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Old 12-26-17, 12:36 PM   #21
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Well, these were my childhood memories of the Hooch. At the time, I had no idea there were trout swimming under my drunk a$$!



The good ol' days = Lawn chair on top of cooler in banana yellow coleman raft . No bad vibes. No one-upmanship. Zero f$cks given. No holier than thou attitudes. Big fish in the river. Coke bottle glasses. Old school, pull tab Budweiser cans.

Now = super space technology rods/ reels, 3' streamers, $10k drift boats ( minimum, if you wanna maximize your chances at catching fish- more less be a guide... ), $150 chest packs, online casting lessons, Every single f$ck given & now all dudes must rep a holier than thou attitude...









I'm kidding, btw...
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Old 12-26-17, 12:38 PM   #22
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I hooked a butter belly on the hooch today, trout don't eat like redfish. I need to step up my hookset game. But it was cool floating solo in the boat. Ya'll can find me on the hooch fo sho



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Old 12-26-17, 06:40 PM   #23
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Looks like a pretty wood drift boat. Did you make it?
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Old 12-26-17, 09:22 PM   #24
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Looks like a pretty wood drift boat. Did you make it?


Yeah I put a thread in the watercraft section


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Old 12-27-17, 01:23 AM   #25
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From the article huntfish noted--

The first trout stocked in the river, however, were not deposited by the state wildlife agency, then called the Game and Fish Commission, but by a group of avid fishermen with the Atlanta Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, who later formed the first Trout Unlimited chapter in the state. These anglers wanted to see trout in the river, and after not getting any cooperation from the state decided to take on the project themselves. In 1962 they pooled $2,500 and bought 12,500 rainbow trout fingerlings sizes 2 to 4 inches long from a trout farm in North Carolina. The owner there was so impressed by the project that he threw in another 2,500 brown trout fingerlings. The fish were released after dark in the shoals of the river approximately 1 mile south of Old Jones Bridge in Norcross. The trout survived and within a year had grown to 12-14 inches, a growth rate of nearly 1 inch per month.

Just to note-- $2500 was a far more sizable sum in 1962 than it is today. In 1962 you could buy a new car foe $2500.


So if someone were to dump in about 5000 proper smallmouth bass they'll be viewed as a hero in half a century? I'm on my way to Michigan with a clean tanker truck and started a kickstarter......


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Old 12-27-17, 11:45 AM   #26
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So if someone were to dump in about 5000 proper smallmouth bass they'll be viewed as a hero in half a century? I'm on my way to Michigan with a clean tanker truck and started a kickstarter......


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Old 12-27-17, 07:14 PM   #27
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So if someone were to dump in about 5000 proper smallmouth bass they'll be viewed as a hero in half a century? I'm on my way to Michigan with a clean tanker truck and started a kickstarter......


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Hey @troutbum69, while you are at it throw in a tanker load of mysis shrimp!
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