View Full Version : Below 400 bridge to Hwy 9 bridge
07-23-00, 11:29 AM
Can you give us a water temp reading when you return? Thx,
07-23-00, 12:13 PM
I sure can Drifter.
07-23-00, 01:48 PM
Guy's and Gal's this is a good little stretch for catching nice trout. Its a great afternoon float run you can park a car below 400 bridge and another one at Azalea park.It takes me about 4 to 5 hours to really work it good. If you like to get deep with some big nymphs or streamers then this stretch is for you. It gets a little pressure with boaters slipping up near the bridge fishing with spinners but they are just skimming off the dinks up top . Put them size 6 and 4 streamers on your line and drag them across the bottom and hang on. Its got some good cover and docks to work all the way down to the park and it holds some big browns . I have been dreaming about this stretch now for about a week its time for me to give it a shot . Will let you know how I do . Im going to try hit it one afternoon this week . I know there's a big old brown just waiting for me I have seen him in my dreams and I know where he lives. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
are you using a sinking line?
08-17-00, 01:12 PM
Drifter the water temp below 400 bridge was 62 . I worked Island Ford today also from 3:00 to 6:00 and the "Bows" were tearing up A size 6 Dark Spruce streamer. I caught a few that were in the 14 to 16 inch range and about 15 more that were all around 12 . The last time I worked that stretch was 6 or 7 months ago and they were all over my streamers . Below the last shoals at IF is where they seemed to stacked up . I zipped through there quick on my way down river but I think one could stand in that area and catch trout until they got tired .
08-18-00, 12:07 AM
I expected the water to be warmer than that. Good to hear.
08-18-00, 12:59 AM
Hey Edwin I throw a Wf floating line and use a 6 to 8 foot leader depending on what im slinging. With streamers I add a section of Dai-Riki deep diver tippet and some weight if needed to get them down . If you get your streamer on the bottom at IF at the last set of shoals you will catch some big trout . Some were hitting on the swing while others would slam it at the end when the streamer would start to climb back up . It was a weird day I could not get them completely dialed in there was no set retrive that was turning them on . Some liked it dead drifted while others like it stripped in wide open as fast as you could strip line . I missed more than I caught but it was a good streamer day.
08-18-00, 10:58 AM
They're ALL good Streamer days.
08-18-00, 12:45 PM
The question, though, is were you a good boy-did you keep your limit? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
08-18-00, 12:50 PM
Just chuck 'em up on the bank.
08-18-00, 07:55 PM
No I just reach down and pop that mean old barbed streamer out of their mouth. Then I tell them to go tell their big ole cousins that im letting everybody go today . http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif Im not completely sold on the C&R theory .I think the most aggressive fish in the river are going to stake out their turf and fight for it 24/7 and grow big and holdover unless they get harvested . I also realize that in areas of the river that are easy access and stocked often are going to have trout bunched up for a few days until they get run off by more aggressive trout or caught off . I look at it like this if im a nice fat 20inch brown and you come swimming in my turf im going to tell you to keep on moving or I will take a bite out of you. If your causing me not to get enough food in my neighborhood you will become the food so you might better move on down stream or upstream . http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
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