The Etowah River is fishing well right now. Striper fishing is in early season mode and winding up. Break out the 9 and 10 weights and beef up that leader! The spotted bass fishing has been phenomenal - We're catching fish on poppers, big frog patterns, batifish patterns, and articulated flies, so you can fish how you want for the spots right now. I like taking a couple rods rigged with different lines for the technique you're fishing: a 7 weight with a floating line and an Umpqua Swim Frog, mouse pattern, Boogle Bug, or Flat Fred, an 8 weight with a full sink or intermediate, and a 9 weight rigged with a full sink for the
The Etowah River is fishing well right now. According to the Corps of Engineers, Allatoona Dam won't be generating for the summer due to maintenance. What this means, is that we will have continuous flow out of the dam, but instead of short pulses at 7000/8000 cfs, we will see a slightly higher than average "low" flow maintained over a longer period of time to control the lake level. Instead of calling the Corps for flows, it may be best this summer to keep an eye on the USGS gauge for Allatoona Dam to check the flow coming from the dam. What this means for the fishing is that your choice of gear should vary based on
This week, we are officially back to our normal summer hours. We're open Tuesday, 9AM - 3PM, Wednesday through Saturday, 9AM - 5PM, and Sunday, 11AM - 3PM. We've been filling up the guide calendar for both stripers and trout for the past couple weeks. If you're looking to get on the water, call us! Fishing has been phenomenal and should remain so through the next few months. The shop number is 7069463044. Today is also the last day to enter our raffle for a T&T Exocett 9 weight, a Bote paddleboard, or an Orvis rod and reel combo! Every $30 spent on the webstore counts as a single entry. The Toccoa Tailwater has been fishing well.
We're open this week! Come and see us today, tomorrow, and saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM. We're filling up our guide calendar through May and into early June for both trout and striped bass as well, so if you would like to set up a trip, please call us as soon as possible with your date in mind! Call us at the shop to book your trip: 7069463044. The Toccoa Tailwater should be fishing well when generation allows. Rain earlier this week stained some of the tributaries, and we're predicted to see more rain on Friday, but don't let this discourage you. All the public accesses are open. As far as hatches go, I
We're back! Come by the shop Friday and Saturday between 9AM and 5PM and say hello. Fishing has been excellent all month, and will continue to be through May; Tammen Park is now open on weekends, but Horseshoe Bend Park is still closed on weekends. Some forest service roads are re-opening as well! The Toccoa Tailwater has been fishing well when generation allows. You should start seeing Sulphurs on the river - this is a favorite hatch for many of our guides, and for good reason. Keep some 14-18 Parachute Sulphurs, Puff Daddys, and Split Case PMD Nymphs on you all month. 12-16 Caddis imitations are a must have right now as well. I like to have
If you head through the Chattahoochee National Forest, there have been a few closings in group areas and campsites. I would call the Blue Ridge District office to make sure that the stream you plan on fishing is accessible. The number for their office is 706-745-6928. According to the Chattahoochee National Forest website as of April 10th, all national forest developed campgrounds, group recreation sites, picnic pavilions and all restrooms, as well as many trails, dispersed recreation sites and roads are temporarily shut down. This is a list of all the closings: www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/conf/recreation The Toccoa Tailwater has been fishing well outside of generation. The rain today/tomorrow may blow out tributary streams, but Tammen Park should still be clear. We've been