you want a challenge,
: go to North Georgia. If you want to catch tons of fish,
: virtually guaranteed, go to Montana, Idaho, or Wyoming.

: Any thoughts from the NGTO enthusiasts (including the
: ubiquitous G.R. Wilt)?

The only Western state I have fish in is Arizona (lived
there in 1952 right out of H.S.)I fished the Salt R.The
only rise I got was dust!I would like to fish other W.
states and hope to soon.I did all my trout fishing in
younger days in Mich.L.P.The I came to deep south in 60.
When I'm not trout fishing in Ga,SC,Tenn,or NC,I fish the
in Ark.It is pretty good especially fall and winter when
the big browns are on there spawning runs.Thats where all
the Westerns come to fish.Good fishing where ever it may be.

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