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Fishing Report 9/13/2019

The Etowah River is fishing well. We're targeting bass with topwater poppers and frog patterns in the mornings and evenings with success: boogle bugs, swim frogs/baitfish, crease flies, and pole dancers are all excellent choices. Streamers imitating baitfish also will work well throughout the day. We like basic shad imitators like Clouser minnows, Lunch Moneys, Flashtail Whistlers, and Major Sardines. Bring Sunscreen and water! The Toccoa Tailwater has been producing well when conditions allow. We're seeing the effects of turnover from the lake at the upper reaches of the river - Tammen Park is currently tea colored, but further downstream the color seems to be fading. Rainbow and Brown trout have been heavily stocked all summer and

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

September 5th, 2019 Fishing Report

The Etowah is fishing well for bass, but striper fishing is pretty much done for the year. Target bass with topwater flies like boogle bugs and swim frogs early and late in the day. If you're willing to brave the midday heat, streamers imitating shad/baitfish will produce well: Clouser Minnows, Lunch Moneys, Flashtail Whistlers, Sparkle Minnows, etc. Bring lots of water and sunscreen! The Toccoa Tailwater is good when generation allows. If you have a thermometer, bring it along and keep an eye on the water temperatures especially on the access points further downstream. Keep in mind that trout need cool water and mishandling or playing a trout too long can result in mortality this time

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report 8/29/2019

We’re going to sound like a broken record for the foreseeable future – water temperatures everywhere are pretty warm midday and we’re just waiting for a change in the weather. Fall is around the corner! If you’re about to prep for fall fishing, come by the shop, bring a vise, and tie some flies or have a beer at the Last Cast Bar in the Cartersville shop and pick our brains for a little while. The Etowah River is fishing well for bass early in the morning and late in the evening. Mid-day is HOT, so we’ve been taking mid-day siestas rather than being on the water on our off days. If you’re planning on being out

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report 8/24/2019

We're going to sound like a broken record for the foreseeable future - water temperatures everywhere are pretty warm midday and we're just waiting for a change in the weather. Fall is around the corner! If you're about to prep for fall fishing, come by the shop, bring a vise, and tie some flies or have a beer at the Last Cast Bar in the Cartersville shop and pick our brains for a little while. The Etowah River is fishing well for bass early in the morning and late in the evening. Mid-day is HOT, so we've been taking mid-day siestas rather than being on the water on our off days. If you're planning on being out

By |August 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report 8/15/2019

Not much has changed this week compared to last week so if we sound like a broken record there's a reason. Not much will change until we get a break in the warm weather but fall is just around the corner! The Etowah River is fishing well - the bass bite is still strong right now but fishing is better early in the morning and later in the evening. With the warming water temps, topwater flies such as Boogle Bugs and the Umpqua Swim Frog have been some of our go to Bass Flies. Fish these flies slow, less is more when it comes to topwater fishing the Etowah. Striper fishing is tough right now, warm

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fishing Report 8/8/19

The Etowah River is fishing well - the bass bite is fantastic right now. We like to throw Boogle Bugs on 5 and 6 weights this time of year, but will also break out the 7/8 weight rods to throw big topwater flies imitating anything from baitfish to frogs to mice (Umpqua's Swim Frog and Baitfish, Mr. Hanky Mice, Wiggle Minnows, etc.). Streamers imitating shad in the 2 1/2 - 5 inch range are also a great bet. There is still time to get on striper, but the bite is waning as water temperatures warm. Use caution when handling these fish this time of year - release these fish as quickly as possible. The Toccoa Tailwater

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|