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Fishing Report: June 26th, 2020

The Toccoa River has been fished hard for the past couple months, but don't let that deter you! We had enough rain to slightly stain the river earlier this week, and the generation schedule will probably crank up a little more to maintain the lake level. If you plan on wade fishing, the clarity should go back to normal below Hemptown Creek by Saturday or Sunday. I would mostly nymph or throw dry-dropper rigs unless you see a hatch come off. For dry-droppers, try big dries imitating stoneflies and terrestrials - these flies are buoyant and can stand to float one or two nymphs with split shot. I like these big dries on a shorter, 7.5 foot

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: June 18th, 2020

The Etowah River is fishing well. Currently, the river below Allatoona Dam is flowing at 1520 cFs. This is subject to change based on rain and lake level, so keep an eye out for any change before you head out. For Spotted Bass, I would fish a 7 or 8 weight fly rod with either a floating line with a very long leader, or a full sinking line. Try smallish baitfish patterns like Clouser Minnows, white Jawbreakers, and Lunch $’s, and crawfish patterns like Galloup’s Nancy Ps. We've also got boogle bugs up to date on the webstore if the bass are looking up. For Striper, break out the 9’s and 10’s this year – I fish

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: June 11th, 2020

Not much has changed since last week, except for the rain we received earlier this week. Things should be clearing back up by the weekend. We've been putting out new shipments of terminal tackle, flies, and some fresh clothing, so come by and stock up! We also have a great selection of gifts for father's day, and offer guide trip certificates if you're still looking. The Etowah River is fishing well. Currently, the river below Allatoona Dam is flowing at 1860 cFs. This is subject to change based on rain and lake level, so keep an eye out for any change before you head out. We had a little rain yesterday and Tuesday, but the tributaries should

By |June 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: June 4th, 2020

The Etowah River is fishing well! Currently, the river below Allatoona Dam is flowing at 1860 cFs. This is subject to change based on lake level and precipitation, but this is a great flow to fly fish. For Spotted Bass, I would fish a 7 or 8 weight fly rod with either a floating line with a very long leader, or a full sinking line. Try smallish baitfish patterns like Clouser Minnows, white Jawbreakers, and Lunch $'s, and crawfish patterns like Galloup's Nancy Ps.  For Striper, break out the 9's and 10's this year - I fish a full sinking or intermediate tip fly line with either a Rio 20-30lb Striper leader or I build my own

By |June 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: May 29th, 2020

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

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report: May 21st, 2020

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

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|