So, I've put on few. Happens to the best of us. My wife wanted to go walking near the house and volun-told me to go with her. The local college near the house has a lake behind it with a two mile walking path, so we headed that way. After leaving the car we passed a 10 year old boy fishing alongside the lake. I asked how the fishing was and he responded, "Not great. I don't have any bait." I told him he should go dig around by a fence line they had just ripped up because he might find some worms there. We continued our walk, but I couldn't stop thinking about that little
The Toccoa Tailwater has been fishing well when the rain doesn't stain the river. We recieved a good amount of rain in the past couple of weeks. Usually, it takes a couple of days for the water to clear up to a fishable color. When it is fishable, we have been catching them on various streamers, nymphs, and even some dries. Streamer wise, I recommend Sparkle Minnows (size 4-8, Gold/Pearl), Sparkle Yummies (Copper/Yellow or Gold/Copper) and Galloup's Dungeon (size 2, yellow or olive). Hopper/Dropper rigs with Pat's Rubber Legs (size 6-8 in olive/brown or black) and any hare's ear variations have been producing. We are still seeing March Browns and Caddis hatching out there as well.
Southern Bassapalooza on the Fly 2022 Rules June 11th, 2022 Registration Deadline is April 20th, 2022 - 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 10th, 2022, including tasty brews, food, and live music, 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 11th 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, all fish must be
Holiday Gift Guide: Looking for the perfect gift for the angler in your life? We’ve got you covered. Fly Tying: Giving a tying kit, tying vise, and/or a Fly Tying 101 Certificate is a great introuction to a deeper dive into fly fishing - as anglers, this utility is invaluable to "dial in" our patterns for specific scenarios or areas. Renzetti Traveler Vise: If you’re looking to get the ultimate fly tying vise that will last a lifetime, check out this vise. We use these daily as well as instructional vises. Made in the USA. $195 Orvis Fly Tying Kit: Fly Tying kits are tough to buy. Most come with useless excess or with sub-par tying
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 –
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