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Trout Fishing

Chattahoochee River Tailrace Trout

He goes by Rick R — and for good reason. His tongue-twister last name is Rzemieniewski. Whatever you call him, Rick is a trout angler devoted to the Chattahoochee River tailrace below Buford Dam. “The Chattahoochee is one beautiful trout river,” he says. “I’d match it with any trout river on the east coast. The…

Georgia Trout – Nothing But Net

On a recent return flight from Colorado, my carry-on luggage was a fly-rod tube. I became the recipient of some nervous looks from others in the ticketing lines, as I guess a length of PVC pipe isn’t the most comforting thing for a passenger to see before they board a plane in our day and…

North Georgia Fly Fishing Report – April 2006

Chattahoochee Tailwater Water temps: Upper 40s to lower 50s. Chris Scalley of River Through Atlanta is excited about April. Why?  “Caddis flies are everywhere!” Chris said. “The hatch is thick from Cochran Shoals and makes its way upstream through Settles.” Chris said there are a lot of trout rising and that this should last through…

Trout Fly Of The Month – April

Elk Hair Caddis Hook: Size 12-18 Thread: Brown Hackle: Furnace cock Saddle Hackle Rib: Fine Gold Wire Body: Dark Hare’s Fur Wing: Elk Hock Hair “I love this time of year!  The caddis have already begun hatching and will continuously escalate the next several months.  Caddis can be fished in almost every stage; however, fishing…

Trout Fishing Tour Of The Chattahoochee River

To the uninitiated, trout fishing can seem exotic and daunting. The equipment and paraphernalia, the unending selection of flies, learning to cast, and access to productive trout waters can overwhelm a would-be trout angler. Georgians are blessed with an excellent trout stream that runs through the middle of north Atlanta’s famous traffic jams and skyscrapers.…

North Georgia Fly Fishing Report – March 2006

Chattahoochee Tailwater Water temps: Upper 40s-Lower 50s Chris Scalley reported very good fishing as of late, saying that small winter stoneflies have been hatching, as well as blue-winged olives. Chris suggests a size 16 Elk Hair Caddis or Stimulator dry fly to match the stoneflies and size 14-20 BWOs to match their natural counterparts, which…

Trout Fly Of The Month – March

Lightning Bug Hook: Size 12-20 TMC 100 (Lightwire) Head: Silver Bead Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers Thread: Black 8/0 Wing Case: Pheasant Tail Fibers Abdomen: Silver Tinsel Legs/Wings: Pheasant Tail Fiber Tips Thorax: Peacock Herl “This fly, whether designed for this purpose or not, works especially well in streams with low clarity.  After those strong March…

Lake Seed Record Brown Trout

The clear, cool water of Lake Seed is growing some Alaska-sized brown trout. For the second time in just over a year, the lake record for brown trout has been broken. The latest record-holder is Ricky Vickery of Commerce. On Sunday, June 5, Ricky was on the lake fishing for trout with Cliff Murphy of…

Georgia Trout At Dicks Creek

If you pay close attention and promise to keep it to yourself, I will let you in on a little known, closely guarded secret in the trout fishing community. Trout anglers are well known for staying tight-lipped about things like this, but here it goes. Whether you are looking for a good place to spend…

Wildcat Creek Trout: Back To Basics For North Georgia Rainbows

With the 2005 trout season in full swing, you might be thinking about planning a trip to one of north Georgia’s many trout streams. If you like beautiful scenery, easy wading, and abundant trout, then you would be wise to load up the truck and head to Wildcat Creek just north of Helen in northeastern…

Trout Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Poor Man Peking Duck

Poor Man’s Peking Duck Upscale Chinese restaurants offer peking puck, a famous dish dating back more than 400 years. The traditional method uses a specific rare duck, and it takes days to prepare. We’ll make our version using a mallard, and it will only take about four hours. 1 mallard plucked, cleaned 1 bunch green…

Wild In The Kitchen: Easy Venison Pot Roast

Easy Venison Pot Roast Every hunter needs a tender venison pot roast full of rich meaty flavor in their cooking arsenal. A venison sirloin is the perfect cut of meat for a roast. • 1 sirloin roast • Small red potatoes left whole • 1 small bag baby carrots • 1 large yellow onion, chopped…

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Sausage Jalapeno Shots

Venison Sausage Jalapeno Shots There are plenty of wild-game recipes out there, but very few for wild-game appetizers. This appetizer is guaranteed to be a hit at your next backyard cookout. Plan on making two or three per guest. • Venison rope sausage • 1 block cream cheese • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese •…