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Old 08-11-11, 07:54 PM   #11
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GP merits an Hon mention just for keeping that beast from biting his leg off. That ole River Roach has been throwing back some groceries. I believe that's Island Ford in the background too.
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Old 08-11-11, 08:09 PM   #12
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I guess I should have titled the post "resident brown trout expert willing to help a newb." You guys are making it worse by just posting pics of absolute hawgs!
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Old 08-11-11, 08:17 PM   #13
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That Brown is a resident Hopefully still swimming around too!
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Old 08-11-11, 08:29 PM   #14
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Wow, late to the party for another critical post requiring my attention, it's that job thingy you know?

AS with almost every post here lately, grains of truth emerge.....

The Hooch is full of naturally reproducing browns and they are everywhere from Island Ford to the dam. Big ones are rare, but scattered through the stretch mentioned. There do seem to be more average sized fish at the dam / Bowmans Island section, but you must pay attention to the releases, wear a pfd and be careful wading. The easiest wading access is Island Ford and Jones Bridge, but good access at the dam as well.

Groundpounder's brown was caught in a Hooch tributary way above the dam, so admire the fish as much as you want, you won't catch him this time of year.

If I were you, head to the Fulton County side of Jones Bridge and throw a dry dropper - a #10 stimi with a gold bead head nymph (pick one) dropped 24" or so below it, focus on the riffles and braided water, not the deep slow runs.

Neither 2fly or I have caught a brown at IF in the past 4 weeks....

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Old 08-11-11, 10:28 PM   #15
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Thanks for the help! I am not going anytime in the next month or so. It's a good trek for me to get there. I might go when it cools off. It will more than likely be a one time deal for me as I am trying to fish a lot of waters in TN and go back to AR as well. So just looking to meet some fellow fisherman and enjoy a day on your home waters and catch some browns!!!!
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Old 08-12-11, 10:15 AM   #16
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AL Trout Bum,
PM sent. I fish every Sunday (and sometimes other days as well) so let me know when you want to go and I'll be down (unless I'm hunting).
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