View Full Version : Help with a float trip down the hooch!
06-02-06, 10:58 AM
I am planning a trip down the hooch on 6/10 and am looking for some advice. Can anyone help me with any information on the best place to put in and take out? We will be in single person float tubes, which I am not sure is a good idea or not. I also will be with two other people and want enough room to cast and if possible stay around each other for the entire trip. Also, if anyone can help with the time that it takes to float from different put ins and take outs, I would be grateful. Any help with what flies to use or not use, or just what they have been hitting on the hooch would be great. Thanks in advance for anyone's help in this.
06-02-06, 12:24 PM
What type of time restraints?
06-02-06, 02:35 PM
None. Just me and my two brothers for an all day outing for the youngests' birthday. Any help would be appreciated.
06-02-06, 02:35 PM
Here's a useful chart with float times and access points with times between.
Hope this is helpful.
Be sure to check the water release schedule at the dam 770-945-1466 to schedule your float times to avoid the flood.
06-02-06, 02:49 PM
Thanks marky it will be! Do you have any other info on what flies to use and the best stretch of water to float as far as the fishing goes? Do you know if I will have any trouble being in a bellyboat? Any other help will be great.
06-02-06, 03:13 PM
These are Central Time.
Enjoy and be safe. Depending on your tolerance for cold water and the time of day you might need thermals under your waders. Last year in August I normally wore thermals and jeans under the waders. Layer if possible.
06-02-06, 03:20 PM
Thanks trout4life for the schedules, and about the water temps, I will definately layer. Any help on what to use? How about the best time of day? Do you think a float tube will be allright?
06-02-06, 03:55 PM
As far as what to use, I have the best luck on stockers with:
Crystal Woolly Buggers
BH Pheasant Tails
Yellow Soft Hackles
06-02-06, 04:38 PM
That is what I use and hence the reason for the thermal. I am usually submerged from the belly button down. Normally stop and fish some shoal areas thus the 5 hour time from 20 to Settles. Also, stop above falls if possible. Usually I am floating with legs downstream and catch a rock and just balance there or stand up. Not sure on what flies to use since I am a member of the dark side. :cool:
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