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Fishing Report: August 13th, 2020

If you're coming to Blue Ridge to do some trout fishing, know that your options are going to be limited through September! The Toccoa Tailwater and Small Streams higher in elevation are the only refuges we have with good water conditions right now. The good news: river and creek bass fishing  is fantastic! Georgia is full of bass creeks and streams that are closer to home than many realize. Break out the 4-6 weights, a box of boogle bugs or your favorite terrestrial trout patterns, and give these fish a shot. The Etowah River is going to begin generating again today according to the Corps of Engineers. If its your first year on the Etowah, know that

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: August 8th, 2020

The Etowah River below Allatoona Dam has been fishing well, and we anticipate August to be fantastic for Striper and Bass. For Striper, I’m fishing an 8 or 9 weight rod with an intermediate clear tip fly line and using a tapered, 7 foot 20lb leader.  Flies that imitate threadfin and gizzard shad will work, so Lunch $’s, Flashtail Whistlers, big Lefty’s Decievers, and Popovic’s hollow fleyes. For Spotted Bass, a 7 weight fly rod with a floating fly line should be the weapon of choice. We’re throwing Gurglers in white and olive, Boogle Bugs, big cherynobyl ants, and other topwater flies at these fish. If topwater doesn’t produce for you, switch to clouser minnows, Galloup’s mini

By |August 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Field Staff Report: Northeast Georgia’s Hidden Gem

When most people think of Northeast Georgia, beautiful wild and scenic trout rivers come to mind; for eight months of the year, these scenic rivers can be considered a blue ribbon trout stream supported by local hatchery efforts. However, the months of May through August are occupied with a redeye bass species that is known for its ferocious takes and excellent fighting ability - the Bartam's Bass. Fortunately, a few weeks ago, I was able to go on a camping/fishing trip with my Dad and a good friend from college.  After looking at maps and using previous wade trips as our guide, we scouted a 6 mile float on one of these remote rivers.  Little did

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: July 31st, 2020

The Etowah River is currently flowing at 1500 cFs from Allatoona Dam. The water was stained yesterday, but Water temperatures are great right now, especially for August. We anticipate August to be fantastic for Striper and Bass. For Striper, I'm fishing an 8 or 9 weight rod with an intermediate clear tip fly line and using a tapered, 7 foot 20lb leader.  Flies that imitate threadfin and gizzard shad will work, so Lunch $'s, Flashtail Whistlers, big Lefty's Decievers, and Popovic's hollow fleyes. For Spotted Bass, a 7 weight fly rod with a floating fly line should be the weapon of choice. We're throwing Gurglers in white and olive, Boogle Bugs, big cherynobyl ants, and other topwater

By |July 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: July 23rd, 2020

The Etowah River is fishing well for Spotted Bass and Striper, but the storm from yesterday/last night has blown out the river for a day or two at least. The current flow from Allatoona Dam is 958 cFs. As with anywhere you go right now, fish as early as you can or late in the evening. As soon as the sun gets over the water and the air temperature heats up, the fishing slows down. For spotted bass, bring a 9 foot, 6 or 7 weight fly rod with a matching, floating tropical or warmwater core fly line. Boogle bugs and gurglers are working well, but if topwater doesn't produce for you, switch over to small 2.5-3

By |July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: 7/16/20

We're coming into the hottest part of the year, so from now till October, some of our trout streams will become too hot for us to fish! There are still places to go right now, but be mindful of water temperature and time of day. Fish early! Sunrise and sunset and a couple hours or so around these times will be the most productive. The Etowah River is running at 1020 cFs from Allatoona Dam. This flow is great! If you plan on targeting bass, I would bring a 7 weight with a floating line, a 9 foot 0x leader, and try boogle bugs and gurglers under shaded banks. If that doesn't work out for you, tie

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|