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Fishing Report: August 3rd, 2021

Etowah River: We’re at the tail end of striper season, but spotted bass fishing is only going to get better from now till October! If you do plan on striper fishing, the first and last two or three hours of the day are key periods. Try throwing an intermediate clear tip line with a long 7/8 foot leader consisting of 40/30/20lb fluorocarbon with white or white/chartreuse bucktail flies, EP baitfish in tan/white, olive/white, or gray/white, and Major Mullet or Major Sardine patterns. You have to hunt these fish: persistence and stamina are the name of the game. Keep a 7 weight rigged with a floating warmwater line like Scientific Angler’s Bass Bug in the boat –

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: 6/19/21

It's been a little while since we've done a fishing report! The best thing going this weekend is most likely going to be smaller streams in the mountains. We're anticipating rain in the forecast. Some of the best creek fish we catch are in higher water conditions and pre-frontal conditions can be extremely productive if you can get out before the weather moves in, but don't forget a rain jacket. If we get a decent amount of rain, try streamers in black like a Jawbreaker, Sparkle Minnows, Kreelex, or a heavily weighted stonefly nymph like a TungStone or Two-Bit Stone. We really like throwing longer 9-10ft rods in higher water conditions with a euro or mono

By |June 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Introducing Jason Davis!

We are excited to announce the addition of Jason Davis to our guide staff! Jason specializes in Shoal Bass and will be guiding fly fishing trips for these river gems. Jason grew up in South Alabama and was a tournament bass angler in his formative years. Jason has also guided whitewater rafting trips, fly fishing trips with Glacier Anglers in West Glacier for West Slope Cutthroat Trout, and has been a professional touring musician. Shoal Bass are one of Georgia's many unique bass species and are only native to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF). These fish are aggressive, acrobatic, and behaviorally similar to trout in regards to the type of water they will hold - the

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Southern Bassapalooza on the Fly Tournament 2021

Southern Bassapalooza on the Fly 2021 Rules June 26th, 2021 Registration Deadline is April 15th, 2021- Entry Fee is $200 per team Instead of picking up the Registration Packet this year, we will have a pre-party at the Gravel Bar on June 25th, 2021, including tasty brews, food, and live music from our headliner, Scott Thompson, 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 26th at The Gravel Bar. For directions, please email Jacob or stop by the shop – the Gravel Bar is not on google maps. Catch and Release only,

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

(Fisher)man’s Best Friend

They're always there to greet you with a wagging tail and expression of pure joy. They can be classified as a shop dog or skiff dog but either way you look at it, they're a fisherman's best friend. Once a dog makes the maiden voyage on a boat or walks into the fly shop, he or she expects to accompany ever time. Flint, my 4 year old Brittany, has been on the water with me for 2 years.  Every time I say "Ready to go fishing?" he knows exactly what I mean and bolts to the door. I can always count on Flint to be there for me when I have a buddy bail on a fishing trip. No matter

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Field Staff Reports: Rum and Bones

I love mornings in a fish camp. Groggy anticipation, the smell of bacon, and cup after cup of coffee to help clear the cobwebs from one too many rum and Cokes the night before. I make my lunch and grab my gear before meeting David at the dock. The sound of the breeze through the palm fronds as the sun rises over Cargill Creek remind me of how lucky I am to be in this place at this moment. Thankfully, the wind has slowed to a manageable level for the first time this week. This could change at any moment. But for right now, we're confident. David guides the flats boat out of the mouth of

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|
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