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Old 03-03-18, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default The first trip of many

The Corp has really been testing my loyalty to the hooch lately. Today I had had enough! Recently I’ve heard so many people rant and rave about the chattooga, so I woke up way to dam early and made my way up to Burrells Ford to get a break from these tsunami releases and also to see what all the fuss is about.
I initially through streamers which was a mistake. These blue bird sky’s had em hunkered down deep.
So about an hour in I started nymphing and it didn’t take long to get into some healthy browns. All the browns I caught were between 13-15”(a nice change from all the snits I’ve been catching lately) and I broke one off that might’ve been(but probably wasn’t) 16”+. I landed a couple stockers as well. One of which looked like he had found himself on the business end of some big ol kype jaw. He had an identical chunk missing from his other gill plate.
After a few hours of productive and serene fishing I made the dreaded two and a half hour drive back to loganville to rejoin society once again.
While it might be a little far for another day trip anytime soon I will definitely be back armed with a tent sooner rather than later.
This was an incredible fishing trip and I’m so glad I finally made it up to the chattooga.


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Old 03-03-18, 07:24 PM   #2
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Some nice looking wauld braans in there.
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Old 03-03-18, 07:32 PM   #3
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Was this upstream of the bridge? Pictures look familiar.

Great browns. I've caught browns at the DH but haven't caught any at Burrels yet. Might have to go again.
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Old 03-03-18, 08:34 PM   #4
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Beautiful fishes and scenery. Looks like the Moonshine Rod is working for you. Great report.
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Old 03-03-18, 09:05 PM   #5
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Great Report Erik! Browns and the scenery are stunning!
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Old 03-03-18, 10:32 PM   #6
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Was this upstream of the bridge? Pictures look familiar.

Great browns. I've caught browns at the DH but haven't caught any at Burrels yet. Might have to go again.
Yes i fished about a mile or two above the bridge.
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Old 03-04-18, 06:01 AM   #7
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Nice report. I would challenge all of us to follow “keep em wet” dot com. Great science on keeping fish in the water while we take out photos.
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Old 03-04-18, 07:06 AM   #8
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Nice report Erik! The Chattooga is tough but amazing rive to fish! I plan on more trips myself and want to see if there are some dinosaur browns left in her. Those fish, like the Hooch browns will take an immense amount of work! Who is up for the challenge?
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Old 03-04-18, 05:56 PM   #9
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Nice report. I would challenge all of us to follow “keep em wet” dot com. Great science on keeping fish in the water while we take out photos.
Of course there's great science in not fishing for then harms then even less!

Nice job Erik!!
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Old 03-05-18, 09:48 PM   #10
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