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    Well I have decided that I am going to get to upper mountain town creek just about hills lake if itís the last thing I do. I used my brother in laws account earlier to ask a question about upper mountain town creek because my account wasnít active yet. But Iím going in March. I AM GOING TO FIND A WAY. I have to get back here in honor of my dad who helped put these structures in. He is better suited for easier fishing with less hiking these days and I want to fish where he fished 20 years ago! Any help appreciated but if not....Iíll let you know if I made it in and out!!

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    Got a date! March 17th... if yall hear from me it will be because I got there Found it, Fished it, and made it back. If you don't hear from me ill still be looking!

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    • #3
      Get the Chattachoochee NF map or the Dyer Gap USGS quad. Park on a public road (county or FS). Navigate cross country - MAKING SURE TO STAY ON FS LAND - using map and compass or GPS. As long as you stay off private land you'll be fine. Your Dad would be proud.

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      • #4
        Bruceja,
        Are you also pacollier? Because I just sent a PM to hat user from a few posts below?

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        • #5
          He is my brother in law. I used his account because my accounts by was messed up. I am pretty sure he forwarded me that email

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bruceja View Post
            Got a date! March 17th... if yall hear from me it will be because I got there Found it, Fished it, and made it back. If you don't hear from me ill still be looking!
            Happy Saint Patricks Day! Sasquatch will be in town picking up some corned beef and Guinness, one less thing to worry about.

            Good luck!

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            • #7
              Have fun!! Sounds like you got the PMs. Nat Geo 777 map would be handy to have with you. If BIL is going to tag along, you have a great opportunity to use two cars and have a really fun mostly downhill hike.
              -skunked

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              • #8
                Awesome! Thanks! I also just realized That I can download the area on google maps and save it for offline/no service areas and itís a Topo map!

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                • #9
                  Local yokel here from Gilmer County. I've always wanted to fish upper MountainTown. Would love to hear a report. It looks to me like you could park at the Bear Creek Campground where BC flows into MT and hike upstream on the left side of the creek until you get close to the lake. Private property around the lake, but the ridge on the left side of the creek is only 1,900ft compared to 1,600 at the lake. If you went over the top of the ridge it'd only be 0.9 mile hike from parking lot to the creek upstream of Hills Lake. Other option would be staying left on the FS road that accesses Bear Creek Campground, follow it 'til it ends, and head due east over one ridge (2,000 ft.) and down the other side. That way is actually shorter at about 0.6mi, but probably going to be a lot more trailblazing. The only other legitimate option, IMO, would be to take the Pinhotti trail south from Buddy Cove Gap on FS64. That trail is mostly downhill and follows Crenshaw Branch to its confluence with Heddy Creek where they form MTC. Best I can tell its roughly 4miles from Buddy Cove Gap to the confluence. From the confluence, it's 2.5 creek miles downstream to Hills Lake.

                  I'm curious as to how big the creek is from Hills Lake to the confluence. Also curious as to when the lake was created, and how it changed the fisheries both upstream and downstream.
                  I don't know if you've seen it mentioned elsewhere on this forum, but caltopo.com is another option for mapping besides Google.

                  Tight lines!
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                  Last edited by THE EG; 02-22-18, 10:35 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Thatís awesome man!!! Thanks a ton I will definitely report

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by random_lengths View Post
                      Get the Chattachoochee NF map or the Dyer Gap USGS quad. Park on a public road (county or FS). Navigate cross country - MAKING SURE TO STAY ON FS LAND - using map and compass or GPS. As long as you stay off private land you'll be fine. Your Dad would be proud.
                      Listen to this advice. He knows what he's talking about. I'm looking forward to hearing your report!
                      I'm so old I remember when men wore tattoos and women wore earrings.
                      -Lefty Kreh

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Znorton View Post
                        Local yokel here from Gilmer County. I've always wanted to fish upper MountainTown. Would love to hear a report. It looks to me like you could park at the Bear Creek Campground where BC flows into MT and hike upstream on the left side of the creek until you get close to the lake. Private property around the lake, but the ridge on the left side of the creek is only 1,900ft compared to 1,600 at the lake. If you went over the top of the ridge it'd only be 0.9 mile hike from parking lot to the creek upstream of Hills Lake. Other option would be staying left on the FS road that accesses Bear Creek Campground, follow it 'til it ends, and head due east over one ridge (2,000 ft.) and down the other side. That way is actually shorter at about 0.6mi, but probably going to be a lot more trailblazing. The only other legitimate option, IMO, would be to take the Pinhotti trail south from Buddy Cove Gap on FS64. That trail is mostly downhill and follows Crenshaw Branch to its confluence with Heddy Creek where they form MTC. Best I can tell its roughly 4miles from Buddy Cove Gap to the confluence. From the confluence, it's 2.5 creek miles downstream to Hills Lake.

                        I'm curious as to how big the creek is from Hills Lake to the confluence. Also curious as to when the lake was created, and how it changed the fisheries both upstream and downstream.

                        I don't know if you've seen it mentioned elsewhere on this forum, but caltopo.com is another option for mapping besides Google.

                        Tight lines!
                        I've asked a couple of times, but maybe third or fourth times a charm: are SABT in the coosa basin naturally? I've heard of a few places that allegedly had them at one point, but were barren when I went to explore.
                        Last edited by THE EG; 02-22-18, 10:37 AM.
                        -skunked

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                        • #13
                          I was lucky enough to fish the creek above Hills Lake twice last year. First time was late summer and second time in Dec. While that water is some of the best and fishiest looking trout water I have seen anywhere in GA, and there's little I haven't fished, the results both times left me feeling quite defeated. The first time, between 3 guides, we landed a total of around a dozen trout; one 10" gorgeous brown and the rest 3-6" bows. Second trip, with just 2 of us, we were both skunked. That water just seemed way too good to not produce better. We couldn't even spook any fish that day. Only excuses we could convince ourselves of was the fish might all be down in the lake and/or low/warm water conditions from years past probably have the fishery still in recover mode. I'm hoping to get another chance at checking it out again before summer arrives. Best of luck to you in your upcoming attempt....hope you do better than we did!
                          "Everyone blows their money on stupid stuff. Just choose which stupid you want and roll with it."


                          Mark

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by I_got_skunked View Post
                            I've asked a couple of times, but maybe third or fourth times a charm: are SABT in the coosa basin naturally? I've heard of a few places that allegedly had them at one point, but were barren when I went to explore.
                            I've never caught bookies in the Coosa, but really haven't fished it much. This map would suggest they are there, though.
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                            • #15
                              The rumor that's been posted on here is that that single population was a bucket biologist special. That being said, that has the same veracity of the claims that there are brook trout in tributaries not shown on that map. Hard to know what to believe.
                              -skunked

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