Re: Questions RE: Soque River

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Posted by Bob Beck on September 14, 1997 at 18:06:57:

In Reply to: Re: Questions RE: Soque River posted by Hooker on September 09, 1997 at 16:27:27:

There is some mis-information being spread here. The Soque River is just like every other river and creek in NE Georgia; slightly acidic and freestone. There are big fish in the Soque just like there are big fish in Dukes Creek (and used to be in Waters Creek) because of trout chow. I hate to burst your bubble, but no food, no big fish. The limestone myth was probably started by the pay-to-fish folks who want you to believe you are fishing for "natural" fish. I have nothing against feeding fish, just say so and enjoy.

Bob Beck
Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited

> The Soque is so productive because its stream
> bed is marble/limestone which increases the pH
> of the water and releases a lot of CO2. CO2 is
> basically plant food which through the process of
> photosynthesis creates a very strong food base for
> the Soque.
> Basically, the more alkaline a stream is, the
> more productive it is, and the more trout mass it
> can support.
> I think that most of the Soque is private which
> allows strict control over catch and release.
> A lot of the streams in North Georgia
> have this potential even the "Hooch". Just stop at
> the Mark of the Potter just south of Helen and
> take a look at their trout.

> Hooker


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