Summertime in North Georgia brings warming water temperatures to the point that many of our trout streams become un-fishable. Luckily for us, our waters in Georgia aren’t limited to trout - warmwater species such as bream, bass, and striper populate our waters and take priority. One species in particular, the Coosa Bass (Micropterus Coosae) allows us to experience trout-like mountainous streams with the aggressive attitude and explosive hatred of topwater bugs that makes bass so enjoyable to catch. Coosa bass are native and can only be found in the Coosa River Basin: look for tributaries in Alabama and Georgia to find the higher elevation homes of these fish. They also become most active at temperatures in
Nothing has changed this week from last, The Etowah is stained from the recent rain and will probably be tough for the next few days so look for the water to be clearing up and the fishing to improve hopefully by mid week. The longer generations should help flush some of the dirty water and clear the river but it will take some time. Temps are hovering between 68 and 74 Degrees at Allatoona Dam and the warming temps mean the mid-day fishing will get tougher and tougher from here on out. They Key to Striper success for the remainder of summer will be getting out early or fishing late in the evening. Fly selection should
In the shop, a lot of folks come in looking for sinking lines to rig up for their streamer fishing. It can be tough trying to figure out what line will fit your needs, especially if you’ve never delved into this style of fishing. The terminology alone is enough to make things confusing, so I’ll break it down to simplify things. Grain Weight: Some lines will be labeled by this number rather than by a standard rod weight, such as the Scientific Angler Sink 30 series of lines. This is a measure of the grains per inch for the first thirty feet of the line. Use this designation to pair your rod to the line.
Striper Fishing on the Etowah has slowed this week but look for the bite to pick up as we move towards the New Moon. The River is stained but clearing and today's Generation should help flush some of the dirty water and clear the river up. Temps are hovering between 67 and 72 Degrees at Allatoona Dam and the warming temps mean the mid-day fishing will get tougher and tougher from here on out. They Key to Striper success for the remainder of summer will be getting out early or fishing late in the evening. Fly selection should include a few of your favorite baitfish patterns in the 3-5 inch range, a couple of our favorites
It's that time again! The best Bass Tournament around, the 4th Annual Southern Bassapalooza on the fly returns June 16th! The rules and registration are below, email Conner- firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to submit your registration form. Make checks out to Cohutta Fishing Company. Southern Bassapalooza on the Fly 2018 Rules June 16th, 2018 Registration Deadline is May 1st, 2018- Entry Fee is $200 per team Registration Packet must be picked up at Cohutta Fishing Company from 9:00 – 6:00 on Friday June 15th Awards, Post Party, and Camping will be held at Floyds Landing on the Etowah River Cartersville, GA Camping is $10.00 / night / team Catch and Release only, all fish must be
The Original Game Changer by Blane Chocklett turned a lot of heads when it was introduced into the fly fishing world. A fly that looked more at home on a bait caster than a fly rod, the Original Game changer was and still is a great fly. However anyone who has fished a game changer would call it easy to cast and that's where the world of Game Changer spin offs came in to play. The feathered game changer became a favorite for its movement and easiness to cast, however the feathers can be hard to source and tying them takes a lot of time sizing and wrapping multiple hen hackles on each shank. As a