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09-30-05, 06:25 PM
Went to the Toccoa today. Fished from the suspension bridge up. Not a fish!!!! Water was very warm. Tried all the tried and true flies. Left the river and headed to a small lake just up the road. I did not have any expectations of seeing any fish in this lake. As my friend and I approached the lake I could not believe my eye's, 15 to 20 medium to large FISH. At first I thought CARP, but turned out to be trout. The fish were all facing towards a slight flow coming from a creek. After many cast's, a large brown (2 pounds) with hooked jaw was landed on a tan San Juan. Tried boogers, Dries, Nymphs, but an unweighted San Juan did the trick. Occasionally, we would see a rise, but most flies were ignored. If you are familiar with this area, you will know this lake. Time to take the toon to the lake!!
10-07-05, 10:19 PM
When you say suspension bridge, do you mean Curtis Switch?
The Ole Man
10-08-05, 08:01 PM
I'm not the Rat, but no, he is refering to the Upper Toccoa River above Blue Ridge lake-----prob the bridge at Aska Rd.--not certain.
10-09-05, 10:44 PM
I'm pretty sure that the suspension bridge he's referring to is part of the Benton McCaye Trail that crosses over the river upstream (South) of Lake Blue Ridge. It's a pretty area with good primitive camp sites.
10-11-05, 07:52 AM
Thanks guys, never fished that area. might have to try and find it.
10-12-05, 04:40 PM
The suspension bridge can be reached by taking hwy 60 about 10 miles past the intersection of 60/180. Left on Rock Creek rd(at the hatchery sign). Turn on the 2nd dirt road on the right(the one with the only bridge across rock creek). Stay to the right at all forks in the road, you will cross a small stream.
Eventually, you will see a gate on the left-the gate is always closed. Park and walk alittle less than half mile. Rat
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