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Trout Fishing Suggestions for an Autistic Teenager

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  • Trout Fishing Suggestions for an Autistic Teenager

    I have a friend from out of town who is visiting her 14 year old autistic grandson in Atlanta this week and wants to take him trout fishing. He is high on the autistic scale (brilliant) and hyper. He has fished a lot at the beach and really enjoys it, but he has never been trout fishing. She would like to take him trout fishing somewhere close to Atlanta and would like for it to be simple. She asked if I knew of any trout farms. I am not familiar with any trout farms, but of course know a lot of stocked trout streams and lakes. I have some thoughts, such as Smith Creek, Vogel, Buford Dam, Amicalola Falls State Park, Lake Winfield Scott, Dockery Lake, but not sure which of those would be best, or if any of those will work, or if there are any better places. Any suggestions?
    "Why me Lord what have I ever done to deserve even one of the pleasures I've known" - Kris Kristofferson

  • #2
    The fishing pond at Amicolola State Park is simple for basic trout fishing and there is a nice trail going up to the falls from there to burn off some energy.

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    • #3
      A Different Approach

      If I may suggest a different approach, I think asking a hyper kid to sit and watch a bobber is not the best path. These kids are very active and if focused use that energy in very positive ways. I would suggest a blue line challenge. Does not have to be brook trout and worms/corn are fine to activate the catch portion of the outing. The hunt is the real thrill and activity here which can sustained for hours.

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      • #4
        I think JK nailed the passive vs active issue!

        From Dredger, earlier this Spring:

        http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...gel+State+Park

        Vogel SP has a valid trout lake fishery.

        Want to Help Ease DNR's Budget Woes? Buy a TU license Plate!

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        • #5
          Thanks guys. Good suggestions.
          "Why me Lord what have I ever done to deserve even one of the pleasures I've known" - Kris Kristofferson

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          • #6
            If hiking/BL you may want to throw in map/topo reading skills as related to trout. some compass work...

            Please post a few pics of your success.

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