Re: put ins and outs between damn dam and medlock bridge

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Posted by Andy Childress on September 04, 1997 at 23:49:52:

In Reply to: put ins and outs between damn dam and medlock bridge posted by Rod on August 15, 1997 at 09:03:01:

> I've become accustomed to fishing on monday mornings and early after noons and have the river pretty much to my self at Island Ford. In the next few weeks I'll be moving to Lawrenceville and am interested in hot spots from the dam to medlock bridge. I've heard of settle's bridge and could swear I've seen a sign for it.
> I'm interested in tactics and flies.
> Thanks
> I hesitate to mention this but at the damn (damnable because the water is freezing and causes frequent urination breaks) last sat. afternoon, in a light to med. rain, I took around 20 browns--from 10-15 or 16' on #8 muddler minnows. I hesitate because those purists out there would say that even though I was out catching and releasing the bait fishermen, I might has well have been using bait myself if I were going to resort to a streamer.
> Yeah but it was fun to disappoint those bait and spin fishermen as I pulled nice browns out regularly, only to gently back out my debarbed hook and set these mildly frightened fish free to swim upsteam into the invisible depths.

I also live in Lawrenceville and used to fish settles bridge frequently. There are no signs for the Bridge but it is off of L'ville Swanae past Buford Highway. If you are unfamilar with the area you should try Jones Bridge Park (Hwy 120 Duluth). There are plenty of places to wade or bank fish between hwy120 bridge and Pleasent hill bridge. If you have a boat, a trolling motor is all that is need to fish that 1 1/2 mile stretch. In that area there are plenty of big fish, avg catch is 10-12 inches, I have caught several 20 + in. fish that go up to 4lbs. This section of the river is almost a guareenteed limit. If using ultra light fish with rainbow rapalas #5 or rooster tails. When Fly fishing, black adn green woolie buggers size 8-16 are great. During summer, bumble bees work well as well as black ants(16)and crickets(10).

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