Re: Mystery river in Ga for trout


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Posted by Dwain Shaw on November 26, 1996 at 12:09:18:

In Reply to: Mystery river in Ga for trout posted by Barbara Stephens on November 22, 1996 at 20:55:29:

: I saw a program on Georgia Public Television, probably Georgia Outdoors and on Thursday, November 21. This program showed fishedmen in a Georgia trout stream and said the name of the "river" was something that sounded like "see que". Could this be the Soque River? I know there is a trout stream in Georgia called Sea Creek, but I think the fisherman in the program indicated they were fishing in a river. Did anyone see the program and have any idea where it might be? What is the name?

Barbara, the river is the Soque (pronounced See'kee)and Boomer was fishing out of a small town called Batesville, just north of Clarkesville on Highway 197 (I think). Not much to see in the way of public access, but you might try Unicoi Outfitters for some follow up information. Apparently the Soque follows the highway almost all the way back to Clarkesville. The best spot to view what is avaialble is at a spot called Mark of the Potter. Its an old mill that is nestled just below some rapids and just above the pool formed by the rapids. Your eyes will pop when you see the trout. Unfortunately they are protected and on private property.
My wife and I went to north Georgia over the weekend (50th birthday gift) at Brasstown Valley Resort, just outside of Young Harris on Hwy 76. The trip was like a dream. Best service ever. Waterfall right outside our window. Four star restaurant. Daughter gave me a trout fishing, guided trip. Fsihed with a young man named Lane from Mountain South Outfitters and wound up in teh Toccoa River, about 4 miles back into the national forest in the most beautiful setting imaginable. My first fly fishing effort since the early 70s but I'm a convert now. Unfortunately the fish weren't biting but we made up for the lack of fish by
photographing the beauty. Imagine, end of November, 28 degrees outside and me up to my chest in the middle of a river.
Anyway, back to the mystery river. Its not more than a 3 hour drive from here (2 1/2 for you if you're still on Soap Creek. Go through Elberton, to Toccoa, take the bypass, go to Clarkesville, follow 197b on the other side of Clarkesville and you can't miss it.
If you go, let me know how it turns out......Dwain!


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