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Old 04-23-18, 02:52 PM   #11
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I have had better luck starting from the tops of the mountains, at the eastern trailheads, and walking downstream/downhill. Both the Jacks and the Conasauga have hard stops for where the quality of the trout fishing ends rapidly - you'll know it because it's where the trophy water for chubs begins.

My own (admittedly limited) experience suggests that in a two year period with a bunch of rain (and no wildfires, ideally), the Jacks tributaries will have more action than the main stem. That said, they're slippery, perilous, unmarked, and periodically plunge into inaccessible places.

Conasauga tributaries are probably colder than the Jacks but also smaller and definitely harder to get into - but the Connie's main stem from the convergence of the tribs up in the mountains along the CRT to just south of sunset rock is better than the mainstem of the Jacks along a comparable course.

Getting in there is a long hike. Getting out is a terrible uphill. You may be totally, utterly, rod-smashingly skunked and you may have endured the stings of thousands of yellow jackets to achieve this skunkdom. Sometimes you may even see the trout bolt from a picture perfect pool when you are still several paces away, and you may wait for them to return - and they just don't.

The Cohutta's a good place to go if you love wilderness or if you harbor private romantic notions of channelling your inner Shackelton. It's really not a great destination for catching trout - but if you do, it will be pretty darn awesome because you will have earned it.
I love the way you put it. I have backpacked the Cohutta multiple times before I started fly fishing but always heard that the fishing is tough there.
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Old 04-24-18, 09:58 AM   #12
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Thank you for the compliments, gentlemen - I guess the good news of not being good at catching trout is that you get lots of time to compose good sentences!

Here's to more uglier prose after my next outing.
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Old 04-24-18, 01:33 PM   #13
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sorry for the late reply, but just based on everything I've read and heard, Jack's is moderate quality trout water at best. Most of it is lower elevation, higher temps, and going to have other fish like redeye bass.
Due to the trail and the falls that are super popular to hike and swim on Jack's, that area in general gets more pressure.
I think that combination of factors is what drives heavier regulation there.
I was looking and the Jacks used to be a seasonal stream.

I guess that is why it does not have the same regulations as the Conasauga. It used to be closed during the winter.
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