History of North GA trout stocking question.


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Posted by Chris England on July 15, 1997 at 09:41:52:

How can I find out if a stream has in fact been stocked
in the past? I lease 1000+ acres of paper co. land near
Amicalola Falls, and the two streams on the property were
rumored to have trout in them. (They are exceptionally
beautiful streams, prettier than Wildcat creek in Dawson
Forest, and just a wee bit smaller. very cool water.)
Anyhow, since bow season is only 8 weeks away, I decided
to walk the property this weekend, and took along a rod
and a can of "red wigglers." (No flames please! I was
prospecting, and really didn't have a clue if these streams
held fish. But OHHH I'll have my flyrod next time!) I caught
several 8-9" Brookies, and 1 "Bow." My partner caught
several "Bow's." I sort of expected to see the Brookies
but was suprised to see a Rainbow caught. This stream or
or one down the pike must have been stocked. I'm currently
attempting to trace it's flow using my hunting maps,(USGS)
It runs off my map, but could easily run down towards Dawson
Forest. There's a 30 year old lake in the way that would
prevent natural migration today, but they could be naturally
reproducing trout that migrated prior to the installation of the
lake.


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