Re: flint river fishing


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Posted by Rob on March 09, 1997 at 18:30:54:

In Reply to: Re: flint river fishing posted by pete nelms on January 01, 1997 at 20:04:22:

: : living in sw ga i wanted to know if there is any good fishing along the Flint River south of Columbus. I plan to be traveling to the northern part of the state in late March but would like to fish closer to home. Thanks in advance..gil
: Gil,
: There is outstanding fishing on the Flint, as you may know one of the only three places on earth that the rare Red Eye or Cosa bass lives is in the Flint. Access can be difficult, however a place called Spuwells bluff near Tomaston Ga. is open to the public. You also have the option of a float trip.
: Large bream and gar can be caught in large numbers. Best fly patterns are anything black that looks like a hellgramite will do the trick. If you choose to spin fish Rooster Tails and Mepps spinners will do. WATCH THE SNAKES Let me know how you do.

r/e:FLINT RIVER FISHING

I AGREE THE FISHING IN THE FLINT IS OUTSTANDING! THERE ARE SEVERAL ACCESS POINTS,STARTING AT GEORGIA HWY.74,THE BRIDGE IS LOCATED APROX. 8-10 MILES EAST OF WOODBURY,GA. THIS BRIDGE HAS A BOAT RAMP WITH EASY RIVER ACCESS.THE STRETCH OF RIVER FROM HWY.74 TO "SPREWELL BLUFF" HAS GOOD EARLY SPRING THRU LATE SUMMER FISHING. THE NEXT EASY ACCESS POINT RUNS FROM US HWY.18 TO SPREWELL BLUFF THIS IS A FAIRLY SHORT RUN WITH GOOD FISHING. THE NEXT POPULAR RUN IS FROM SPREWELL BLUFF(LOCATED APROX.8 MILES EAST OF THE HWY.74 BRIDGE,JUST FOLLOW THE SIGNS)TO GA HWY.36. THIS RUN TAKES APROX. 3-5 HOURS FLOAT IN A CANOE. THIS RUN IS THE MOST POPULAR RUN FOR DAY TRIPPERS AND CAN BE CROWDED FROM LATE SPRING THROUGH THE SUMMER. HOWEVER THE FISHING CAN BE GOOD IF YOU ARE ON THE RIVER AT THE RIGHT TIMES. THE NEXT RUN SHOULD ONLY BE TAKEN BY EXPERIENCED CANOEST. FROM GA HWY.36 TO COUNTY "POBIDDY ROAD".THIS RUN HAS PRODUCED WHAT MANY CONSIDER THE BEST EARLY SPRING BASS FISHING ON THE RIVER
THERE ARE MANY CLASS II,III AND AT TIMES CLASS IV SHOALS ON THIS RUN.THE FIRST SET OF SHOALS HAVE CLAIMED MANY,MANY CANOES AND BOATS AND EVEN A FISHERMAN OR TWO. "YELLOW JACKET SHOALS" IS ABOUT 1 MILE BELOW THE HWY.36 BRIDGE. YOU SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO CANOE THESE SHOALS AT HIGH WATER,IF YOU DO NOT PULL THE CANOE THRU,JUST REMEMBER TO STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RIVER AS YOU GO THRU THR SHOALS, AND YOU CAN AVOID THE ROUGHEST WATER. I HAVE TALKED ABOUT YELLOW JACKET SHOALS A GREAT DEAL BECAUSE IT CAN BE THE MOST PRODUCTIVE SPOT ON THE RIVER IF YOU ARE THERE AT THE RIGHT TIME. THE "SHOAL BASS" MAKE RUNS UP THE RIVER TO SPAWN AND AT TIMES YOU CAN FIND DEEP POOLS IN THE SHOALS THAT CAN HOLD AS MANY AS 20 BASS AT ONE TIME. THE BASS START RUNNING AROUND "GOOD FRIDAY" EACH SPRING. THE FLINT HOLDS MANY TYPES OF FISH AND ALL CAN BE CAUGHT BY MOST ANY FISHERMAN.THE MOST ABUNDANT BASS IN THE FLINT IS THE "SHOAL BASS" MANY NOVICE ANGLERS CONFUSE THIS BASS WITH THE VERY RARE "RED-EYE COSA BASS"
THE FLINT HOLDS:SHOAL BASS,LARGEMOUTH,COSA,WHITE BASS,STRIPED BASS, AND SOME HYBRID BASS(ALTHOUGH THE HYBRID BASS ARE NOT ABLE TO REPRODUCE)ALSO THERE ARE MANY SPECIES OF BREAM,CATFISH,CRAPPIE AND SNAKES! GOOD LUCK!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE DETAILED INFO JUST E-MAIL ME rw64@alltel.net


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