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  • Trout pond/lake for a 12 year old beginner?

    Any advice for a good spot to take my 12 year old son to learn to cast a fly rod and hopefully catch some trout? He is pretty good with a Zebco 33, bobbers, worms, and bluegills but he wants to learn to fly fish with me. Headed somewhere this Sunday for a day trip, was thinking about the little pond at Amicalola State Park, unless anyone has any better suggestions. Also, any good stream spots nearby to the State Park if he gets the hang of it quickly?

    Thanks in advance and tight lines!

    --Bear

  • #2
    The lake at Vogel State Park is stocked with trout. Might have to use a weighted booger with a split shot to get down to them. That may not be the best rig to learn to cast with tho. Plenty of open areas for casting and trails around the lake. Also trails along the lakes feeder creek (shallow). It holds trout.

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    • #3
      PM sent.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the tips, much appreciated!

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        • #5
          Id love to take my grandsons and would appreciate a PM as well.Thanks in advance!
          All fishermen are liars except you and I...and I’m not so sure about you.

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          • #6
            Will the lake at Vogel be stained right now with all the recent rain?
            All fishermen are liars except you and I...and I’m not so sure about you.

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            • #7
              Lake fishing for trout, IMHO, is really tough.
              Why not take a 12 year old to Smith ck dh - shallow wading, tons of fish, and easy fly fishing.
              There are other small streams that could be host to youngsters as well. Wild fish will usually eat just about anything that hits the water.
              Stockers are a little pickier. They are used to pellets.
              My 8 year old fishes smith's ck, as well as portions of the hooch tailwater - to diametrically opposed streams in terms of flow rates, size, and depth. You might consider hiring scaly - river thru atl or another guide service or hit up one of the good boat guys on here. Fly casting from a boat is pretty easy and it seems like scaly and his gang know where the fish are.

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