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Forum: N. Georgia Small Streams--Trout Reports 01-23-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,770
Posted By fishndoc
My last trip to Dukes, I watched a fly fisherman...

My last trip to Dukes, I watched a fly fisherman "playing" a huge brown from the pool below the pavilion at the uppermost end. He said he had to wear it down cause he was fishing 6X. He probably...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 01-11-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By fishndoc
Snowmass is on the Roaring Fork River. The...

Snowmass is on the Roaring Fork River. The Fryingpan joins the Fork just downstream in the town of Basalt.
Fryingpan Anglers is the old Roy Palm shop John Gierach used to write about. Roy no...
Forum: General Information 01-05-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By fishndoc
Iíve been fishing the Davidson, usually the...

Iíve been fishing the Davidson, usually the hatchery section, since the mid-90ís. Like all streams, the fishing cycles up and down, mainly related to water flows. Several years of drought and the...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 01-02-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By fishndoc
Itís a fairly easy float, but I would definitely...

Itís a fairly easy float, but I would definitely wait until late spring to do it from a kayak - longer days and warmer air temps if you take a spill.

I find itís really difficult to fly fish while...
Forum: General Information 12-31-17, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By fishndoc
Everyone should fish the Hatchery section of the...

Everyone should fish the Hatchery section of the Davidson at least once: walking to the edge of the bridge and looking down to see a pod of a dozen trout, none under 18Ē....
of course, there...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 12-27-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By fishndoc
Iíve fished a lot of streams over many years,...

Iíve fished a lot of streams over many years, occasionally with a guide, but the vast majority on my own. Iíve never once been treated rudely by a guide, or seen one act rudely towards non-clients. ...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 12-19-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By fishndoc
Not to get political, but I have to correct this...

Not to get political, but I have to correct this misinformation I see frequently.

Not a single square foot of federal land was "reduced", sold or given away by this act. Just a reduction in the...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 12-19-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By fishndoc
+2 on Kory Great guy also. Generous with...

+2 on Kory

Great guy also. Generous with his fishing knowledge, even when sharing it with a non-client.
Forum: Beyond Georgia 12-19-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,780
Posted By fishndoc
I donít know if the changes are due to...

I donít know if the changes are due to mismanagement, or, more likely, just the inevitable result of growth and "human progress".

But I do know there were magical evenings back in the 80ís when I...
Forum: N. Georgia Small Streams--Trout Reports 10-20-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,482
Posted By fishndoc
If you are going to fish the tail water., there...

If you are going to fish the tail water., there are two things you need to know:

Generation schedule: https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels/Blue-Ridge

And, how long it takes the...
Forum: General Information 10-09-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By fishndoc
I base my tipping partly on how hard I perceive...

I base my tipping partly on how hard I perceive the guide is working, and also on where I am fishing. If it's here in the southeast where guides can work 10 months out of the year, I go along with...
Forum: General Information 06-25-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By fishndoc
I've searched for info on this lake several times...

I've searched for info on this lake several times over the last few years without much success. Public access seems to be limited or almost nonexistent. The fishing reports I've read have been from...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 06-13-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By fishndoc
Maybe you are aware of an info source that I...

Maybe you are aware of an info source that I don't know about, but my TVA app only posts generation schedules for 24 hours ahead. I would not depend on that 1pm shut off.
TVA changes release...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 03-25-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,824
Posted By fishndoc
Sure, it's a good idea to be knowledgeable about...

Sure, it's a good idea to be knowledgeable about bears, and a better idea to always have bear spray on your hip, but I wouldn't spend much time worrying about them. Encounters are pretty uncommon,...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 03-06-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,262
Posted By fishndoc
It really doesn't matter whether the farms are...

It really doesn't matter whether the farms are owned by "family farmers" or mega-corporations. If we vigorously enforce regulations that are so extreme as to make farming in the US unprofitable,...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 03-04-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,262
Posted By fishndoc
Back to the subject of this thread, here is a...

Back to the subject of this thread, here is a brief, semi-balanced look at both sides of this issue:
...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 01-29-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,002
Posted By fishndoc
I'll third that endorsement... Nice guy,...

I'll third that endorsement...

Nice guy, humble, and very bright with loads of knowledge about everything from fishing to geology to English literature. Most of all, he loves to fish, and loves...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 01-24-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,506
Posted By fishndoc
Guys, I hate to break the news to you, but our...

Guys, I hate to break the news to you, but our public lands have already been "sold" with the essentially tripling of our national debt since 2000 - an extra $10 Trillion in just the last 8 years....
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 01-23-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 113,133
Posted By fishndoc
TVA was up to some weirdness Friday: the river...

TVA was up to some weirdness Friday: the river flow rose and fell a couple of times during the day, more than baseline non-release flow but less than a full release, then followed by the river...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 01-23-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,002
Posted By fishndoc
If the snowpack is not adequate, the Big Hole and...

If the snowpack is not adequate, the Big Hole and Jefferson can get pretty low that time of year. The last two summers when we were in Montana in July they had instituted partial closures of both...
Forum: Gear and Equipment 01-02-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By fishndoc
Forgot to say in my post, if this is your first...

Forgot to say in my post, if this is your first trip, I would highly recommend a float trip on the Madison early during your stay.
Not only will you have a blast on the float, but you will learn...
Forum: Gear and Equipment 01-02-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By fishndoc
A 5 Wt is what I use 95% of time on the Madison....

A 5 Wt is what I use 95% of time on the Madison. A fast action rod is almost a necessity as an "average" windy day there is "almost too windy to fish" here.
I use double nymphs or double dries there...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 12-27-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By fishndoc
While I would love for trout fishing anywhere...

While I would love for trout fishing anywhere here in Georgia to be like Montana, it ain't gonna happen. Wild trout thrive in Montana because the streams there have the right conditions and...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 09-08-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By fishndoc
Yellowstone NPS poisoning Soda Butte (again)

http://mtstandard.com/natural-resources/yellowstone-river-tributary-seems-cleared-of-brook-trout/article_4bca5517-5a48-5aee-af89-26a29b43f0a0.html

NPS repeating the poisoning of Soda Butte to...
Forum: Environmental Issues / Conservation 06-24-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 113,133
Posted By fishndoc
Looking at the TVA web site today, I see that...

Looking at the TVA web site today, I see that while zero generation is scheduled, the flow from the dam has jumped to 460 cfs instead of the normal non-generation 130 cfs???

Could it be that this...
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