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  1. Default Looking for trout in Georgia

    I'm moving to north geogia soon (cedartown), ive heard there is some trout to be had that way, wondering if anyone could help me out on some streams that can produce

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    Default Re: Looking for trout in Georgia

    Given that trout need water, I think its gonna be slim pickins in N GA for a while. At least its not the absolute hottest time of the year when the drought is at its peak, I guess.

    Welcome to the group! Hope yer new home gets some rain soon!
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    Default Re: Looking for trout in Georgia

    I lived in GA. for a couple years. Try Jack's River (actually it's more like a brook) in the Cuhutta Wilderness Area out of Blue Ridge. It may be very low so fishing could be out of the question. If there is any water flowing take a walk along the stream and a fish census. After the flow recovers you'll have an idea of what is there.

    Take Rt.2 west out of Blue Ridge and stay the course until you reach the tote road, then continue till you reach the stone brige at Jacks River. Pick up maps to the Cuhutta, Tear Britches, and Ravens Cliffs FWA's and go exploring. You may be shocked as I was at the vast wilderness in North West Georga.



    I found Brook Trout and (wild) Rainbows that were introduced several decades ago from Wyoming I beleive. They averaged ten inches but the occasional thirteen inch lunker provided excitement enough.
    I also fished Mill Creek (consult map) caught no trout but it was pretty. Hike in to find more creeks.

    Good luck with the rain down there.

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    Thanks for the info, I am excited to here of some brook trout, seems they always provide a great day of fishing

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    I fish the N. GA mountains constantly....there's all kinds of places to go, but watch for the seasonal streams, as they are closed this time of year...check this link to view the year round streams and DH streams

    Georgia DNR

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    I hope linking is allowed here (that's how I found this site!)
    If it isn't, please remove.

    Here's a great site chock full of good info and really good people:
    North Georgia Trout Online - NGTO
    I try to make it to their 'flings' when possible. Barring that, many of these folks come out to the Southeast FFF conclave at Callaway Gardens in Georgia, you should too! It's a good time with all sorts of great fly fishing related activities.
    ('nuther link) Southeastern Council - Federation of Fly Fishers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
    I hope linking is allowed here (that's how I found this site!)
    If it isn't, please remove.

    Here's a great site chock full of good info and really good people:
    North Georgia Trout Online - NGTO
    I try to make it to their 'flings' when possible. Barring that, many of these folks come out to the Southeast FFF conclave at Callaway Gardens in Georgia, you should too! It's a good time with all sorts of great fly fishing related activities.
    ('nuther link) Southeastern Council - Federation of Fly Fishers
    AHHH another NGTOer....fancy meeting you here.....been having any luck anywhere recently?...How's the DH treating ya?

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    Man oh man you've opened a can of worms now. Some sources indicate there are over 4,000 miles of trout streams in Ga. Mostly from Atlanta northward. Some of the best streams are in the mountains. If you want to catch fish you probally need to go high in the mountains, and away from people. You are going to have to walk my friend walk...
    The drought we are in the middle of right now is not helping things any, and some of the streams are taking on a stagnant appearance, especially the lakes around the area.One stream that comes to mind that seems to produce is the Toccoa River it comes off Blue Ridge Dam and the stretches above the dam are open all year, including the tributaries (check regulations) When fishing below the dam call the TVA for water release schedules as generating for power is a common thing on the river and I cannot reinnerate enough when the water starts rising, GET OUT ...You usually have less than a minute. A personal flotation device is a good idea and I actually think its the law, there are signs around.
    Try Curtis Switch, Horseshoe bend on the Toccoa, and float or wade or boat trip in between.
    Good Luck and good fishing
    Steve L. Johnson

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    I will be heading up to the Toccoa River on May 12 for a weeks stay with a couple of fly fishing buddies of mine. Two of us are from extreme Southern Alabama and the other from Tampa, so we are all very excited. We dont have but 2 or 3 opportunities per year to trout fish. My sister has a cabin on the Upper Toccoa River, so we are very blessed to have this place all to ourselves.
    I plan on starting out with a olive bead head woolie booger trailed by a rainbow warrior. This will make my 5 th trout fishing trip. I have an abundance of opportunities to fish in the Gulf of Mexico and its bays along with unlimited fresh water opportunities to catch bass,bream and crappie.
    We all have brand new creek company ? pontoons, so we are wondering how this is going to work out.
    I just bought a new Sage Launch 5 weight and a Lanson reel spooled with Rio Gold Trout Weight Forward line. Anybody know much about this Sage rod, it is there lower end rod. It feels really nice though. I was considering a Temple Forks rod that a local store had in this area. The Temple Fork felt really nice as well. I originally bought a package deal when I started fly fishing out of Cabella, I figured it was time to have a back up.
    By the way, we are planning on trying the Hiwassee River in Tennessee and Tellico River in Tennessee. We are within a hour of these places.
    Please give this old peanut farming redneck some advice..I need it..I need some secrets so that I can "out do" my buddies..

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