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Forum: Chattahoochee River 02-07-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,772
Posted By mlewis
Note about post was being composed prior to...

Note about post was being composed prior to reading browniez post.
Forum: Chattahoochee River 02-07-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,772
Posted By mlewis
Believe it or not, people outside of this group...

Believe it or not, people outside of this group of geniuses have discussed the Morgan Falls / Bull Sluice sedimentation problem at length. The link to the full study is down but it used to be on...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 02-02-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,772
Posted By mlewis
For sure. Unless you catch a dnr stocked shoalie...

For sure. Unless you catch a dnr stocked shoalie in the hooch, you are getting one with its own unique genetic thumbprint. I am very fond of the shoalie in the hooch and flint, and I intent to visit...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 02-02-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,772
Posted By mlewis
I think there is some sort of uniformed...

I think there is some sort of uniformed misunderstandings going on:

1. Stripers are stocked, in abundance, much further downstream. The genetics are actually native to the drainage system. There...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 02-01-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,772
Posted By mlewis
1. agree 2. I was referring to the recent...

1. agree

2. I was referring to the recent extreme cold temps with regards to trout metabolism and feeding... trout don't feed very well in the 30-40 degree water, should improve in the spring....
Forum: Chattahoochee River 02-01-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,772
Posted By mlewis
Reasons that I think the DH trout fishing is poor...

Reasons that I think the DH trout fishing is poor compared to 10 years ago, in order:

1. Reduction in number of trout stocked. This is the main reason. I think you’re looking at a 5-10 fold...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 01-22-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,656
Posted By mlewis
At Cochran Shoals yesterday, the bathrooms were...

At Cochran Shoals yesterday, the bathrooms were locked with a "closed until further notice" sign on them. Other than that, seemed to be a normal day.

So far, it's better than when it happened...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 12-25-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,584
Posted By mlewis
Not correct, at all.

Not correct, at all.
Forum: Events & Happenings 11-20-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,156
Posted By mlewis
They closed the signup at noon today (Monday), at...

They closed the signup at noon today (Monday), at least via the website. I'll print out the form and try to make it tomorrow with junior.
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 10-07-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,421
Posted By mlewis
Never seen a big cat but about 10 years ago...

Never seen a big cat but about 10 years ago around this time of year my wife and i were camping at the toog during a burn ban. We had some trout we caught that we kept for dinner. We cooked them in...
Forum: General Information 08-16-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By mlewis
Pepto bismol Gold bond

Pepto bismol
Gold bond
Forum: Beyond Georgia 08-07-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By mlewis
Some good looking fish there! Good job mixing in...

Some good looking fish there! Good job mixing in some fishing on a work trip.
Forum: Food & Cooking 07-05-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By mlewis
Appears to be a chanterelle. I say "appears"....

Appears to be a chanterelle. I say "appears". When it doubt do not eat and consult an expert.

I like to split them long ways to make sure there's no bugs and wash them in water.

Then pan fry...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 07-05-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,462
Posted By mlewis
I was thinking there might have been a drop off...

I was thinking there might have been a drop off the following year (2013) due to the hot summer of 2012 that may have lead to a higher level of mortality, despite good fish counts in 2012.

I'm...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 07-05-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,462
Posted By mlewis
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwisweb/graph?agency_cd...

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwisweb/graph?agency_cd=USGS&site_no=02336000&parm_cd=00010&period=7

It's looking like a water temp of 81-82 degrees today. That plus the turbidity I would guess would...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 07-05-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,462
Posted By mlewis
Well Said Zach

Well Said Zach
Forum: Chattahoochee River 07-03-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,462
Posted By mlewis
Yes, dredging MFD lake would be awesome. It is a...

Yes, dredging MFD lake would be awesome. It is a pretty staggeringly expensive proposition, there have been some studies on the matter. For some reason the links I used to have on this are down right...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 07-03-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,462
Posted By mlewis
DH water temps, a look back in last 10 years

The warm winter, heavy weeds, thermal pollution from rains and construction runoff and lack of water releases have made for a funky section this summer for the Hooch below MFD down to Paces.

The...
Forum: Beyond Georgia 07-01-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By mlewis
Cool report. There must be some optically...

Cool report. There must be some optically illusion with that graffiti trout. Seems like something in its mouth.
Forum: Salt Water Reports 06-07-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By mlewis
To discourage you: I'd leave the boat at...

To discourage you:

I'd leave the boat at home. No need to subject your rig to saltwater and a long tow. While the boat can handle saltwater (with a wash and flush afterwards), you'll likely rust...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 05-23-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,890
Posted By mlewis
Good luck getting your boat back on the trailer...

Good luck getting your boat back on the trailer with all the trolls under the bridge. That area needs to be marked, lighted, and policed better. You have about a 50/50 chance of having your rig...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-21-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By mlewis
I've been to a half dozen games so far, it's a $6...

I've been to a half dozen games so far, it's a $6 or 7 uber from my house. Shady area with good prices is left field just past foul pole field level. Behind home plate in the infinity section is...
Forum: Chattahoochee River 04-24-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By mlewis
Further downstream to the DH, compounded by the...

Further downstream to the DH, compounded by the mild winter, the hydrilla and other aquatic weeds are already in late-summer density. Bordering on un-fishable.
Forum: Salt Water Reports 04-12-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By mlewis
I've been taking that route to the beach and...

I've been taking that route to the beach and stopping here each way as well the last few years. I just grilled a nice steak from there over the weekend. Nice people and great fresh meats.
Forum: Chattahoochee River 04-01-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By mlewis
Car break in theif busted!! Akers mill sandy Point

Took the family for a hike near Akers mill around midday today. Saw some broken glass in the parking lot so I was a little on alert and made sure there were no valueables in the car (turns out glass...
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