Re: Trout Fishing Out West versus Southeast

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Posted by Chris Sudduth on October 25, 1996 at 11:49:40:

In Reply to: Re: Trout Fishing Out West versus Southeast posted by R. Tardy on September 12, 1996 at 18:42:58:

: : 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)?

: While most of my trout fishing experience is in Pennsylvania, Oregon,
: Idaho and Michigan, I have some experience in Georgia. I do love the
: scenery and relative solitude I experience when fishing out west. It
: always seems that I have a neighbor when fishing in Penna. I do, however,
: believe that the fishing is more difficult in small mountain streams or spring creeks.
: If you can catch trout in the Letort in Pennsylvania it is a sure bet
: you will have success on the big streams out west. I don't know a much better feeling
: than catching a wary mountain trout on a dry. I look forward to trying
: my hand in Georgia soon!

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