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We know there have been reports of slow fishing on the Toccoa, but wanted to post this for inspiration:
One of our guides, Kent Klewein, was out fishing on his own somewhere between the dam and Curtis Switch (that's all I know, honest!), using streamers about dusk...the brown trout measured 26 inches.
So, have hope...they're out there!
04-06-06, 11:37 AM
:yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
That's what I am looking for !! :D
04-06-06, 11:55 AM
What a monster...I'll be looking for him this weekend. Nice Fish
04-06-06, 12:19 PM
Lee... you think it's a brood stock or is it wild?... i'd like to think it's wild :cool:
I don't think it was a brood fish...certainly stream-raised if not stream-born. I think he's been on a diet of fish for a while...
The only thing wrong with this fish is that I didn't catch it! :(
04-06-06, 08:15 PM
That fish is stream born and has probably lost a few during recent spawn..Beautiful fish..Browns rule. By the photo..Looks like he sucked a sculpin or conehead pattern back a bit...
The Ole Man
04-06-06, 09:11 PM
Without a doubt, that River Roach has the mouth for putting on the pounds. Fishing at dusk was the key to catching this fish. These ole Browns will lay up all day under a log--and come out for dinner at night. Nice fish. I saw an 18 inch Brownie caught above Horse Shoe Bend last year.
04-07-06, 12:04 AM
I though brownies spawned in the fall :confused: I would've said he's been living it up on others' eggs and fry.
Nice fish BTW. I think I saw his grandaddy below curtis switch last June.
04-07-06, 01:30 AM
and taking the picture w/ me
04-07-06, 08:19 AM
Browns can be a challenge... sometimes i know they are in a stream, but i never catch them... and sometimes i know they are in a stream and that's all i catch.... but all small ones.... yet i hear of some large browns being caught in the middle of the day.
The consensus, however, seems to be chances of catching a large brown is at dusk/night... fishing at dusk/night is very difficult with most people's schedule.... so if anyone has this daytime thing figured out, let us know.
04-07-06, 01:09 PM
My buddy James Buice had a client catch a 21" bow above Hogback Bend last weekend. That brownie is beautiful. Many of the cabins along the river have feeders and there are some real pigs in there. Good luck catching them though.
04-08-06, 03:14 AM
bryan.. do you know what time of that was?... and on what?... was just wondering what type of flies/lures it takes to coax a big brown during the day... i can sometimes get to a stream at sunrise, but it's the dusk thing is difficult... i would have to be camping there to fish at that time of day.
04-10-06, 03:51 PM
Hey Path it was a bow that James' client caught. It was caught on a streamer. Not sure what. Don't know what time of day either. As for location I'm sworn to secrecy on that. I can find out what time and what fly when I talk to James again. I will p.m. you the details. It may be a couple of days before I talk to him again. I'm pretty sure where the brown came from, but James won't tell me because Metrella told him not to tell. I'm sure it was a "pet" pellet fed fish though.
04-13-06, 02:45 PM
Just an FYI, this fish was not caught in an area where there are any feeders or folks who throw food in. He also doesn't have the profile of a fed fish. He's pretty lean and mean. Feeding mostly on little rainbows most likely. Matter of fact, Metrela and a couple of clients had seen this brown a few days earlier and it was waking the surface chasing rainbows. We also had a client land a 21" rainbow on a float trip yesterday in a section of the river that has no feeders. They're in there but not easy to find. That's what keeps us coming back ain't it.
04-15-06, 12:35 AM
Yeah Jimmy me and James B were down below Curtis Switch about three weeks ago and had an absolute pig follow a streamer it was well over twenty. He had a client catch a bow that was 21 inches, but I can't share where. If that aint a fed fish then that is truly a beast. That could be the 19 incher I released two years ago. I'm glad to see Toccoa coming on strong. This could be the start of some pig fish. Just imagine what some special regs like artificial only could do. Hint hint DNR. Are you listening?
04-15-06, 01:32 AM
man I would love to see a lot more streams over this way come catch and release only! That is one way we can get more large trout over this way on the east coast and that is the fact! Take a picture and release the fish a replica mount will last longer!
05-21-06, 12:59 PM
That brown is way too healthy looking to be a pellet head. Look at the colors. Very doubtful it's stream born but definitely stream raised. And Jimmy is correct about it's diet. I always liked the fact that the DNR stocks fingerlings in this river. #1 You get a more wild-like fish. #2 You have an opportunity for a fish like this on water that has a rather marginal biomass. It's like feeding the brownies at the hatchery fresh fish everyday;).
05-21-06, 08:10 PM
Great fish.....did he kill it? :(
05-22-06, 07:56 AM
Heck No! We've all got a shot at him.
05-22-06, 09:20 AM
Do you think Kent would mind if I put that shot in the magazine?
05-22-06, 01:17 PM
Kent's in Florida working on his captain's license. We'll try to contact him for approval.
05-22-06, 02:57 PM
Sounds good. Let me know what he says. I wouldn't want to put it in until I get a color page, though. It would be a shame to publish that guy in b&w. Know anybody that would want to buy a color ad?? ;)
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