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Old 02-11-18, 07:00 AM   #11
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Some beauties! I saw you signed in on the smiths creek lodge check in, a shame I didn't get to meet you on the river. Looks like you had a great day!


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Agree, shame we did not meet. Would have been nice to have met you.
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Old 02-11-18, 07:20 AM   #12
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How does one get to fishing smith's creek? So you have to sign up somewhere or something.
Smith Creek is at Unicoi State Park near Helen. It is a relatively small creek and very pretty. Easy wading. During DH season you are required to go by the lodge and sign in. You have to pay a $5 daily state park pass unless you have an annual pass. Here is a link that might help. http://www.georgiafishingbooks.com/gadh/info.php
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Old 02-11-18, 10:03 AM   #13
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For fresh stockers those are really colorful. Thanks for sharing some pic's.
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Old 02-11-18, 02:37 PM   #14
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How does one get to fishing smith's creek? So you have to sign up somewhere or something.
When you cross the dam going through Unicoi Park, the lodge will be your next right. Stop at the office there and sign in and pick up a permit. As stated, parking is $5.00 unless you have a state park annual permit. The road to the creek is about a quarter mile further up the road. There is a gravel parking lot down this road. There is about a mile of creek to fish, DH rules apply during season. Side note...I and many others here have fished Smith Creek during monsoons. If your favorite creek is blown out, go to Smith. Smith is a tailwater of Smith Lake, so the water gets high, but remains fishable.
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Old 02-11-18, 03:26 PM   #15
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Awesome. Thanks for the help.

I'll definitely try to hit Smith creek sometime.
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Old 02-11-18, 04:22 PM   #16
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posted about this today, any advice would be awesome as you seem to know smith real well


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Old 02-11-18, 10:05 PM   #17
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posted about this today, any advice would be awesome as you seem to know smith real well


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See my reply to your post. Beaded squirmies and eggs fished deep have worked best for me, but I have had luck with other flies as well. Fishing has been good from the dam all the way down to the foot bridge at the end of the retention pond. A few weeks ago I fished well beyond the retention pond and caught a few. However, I haven't caught anything in that section of the creek in the last couple of weeks. Good luck.
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Old 02-11-18, 11:38 PM   #18
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See my reply to your post. Beaded squirmies and eggs fished deep have worked best for me, but I have had luck with other flies as well. Fishing has been good from the dam all the way down to the foot bridge at the end of the retention pond. A few weeks ago I fished well beyond the retention pond and caught a few. However, I haven't caught anything in that section of the creek in the last couple of weeks. Good luck.
Do they not stock farther downstream? I was thinking about going as far as possible before hitting private land or whatever.
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Old 02-12-18, 07:49 AM   #19
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Do they not stock farther downstream? I was thinking about going as far as possible before hitting private land or whatever.
To my recollection, they stock in multiple places.
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Old 02-12-18, 01:12 PM   #20
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Nice fish.

How can one know which streams are stocked by the state and which ones get fish from the Feds?

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