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Trout Fishing

Where To Go For Trophy Georgia Trout

You hear it over and over when talking to people who have fished some of the private-water trout streams in north Georgia: “It was better than the trout fishing on the Yellowstone or the Madison rivers in Montana.” If you are interested in the opportunity to catch outstanding trout, you can do it without leaving…

There Are Bugs In Your Chattahoochee River Drinking Water…. And That’s a Good Thing!

The Chattahoochee River is crawling with bugs. For the millions of Georgians in the Atlanta area who depend on the river for drinking water, that might be a cause for concern. Worry not. You’re not going to find a creepy-crawly surprise in the bathtub, no stonefly or caddis hatches in the toilet. Few of the…

March Trout On The Tallulah River

With the long winter months behind us, it is time to dig the gear out of the basement and clean the reels, air out the waders, and make sure the fly and tackle boxes are well stocked. Stop by your favorite outfitter and make sure you pick up a new fishing license and trout stamp,…

Chattahoochee River Metropolitan Trout

The fly rod made a soft whoosh as it cut the crisp morning air. A graceful arc of line followed its path and unfurled to drop a fly softly on the surface of the fast-moving water. The fine mist, floating above the cool surface, was so thick that the strike indicator was barely visible as…

Soque River Produces Record Rainbow Trout

It will come as no surprise to the avid trout fisherman of Georgia that a new state-record rainbow has been caught in the Soque River, a stream with miles of private, managed waters that are famous for their trophy rainbow, brown, and even occasional brook trout. On a Friday evening, May 7, Mark Cochran of…

Tops For Georgia Trout

Good news for Georgia trout fishermen! There are nearly 1.2 million trout swimming in state hatchery runs awaiting the 2003 trout season. “It is looking very good,” said Hal Chestnutt, superintendent of the Lake Burton Hatchery. “We have had a good growing season and have produced 80,000 more trout above the proposed numbers. All the…

Cooper Creek And Rock Creek Trout

There’s good news if you like the taste of fried trout and hush puppies. You can fill your plate and don’t need a $200 set of neoprene waders and a box of fancy fly-fishing equipment to do it. In fact, it doesn’t take much more than the price of a fishing license and a trout…

Catch Rainbow Trout In Georgia Without The Crowds

Catching trout within sight of his truck just doesn’t appeal to Dale Thomas. Dale, a trout angler who lives in Clarkesville, prefers to fish streams that do not have a road running beside them, and he doesn’t mind having to hike to get to them. On May 11, Dale led GON-TV cameraman James Guthrie, my…

Fly Fishing For Chattahoochee Trout On The River Through Atlanta

When a guy shows up to trout fish and his only “equipment” consists of a pair of old Nike tennis shoes that he calls wading shoes, the Orvis guys better wade for safer environs. My guide, Chris Scalley, poked fun at my wading shoes, made me put my baitcasting outfit back in the truck and…

Stalking Smith Creek Trout

Quick! Which north Georgia public trout stream gives you the best chance to catch a trout bigger than 16 inches on any given day? If you answered Dukes Creek or Waters Creek, then you need to try fishing Smith Creek at Unicoi State Park. The mile-long section of Smith Creek downstream of Unicoi Lake’s dam…

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 •…