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Trout Fishing

Delayed Harvest Trout Regs Begin Nov. 1

If you were looking for a reason to go trout fishing, we have just the ticket. Beginning Nov. 1, trout fishing on Georgia’s delayed harvest trout streams will be in full swing, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). While trout fishing can be found year-round in Georgia, there are…

Georgia Trout Hatchery Receives 222,000 Eggs From Montana

Despite losing more than 17,000 trout in a Labor Day Weekend flood at its Summerville Trout Hatchery, WRD is making good on its promise that it will not let the near disaster affect trout stockings in 2023. The hatchery just received 220,000 rainbow trout eggs from Ennis, Montana. It is the first of four egg…

Summerville Fish Hatchery Floods, Some Trout Escape

The Summerville Fish Hatchery in Chattooga County barely escaped disaster on Labor Day Weekend when it was hit with monsoon-like rains. The hatchery was hit with 14 inches of rain in less than eight hours, which caused its trout raceways and production ponds to overflow. That flooding allowed some trout to escape into the floodwaters.…

New Lake Burton Trout Record Just A Bit Bittersweet

Tom Fox realized a decades-old dream when he broke the Lake Burton record for brown trout recently, but he says the prize was a little bittersweet. GON has confirmed Tom’s 12-lb., 4-oz. brown trout as the largest-ever recorded from Lake Burton. Mixed in with Tom’s joy was a little heartfelt sadness for a young kid.…

Crazy Stories From The Trout Stream

I love to trout fish, and I go a lot. My fishing buddy Jerry Taylor and I hit the trout waters at least two or three times a week from when I limit out on turkeys to when bow season begins. Some jaw-dropping, frightful and “I can not believe that just happened” incidents have occurred…

Trout Unlimited Cohutta Chapter Sponsors Veterans Fly Fishing Class

By Rob Hilkin The Trout Unlimited Cohutta Chapter recently completed its third Veterans Fly Fishing Class. The four sessions were held at the Boys and Girls Club in Canton. The class opened with a wounded warrior from Iraq sharing his experiences. He was seriously wounded in Iraq and nearly died. While he was recovering in…

Bounce Bottom For North Georgia Trout

“It’s always great on top …” in oh, so many ways!  That long-time saying applies equally to business, song charts and being on top of the world and even fishing. When a fish strikes a lure on the surface of the water, it’s one of the most exciting—and anticipated—moments in an angler’s day of fishing. …

Georgia Trout Stocking Trucks Hitting The Roads

Warmer days and trout stocking trucks hitting the road signal abundant trout fishing opportunities across north Georgia. Thanks to the long-standing partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wildlife Resource Division (WRD) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), anglers can look forward to another great year of trout fishing. “The renovation…

Classroom Program Produces Trout For Chattahoochee River

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited just concluded the latest Trout in the Classroom trout release for schools in the Atlanta area. This event was held by Mabry Middle School in Marietta. Participants included science class sixth and seventh graders along with their teachers and Trout Unlimited volunteers. The release was held at Jones…

Trout Whirling Disease To Affect Spring Stockings

When it comes to potential disasters, it’s best to expect the worst and have a plan. That plan should include erring on the side of caution and getting help from your allies. That way of thinking by WRD Chief of Fisheries Scott Robinson and his staff has salvaged the state’s 2022 trout stocking program. Whirling…

Trout Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Slow Cooked Cajun Venison Hindquarter

Slow Cooked Cajun Venison Hindquarter Here’s a great recipe for your hindquarter roasts that will produce a fantastic venison meal and save lots of time cutting those roasts down and running a grinder. • 1 hindquarter deboned • Louisiana Cajun seasoning • Vegetable Oil • McCormick Au jus Gravy Seasoning (1-oz. dry pack) • Hidden…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Wild Hog Ribs

Wild Hog Ribs It’s a common belief that the meat from feral swine is not fit to eat. That can be true if the meat isn’t treated properly or properly prepared. A great way to make a perfect wild-pig dish is ribs. The ribs from a sow are better than the ribs from a boar. …

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Wild In The Kitchen: Low-Carb Venison Spaghetti

Low-Carb Venison Spaghetti Wild game like venison is high in protein and has no carbohydrates. Venison spaghetti is a favorite but avoided by some because of the carbohydrates in pasta and the sugars and salt in spaghetti sauces. Here’s a wonderful solution. One serving of Heart of Palm is about 1 gram of carbs and…