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Georgia surprise

Started by sheepfly, January 22, 2012, 00:57:13 AM

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sheepfly

I'm an hour North of ATL with work for the weekend.  I've been here a number of times before, and have wondered if the little stream here has trout in it. I've seen plenty of bear, deer, and turker before, so it does feel wild even though its a stones through from a housing develoment. I had low expectations for the stream because I have spent some days down here in th esummer melting under eh sun. They have bermuda grass for crying out loud.  I threw my gear in the car just in case I had time to fish.

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I caught this guy in the first 5 minutes, and my interest was peaked.

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Most runs and holes that looked really fishy held fish. I was catching and hooking fish very similiar to the one pictured. Then I came to this hole and got two surprises.

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I caught a slightly larger fish in this run that looked like a cut bow. Any explanations on that? It looked like a rainbow with the typical cutt throat marks under its mouth.  It was raining, and I only had my phone as a camera, so i didn't get a picture.  A few cast later, my rod doubled over, and I had a fish hooked that appeared to be around 14 inches.  It jumped and spit my hook.

I came back to that same hole later, with hopes of hooking that 14 incher again.  Thats when I snapped the pic of the hole.  I ran a couple of nymph combos through with no luck.  I then tied on a streamer that consists of only lead eyes and  gold and copper flash-a-bou. I got a couple of short strikes, and saw the fish chasing it. I repositioned above the hole to let my streamer dangle in the current, and got a hook up.  The fish quickly wrapped me around a log and spit the hook again. Freakin' bandit.

I landed 5 or six in a couple of hours and missed more. I'm stoked to do more exploring and fishing next time I'm down here.   Georgia surprised me today.


greg

Sweet way to spend a rainy day.


Woolly Bugger

nice, I know that TN and GA have stocked Cutbows in the past...

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Transylwader

Hell yes! I gotto get my arse down to GA sometime this year 8)


benben reincarnated

surprises like those are good.  nice work.


sheepfly

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on January 23, 2012, 11:04:34 AM

nice, I know that TN and GA have stocked Cutbows in the past...

Aahhh. That fish may have been a stocker then. The rest I landed were wild, but that cut bow had that washed out look along with the cuttie marks. Thanks for the heads up. I couldn't find this stream on the ga dnr maps, but it was a trib to some of their seasonal streams.  Are their stream managed as "year round" supposed to be wild?


phlyfisher

 'c;

thats some nice looking water....o, and the fish aint to bad  either  -0-

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Stone-Man

5-6 years ago, I caught a cut bow in Stoney Creek.  I think that the National hatchery in Erwin was fooling with Mother Nature for a few years around  2003 ---  2007. But nobody will fess up

JT



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