Re: Redeye Bass in Cohuttas

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Posted by GRW on June 07, 1997 at 01:45:27:

In Reply to: Redeye Bass in Cohuttas posted by Hank on June 06, 1997 at 08:17:55:

: Going up to the Cohuttas this weekend and after reading
: all of the messages on the board I was curious about
: the redeys bass. What do they look like? How big do they get?
: Do they fight well? Anyway, any info will be appreciated. Will
: post a message after we return from our trip.

Kent is correct they are fun.We always referred to them as the
as the poor mans brook trout.They occupy the same nich in lower
elevation streams as brook trout do in the higher elevations.They
readily take flies and a 12 incher is a trophy.In years past the
world record was listed as over 6LBS (caught out of Halawaukee creek
near my home-Auburn,Al)Today that fish is recognized as a Shoal bass
so the 6lbs record was lifted.I dont know what the current record is.
Mill CK near the Cohuttas is an excellent Red-Eye stream and the AU
Fisheries people have told me that that portion of the Conasauga that
flows into the best Red-Eye stream in the region.I have often
caught R-E on one cast and Rainbows on the next.GRW

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