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  • Toccoa River Electroshocking Post

    I don't know how to link to it, but the GA DNR Facebook page posted a picture of a 27", 11lb brown they shocked up in the Toccoa recently. It had a gnarly looking scar on its back. Monster of a fish.

    Don't know the rest of their findings, but there is at least one trophy fish in there.

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    https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeRes...type=3&theater

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    • #3
      And....

      "What's his offense?"
      "Groping for trouts in a peculiar river."
      ― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

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      • #4
        Mother of God

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        • #5
          Whoo-hoo, mah cher! Dat's a big ole hen there! Ennybody wantin' to catch her is gonna hafta chuck some big streamers!

          Thanks for the post!
          If you have difficulty understanding the post above, read it out loud and it should make sense. This NGTO member is known for his poor hill-billy upbringing and his affinity for all things from Louisiana (particularly if it relates to LSU). It makes for a poor mix of accents and much difficulty in translation. He was doing well for so long, but now seems to have regressed.

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          • #6
            Road Trip???

            Hey Alex, road trip to the Toccoa when I am in town from Montana, lol???
            #JBNavy

            "Everyday is a new life to a wise man."
            -Chinese Proverb

            “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.”
            -Norman Maclean

            "We are what we hunt."
            -PH

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            • #7
              Perhaps Phil, perhaps.

              There's much bigger browns than that in that river. Stud of a fish though.
              I like em big fat and sloppy.

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              • #8
                Browniez uses fish that size for bait...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by browniez View Post
                  Perhaps Phil, perhaps.

                  There's much bigger browns than that in that river. Stud of a fish though.
                  That is a threat of a good time, lol!

                  Originally posted by buckman1 View Post
                  Browniez uses fish that size for bait...
                  It's how he warms up on the water Buckman. Start small and go BIG!
                  #JBNavy

                  "Everyday is a new life to a wise man."
                  -Chinese Proverb

                  “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.”
                  -Norman Maclean

                  "We are what we hunt."
                  -PH

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                  • #10
                    Big ole fish, my guess its a retired brood hen stocked by the DNR
                    "Fly Fishing Is Not A Team Sport"----Tom McGuane

                    The fisherman now is one who defies society, who rips lips, who drains the pool, who takes no prisoners, who is not to be confused with the sissy with the creel and bamboo rod. Granted, he releases what he catches, but in some cases, he strips the quarry of its perilous soul before tossing it back in the water. What was once a trout – cold, hard, spotted and beautiful – becomes “number seven.”
                    Tom McGuane

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by zug buggin View Post
                      Big ole fish, my guess its a retired brood hen stocked by the DNR
                      I respectfully disagree. Not with fin development, depth of color, and musculature development.
                      She was probably stocked, but as a much smaller fiah.
                      I like em big fat and sloppy.

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                      • #12
                        Agree with Browniez...

                        Originally posted by zug buggin View Post
                        Big ole fish, my guess its a retired brood hen stocked by the DNR
                        Quite possibly could be from a Heron attack wound that healed funny. There are other examples on the forum, but this is the first one I found:
                        http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...t=heron+attack
                        #JBNavy

                        "Everyday is a new life to a wise man."
                        -Chinese Proverb

                        “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.”
                        -Norman Maclean

                        "We are what we hunt."
                        -PH

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                        • #13
                          Looks like cut to me. Maybe someone flossed em when little.
                          We are the music-makers,
                          And we are the dreamers of dreams,
                          Wandering by lone sea-breakers
                          And sitting by desolate streams;
                          World losers and world forsakers,
                          On whom the pale moon gleams.

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                          • #14
                            That's a beast of a brown, been seeing some bigger ones than that being pulled out of the stretches between public access spots lately. They're definitely in there, I just haven't had the luck of tagging one yet.

                            Speaking of weird defects on fish, my girlfriend did catch this weird brown a couple of weeks ago on the Toccoa, anyone ever see something like this? I'm going to call her stubbs:

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                            • #15
                              DNR made a mistake. The fish was shocked up at Island Ford on the Hooch.
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