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Have not been able to go trout fishing this year yet!!! I know I should make time but with the wife, new house and such I haven't.
I having my wife aunt and uncle are come down for a visit at the end of July. While the women go off shopping I though I would take Uncle Ole' trout fishing. Most of the time I go fishing it's at the hooch. You know bouning corn off the bottom. I went up north and fished a few creeks the same way last year. I do alright fishing this way. THE INFORMATION I'M LOOKING FOR IS THIS
Your top three place to fish and catch trout. I fish with ultra-lite gear with 2-4 lb test. Never tried using flys but I'm willin to try. We are catch and release fishermen. Target date for Fiihing 7/30-31.
P.S. Want to make sure Uncle Ole' as some good fish stories to take back home.
Hmmmm.....hard to get any good info , cause of the " Bubba" watch goin on recently. I will say this......The bigger the River and the more well known it is....the more it's stocked. My top three trout streams........( regulars , you'll think this is either hilarious or hypocritical, but things ain't what they used to be)......I just can't remember. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
Dwitt, don't take it personal.... http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
07-06-99, 10:57 PM
Didn't we decide that corn kills trout? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
07-06-99, 10:58 PM
You might try going catfishing with chicken livers! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Try Island Ford and Jone's Bridge...watch your step at both, wading can be risky. Bring all the corn you want and take two limits...the heat's a comin' and too many fish are holding in some of the pools.
07-07-99, 10:47 AM
Geeez, I thought that was illegal! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif I suppose advocated bubba's will take care of that! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
so you don't want to go cat fishing? I heard them lanier cats love chicken livers and dough bread! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Ya'know, :) don't remove prickish remarks...there be alot of river for a lot of folks...
07-07-99, 11:23 AM
If I decide to sell my fly rods and use bait or artificial baits with a spinning rig, that's up to me. Don't set yourselves up on a pedestal, just because you don't prefer to fish that way. Some of you guys are getting to be a little to self righteous about a sport that is supposed to be fun. It would be a lot more interesting to read how you are willing to help someone, instead of cutting them down.
I couldn't agree more. I think phlyster is perhaps attempting to be humorous here, but the question starting the thread was honest and humbly asked and deserving of honest help.
After all the bitching we do about loss of habitat and stream degradation, we continue to alienate those we should embrace. A divided foe is easily conquered....united we stand..etc....if I were a meat chuncker and read many of the comments, made in fun or maliciously, I would want nothing to do with you stuffy, long-rod bastards.
We need to enlist all fishers in our campaign against governmental and industrial intrusion.
If your daughter were being raped, would you insult your neighbor's ugly daughter, or ask him to help you kill the bastard who robbed your love'd one's flower?
dos pesos on anit-carneism, anti-cereism, anti-liverism.
07-07-99, 01:13 PM
Dwitt, welcome to the board. Believe me not every post you make will bring such a heated discussion. I personally do not care how you fish as long as it is within the law. If you care for your environment and do your part to make sure generations to come will be able to enjoy Trout fishing in GA, I dont care if you bounce corn on the bottom in a pair of hand me down waders with tennis shoes or if you have an $800 rod with a $300 fly reel and are dressed Orvis from head to toe, either way you are welcome to join me fishing anytime.
As a not so great person once said, "Cant we all just get along?"
Ditto, Rod, flyby.. - Now someone tell the man where to go fishing!
07-07-99, 05:24 PM
OK, OK, sorry dwitt, I was just joking around with ya, don't take it wrong! I don't care how ya fish either, honest, just abide law, like so and so said!
I suggest that you go to Jones bridge, and sink 'em deep in the holes!
If you want some mountain trout, then go to the lower upper chattahoochee near helen, or the tallulah river, and drag some fish grub in the deep water!
I never mean any offense to anyone, honest! I like to joke around, it's my nature!
07-07-99, 07:42 PM
Yo, Kent. Way to tell 'em like it is!
07-07-99, 09:23 PM
I love fishing the Hootch. Jones Bridge, Island Ford and Settles Bridge are my favorite spots.
I'd recommend shoals downstream of the boat ramp at Jones Bridge (take Holcomb Bridge Road East from GA 400 about 4 miles. Turn left at the Chick fil-A on Barnwell Road (sp?) and go about 1 mile north to the large entrance to the park.) The firt parking lot is at the boat ramp. Park and walk the trail downstream until you reach the shoals. Fish before, in and below the shoals.
There goes that Rodney King statement again.
The Ole Man
07-07-99, 11:40 PM
Hmmmmm. If Uncle Ole' reads all this, he'll probably quit fishing just to avoid all the nut's.
07-08-99, 09:57 AM
The Tallulah River NW of Clayton is a good place to fish with bait. It is also very scenic. It was my favorite place to fish until I started flinging a long pole. Alot of the water is cascading deep plunge pools that are ideal for bait fishing. A recent stream report noted bait fishermen catching limits with crickets. The place can be very crowded, but if you look around you can probably find an unoccupied pool. Don't overlook what I call "microholes".
After an unproductive morning of fishing the large obvious pools, I started stalking areas of holding water the size of a desktop or smaller behind rocks. I started catching fish like crazy. These areas get overlooked or the fish are spooked by a careless approach so they will hold fish after the big holes are cleaned out.
Keep low. Many times you will just reach your rod over the rocks and drop your line in. It's called dabbling. (Rod, remember the 'gills we dabbled out of the shoreline brush at Marben out of the boat?)
Enjoy your trip and remember that fishing is more than catching.
Maybe some of us are still having trouble with the definition of a " Bubba". Try this...and be sure to check out the second page.... community.webtv.net/NightOwlfrmGA/NightOwlCreek (http://community.webtv.net/NightOwlfrmGA/NightOwlCreek)
You see , Bubba isn't the guy with the can of corn,.."Bubba" is the guy that takes two limits( Illegal, ....Heeello ? ) and throws his empty corn can on the ground when he leaves ( by way of sloshing thru some else's pool that they're fishing). No one is trying to tell anyone how to fish or with what kind of gear.....most of us love flyfishng , but if you fish with me, you'll see that I always have the spnning rig in the truck if I'm on a stocked stream.
" Bubba" ( trashin' litterin, poachin) will be of no use to those trying to preserve the trout when the critical time comes. Why would we expect an individual that abuses the resource to stand up for it if it's in danger? Commen sense says he'll be apathetic about that, too. " Bubba" will always be " Bubba" without someone's help in educating him and a willinness to learn to respect the environment that he now abuses.
07-22-99, 06:25 PM
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