05-13-05, 06:08 PM
Hello from another newbie! I am from central Alabama, where the water is a little warm for trout, even in the tailwaters of Lake Martin. I used go trout fishing when I was younger and my family would vacation in Helen or elsewhere in the mountains, but I haven't been much lately. I plan on going back to Helen sometime this summer, and trout will definitely be high on the agenda. In the past, I fished the 'Hooch through Helen, but I would like to explore some if I have a chance. I know I will be taking an ultralight spinning outfit, and maybe a fly rod in case I want to experiment. I would appreciate any pointers, especially as to good spots where I won't catch a limit of tubers. Also, is the son of the pharmacist in Helen is on this board? I remember talking to him the last two times I have been there (about ten years apart, the last time in November 1997, when it was very cold) and he was a good source of information.