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Old 03-08-18, 08:46 PM   #2
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and enter BUFORD DAM/LAKE SIDNEY LANIER in the first drop menu. In the drop menu below that, choose a date. After you have done this you should see a release schedule for the Hooch below the dam.

Next, check out the following web page from the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club: http://www.atlantaflyfishingclub.org/resources/

Do a few mathematical calculations and you'll be able to figure out when the river can be fished the way you want to fish it.

Also, check out the following link and work out the math to figure what the turbidity is like. It'll only give you a "guesstimate" if you're above or below Medlock Bridge at Norcross, but if you reference the AFFC flow rates you should be able to figure out when the water at cetain points is fishable. The most important items to be found in the last link are GAUGE HEIGHT and TURBIDITY.

You'll want the gauge height to be as low as possible and turbidity should be below "8". The lower the turbidity, the clearer the water. Once the turbidity gets below a "4" you might want to consider matching your clothing to the background of the sky. Lower turbidity means clearer water.

I hope this helps, and that it wasn't too confusing. Add another note to this thread if my answer seems a little bit nuts and I'll give you the hill-billy/Cajun run down.
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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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