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I fished the Toccoa Saturday and Sunday in between the generating schedule. Didn't do well in terms of Quantity but caught a couple of great fish in terms of Quality. Fished hard with nymphs with droppers all afternoon and did no good other that a couple of small 6-7" fish. When I was about to give up I tied on a wooly bugger that I had tied when I was just playing around it had a body made out of varigated chenille black and orange and then a big orange marabou tail. On the first cast into a deep hole I pulled out a 16" beautifully colored rainbow. On the next cast I got hung up and lost my only orange wooly bugger. I'll tie some more this week. On Sunday morning before they started generating I slipped out for a few minutes of fishing. Throwing a black wooly bugger I hooked a great brown trout. It was the biggest that I have ever caught. It was just over 21" and was just a complete thrill to catch. Again, there were not great numbers for me this weekend but it was great to catch those two beautiful fish. Some little black stonefly's were coming off Saturday but only a few and it was pretty sporadic. Oh well, it was a great weekend at a beautiful cabin that my friends own and I can't wait to go back.
02-02-06, 10:19 PM
What part of the river was this? I am thinking of heading up there saturday.
I was staying at a friends cabin. It's down below Hogback a little ways. Not really any public access nearby. I have fished from the dam down to his cabin and that is a great trip. I have fished down at Curtis Switch and that is a pretty good place to take some trout. Floating is the way to go though. You can hit so much more water. Good luck! It sounds like it could be a tough day with the temps dropping and the wind picking up. Oh well, it beats working anyday.
02-03-06, 01:21 PM
Good job, Hub..the Toccoa will surprise you sometimes.
02-04-06, 10:30 PM
I went up to the Toccoa today......
Fully blown out!!!
We decided since we drove all that way that we were GOING to fish....
Big mistake! It had to have been 1 foot or higher than it should have been!
Guess it rained ALOT in the past couple days!!! Got out there and about to set in about 12:30pm. Then out of nowhere...rain...then sleet....then snow...
YES - It was coming down. It stuck to the trees, ground, and everwhere all around us. Along hwy 60, it was starting to become a mess....
Called it an early day, finished up about 4PM, and it was getting to be a mess. No 4x4s were scared we'd end up stuck and it was getting ugly......
Headed out with NO fish and NO bites....
Not a good weekend on the Toccoa!
02-04-06, 11:55 PM
Where did you fish on the Toccoa? Me, ScottS, and BrandonT had plans to fish the Tuck but got up there and it was blown out as expected. Decided to drop back down and hit the Toccoa but things were fine around the dam. The Toccoa will get blown out after heavy rains just like lots of water in N.GA, TN and NC will. There are two small tribs that will muddy the T just downstream of the 76/515 bridge, and hemptown (farther downstream) will finish it off. We were in the GMC with the yellow clacka at Tammen, is that where you guys fished? I was a weak kneed little sissy and decided to sit out and watch my buddies fish. They caught some. What were you driving? Several other people were there. Saw two guys fish for about 10 minutes and leave around 4pm. btw, TVA shut the water off around 12 or 1pm so the water was falling. Don't let this one trip discourage you.
After rereading your post it looks like you guys were fishing the headwater.
02-05-06, 11:47 AM
You are right, we were more in the headwater. I'd like to check out the area that you are speaking of, as I have heard alot about that area.
We were in 2 vehicles, a green toyota tacoma and silver S10.
I might try again next weekend, as the Taccoa is usually great and very pretty fish come out of it.
How do you get to the Curtis Switch? Are you all going back up anytime soon?
02-05-06, 06:06 PM
I may try to float it next weekend if the flows are favorable. CS is off of 60 if you're heading towards Copper Hill. It's approx. 6 miles from the 60/76 intersection and will be on your left. Follow to the river. There is a small TVA park on the dirtroad on the right before you get to the bridge, its roughly a 1/2 mile from the blacktop.
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