Posted by Mike Edwards on April 07, 1997 at 13:31:54:
In Reply to: Stream-bred rainbows? posted by Doug Phillips on April 07, 1997 at 00:14:31:
: I am from Pennsylvania, and fish small mountain streams catching native brookies. Most run in the 3 - 7 inch range, any over 10 inches are considered monsters. I used to work with a guy from northern GA who claimed he caught "native" (meaning stream-bred I would think) rainbows. Another friend says he doesn't believe there are any self-sustaining trout populations in GA. Can anyone tell me which is the case. I don't want anyone giving away secrets, but If you can name a stream with stream bred rainbows I would appreciate it.
Jacks River in the Cohutta is a great place to start fishing for native trout. It carries mostly rainbows and brook. This river isn't stocked at all. You have to really sneak up on these fish. Access to the best fishing spots on the river are at a minimum 3.5 mile hike. But it is well worth the walk. If you have any more questions about the Jacks river, e-mail me and I'll be glad to tell you all about it.
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