Bassapalooza 2019

Southern Bassapalooza on the Fly 2019 Rules June 14th& 15th, 2019 Registration Deadline is May 1st, 2019- Entry Fee is $200 per team Instead of picking up the Registration Packet this year at Cohutta Fishing Company, we will have a pre party at the Gravel Bar featuring Sweetwater’s new Guide Beer and various other tasty brews, a food truck, and live music from local musicians and our headliner Rollin' in the Hay 8:30 to midnight. The concert and camping is included with the registration fee. Floyd’s Landing will still be open for tournament use, but the awards ceremony will take place at 5pm on June 15that The Gravel Bar. For directions, please email Conner or stop

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: 3/29/19

The Etowah River is currently generating around the clock until further notice, BUT Lake Allatoona is finally below full pool (-1.47 Feet). As long as we don't have another torrential downpour upstream, the river may be fish-able sooner than later. Watch for water temperatures in the high 50's-low 60's for the bass bite to turn on. Try streamers that imitate baitfish such as sparkle minnows, Clouser minnows, kreelex, lunch money, and bushwackers as well as crawfish patterns in rust and tan such as sex dungeons and jawbreakers. Having a couple rods rigged up with both floating and sinking lines is paramount this time of year as conditions and temperatures change throughout the day. Being able to

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report 3/14/2019

The Toccoa Tailwater has been generating nonstop since last week. It's predicted that they will continue doing this until further notice. We drove over to some property off of Curtis Switch and the water was about 5 feet above a safe wading level. We also went to Horseshoe Bend Park and the water was still very high, but was flowing noticeably faster than at Curtis. Saw a few people courageous enough to try their hand at fishing from the bank. When we stopped to ask how they did, and they said they didn't even get a bite. It seems that all the Tailwater will be good for is sitting on the bank watching the water go

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report 3/7/19

The Blue Ridge Area fishing report courtesy of our outfitting partner, Fly Fishing North Georgia. The Toccoa Tailwater is generating 24/7 with no end in sight. The average outflow from the generator is 2600cfs, which is very tough to fish. Float the Tailwater won't be a good option either due to the flows being too high and fast. The Tennessee Valley Authority was giving us a break earlier in the week; however, the flows were still way too high. I received reports from a few friends with property on the Tailwater saying the water was close to their porches. Looking ahead, it doesn't look like the TVA is going to give us a break anytime soon. With the water

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Building Leaders for Striped Bass

Striped bass on the brain? We're already prepping for the upcoming season - we get a lot of questions about what kind of leaders to rig up for sinking line. Check out this video from our friends at Hatch Outdoors, Captain Chuck Ragan describes a system that is nearly identical to what we use. Have other questions about rigging for striped bass? Give us a shout at the shop! We carry a wide range of equipment and gear in both locations, including Hatch Fluorocarbon. We're also booking up our calendar with striper trips already, so now is the time to start thinking about a guide trip if you would like to get on the water with

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Gear Review: Thomas & Thomas Exocett SS

The Thomas & Thomas Exocett SS series of rods garners a lot of questions when customers are shuffling through the rod rack. Designated by grain weight rather than a traditional line weight, these rods are designed to throw dense sinking lines and heavier, compact-headed floating lines like Rio's Outbound Short and typical redfish and bonefish lines. As far as the technical specifications, all of the Exocett SS series rods are 8' 8" long. This strange length is fantastic - these rods feel lighter in the hand, the first stripping guide is closer to the hand to provide a better angle for quick line retrieval, and the shorter length is ideal in tight-quarters situations. A stiff tip

By |March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|