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Trout Fishing

Brown Trout From Hartwell Tailrace Set Lake Russell Record

Tim Harris ought to go fishing more often! On his single trip to the Lake Hartwell trailrace last summer, he caught a trout bigger than anyone else has caught from Lake Russell. On Fourth of July, 1993, then 14-year-old Tim Harris, of Hartwell, went fishing in the tailrace below the Lake Hartwell dam, which is…

Monster Brown Trout

It’s a shame the GON Fishin’ Contest hadn’t begun yet. Be safe to say that an 18-lb. brown trout, at 99% of the state record, would have done pretty well. Stan Crigger, a Marietta angler who fishes several times a week year-round, caught the huge brown two weeks ago on Feb. 15. Where Stan was…

Trout Stocked Below Morgan Falls

The DNR Fisheries Section has stocked more than 54,000 fingerling rainbow trout below Morgan Falls Dam on the Chattahoochee River. The stocking marks the first time that rainbows have been stocked in this area of the river. Traditionally, brown trout have been the only species stocked in the Morgan Falls section of the river (and…

Story Of The Very First Trout In Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River

In April, 29 years ago (1960), Ed Scruggs, an excellent trout fisherman and successful businessman, came into my office at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and asked, “If you’re going to manage the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam as a tailwater trout fishery, what would you do?” Knowing this to be a loaded question…

Trout Recipes

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 •…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Ground Venison Shipwreck Casserole

Ground Venison Shipwreck Casserole 1 pound ground venison 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 28-oz. canned diced tomatoes Nonstick cooking spray 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper 30-oz. pack frozen hashbrowns 4 cups grated cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400. Set the oven rack in center. Spray 9×13-inch baking…