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Old 01-30-18, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Why has the Chattahoochee DH so dissapointing?

Is it just me, or has the Chattahoochee DH been lacking fish to catch. I was at the White Water stocking in November, isn't there usually another one in January? The flows have been great for trout fishing, but I have been skunked several times at Paces Mill and Cochran Shoals. Has the Buford Trout Hatchery simply stop stocking fish for a reason? Thoughts. Comments.
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Old 01-30-18, 05:26 PM   #2
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Entire river got stocked with fish the week before the Guvment shut down. Dredger did make a report about this as well.
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Old 01-30-18, 05:27 PM   #3
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As always it has been stocked, they spread out, they figure it out, and it's harder to find them.

There is a TON of water down there for them to spread to.
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Old 01-30-18, 06:16 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-18, 09:06 PM   #5
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They are there but you may have to go a bit further than the easy access spots at paces or ww. Try going a ways upstream from paces and up or down a ways from ww and you should find some fish. As Phil stated the stocking truck showed up a couple Fridays ago so they are settling in, maybe try some naturals.

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Old 01-30-18, 11:09 PM   #6
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Or Maybe the River Monsters are eating them...
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Old 01-30-18, 11:47 PM   #7
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http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...d.php?t=105429

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Once you start getting below 55 degrees F, trout will start becoming less active, particularly on the surface. We’ve been below 55 in the ‘Hooch at the Atlanta gauge with one exception since mid-November [2014].
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Thanks for the responses. Was there a second "bucket brigade" at WW?
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Thanks for the responses. Was there a second "bucket brigade" at WW?
No, it was stocked by a man named Travis and that is it, no brigade.

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Old 01-31-18, 12:19 PM   #10
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The fella I met from Miami texted me before leaving town and said he hit Cochran(?) shoals. He said he say at least 5 trouts chase his rooster tail, but couldn't get any eaters. I suspect, given the temps, he might have been retrieving as he would for those aggressive peacock bass and other aggressive invasives they have down in the 'glades.
Maybe toss something they wanna eat, slow the retrieve, .. I don't know.
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