Re: Amicalola River

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Posted by Bob Colley on September 27, 1996 at 23:48:44:

In Reply to: Amicalola River posted by J Pool on August 28, 1996 at 17:21:16:

cked three or so years and I take an occasional brown but not many. Has anyone had better luck on the Amicalola or have advice on fishing
: I live about 10 min from the Amicalola and it's about the prettiest streams in N. Ga. I've seen some big browns on the walls of the local forest manager and he catches em on big night-crawlers.
The problem with the stream is really two-fold.
1. Limited access.Much of the river is very remote with no trails to speak of. There are about 4 access points but deep pools, steep banks and lots of brush make for nearly impossible wading. A Float tube would take a long time between some points. Better is a canoe or kyak but you pass by a lot of good places befor you know it.
2. Water tmps. can get pretty high during the summer and while the stream is stocked at the access places it appears many rainbows don't hold over and get big.
However, I believe some browns make it and can get pretty big in the deeper pools. Consequently, in my humble opinion the best fishing is in the spring and very late fall when the fish are on the prowl. I've taken a few nice browns in the last week of trout season on muddlers fished downstream using a small split shot about 8 inches up to keep it down and neturalized in the currents. Fish right up against logs and brush and expect to loose a few flies. I like to jig my line with my left hand to piss em off and make em strike. I call it "Dances with Trout.
Watch out for the deep holes and carry a snake bite kit.
Happy trails and good hunting. B.C.

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