View Full Version : great fishing on the tooga
05-07-06, 10:07 PM
My brother and I just got back from camping/fishing on the tooga and it was awesome! We caught tons of fish and the switch turned on about 15 min before dark each night. There were tons of light cahills coming off...it almost looked like the water was boiling.
there are also some HUGE crawdaddys in that river...We saw some that looked like mini lobsters...
what stinks is that I woke up this morning and my vest had two huge holes in it...some how a log from the fire fell on my vest and burnt a couple holes in it :bang: so if your fishing and think you smell something burning its probably me with my getto fishing vest...the last two camping trips I've managed to burn a sandle (ask treefrog) and my fly vest :bang:
05-08-06, 07:21 AM
Glad to hear you & your brother had good time and caught fish. Me & wife & 2 kids (college Freshman & Sophomore) are headed up there the last week in May. Looking forward to camping and a few pan fried trout.
Nice Richie. Now where are the pics? Cmon man, some of us rely on you for our fish porn fix. Were you above or below Burrels?
05-08-06, 11:09 AM
You gotta pm...
05-08-06, 11:11 AM
we were a little above bf...but sorry I don't have any pictures cause I dropped my camera in the water a couple weeks ago and I havn't replaced it yet :bang:
05-08-06, 11:36 AM
My ADD is bad today..Wasn't paying attention..Thought you meant the Toccoa..Either way, sounds like you guys had a good un'.
05-08-06, 02:14 PM
Richie, did you guys camp off Hwy. 28 near the SC line or up Overflow Creek Rd. on West Fork Chatooga? If West Fork, how was the camping area ?
05-08-06, 04:48 PM
From the "Dredger":
I can confirm Richie's story. Two friends and I hit the river late Sunday
evening, after the rain had passed. A little internet homework, a) weather
radar and b) USGS river gauge, showed that most rain passed south of the
Chattooga's NC and upper GA watershed, so we decided to risk a trip.
The water was slightly stained and a nice, cool 57 F, which was a nice change
from the mid-60's that had them a little lethargic the last couple weeks. The
fish were on for the entire time we wet a line, from 5 til 8:45 PM. They first
started with #20 BWO's and small emergers in the overcast, misty afternoon, then
switched at about 7 PM to light cahills (16, 18) while still inhaling some
yellow stimulators and yellow sallies. We even saw a few big "helicopters" (#8
green drakes) hover past, which had us excited for the upcoming two weeks.
Each of us three (Dredger, Guru, Ole Rabunite) landed a couple dozen. Most were
9-11 inch rainbows, but there were a good number of 13-14 inch rainbows as icing
on the cake. Rabunite had the cherry on top- a twenty inch brown that sucked in
his little cahill dry and leaped twice before succumbing to "years of
If you have any vacation time left, take an afternoon off this week and go hit a
DH stream. Stay til "dark-thirty!" This is one of your best chances to take a
newbie and show him or her why you enjoy your sport so much.
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