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Trout Fishing

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…

Georgia Trout Treks

Blue Ridge… Dahlonega… Clayton… Wintertime weather reports commonly use these north Georgia mountain towns to define the centers of snowfall systems that fall across the southern reach of the Appalachian Mountains from November through March. During summertime, however, these popular tourist towns are gateways to Georgia’s best trout fishing. While trout anglers in June and…

Haralson County Wildlife Association Kid’s Trout Rodeo Draws 1,600

By Debbie Crook The Haralson County Wildlife Association held the 39th annual Kid’s Trout Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, May 8. This year’s event had approximately 800 fishing participants and 1,600 total attendees and is rated by the local Chamber of Commerce as one of the largest events held in Haralson County. The Haralson County Wildlife…

Lured-In Georgia Trout

As it does in many states, trout fishing in Georgia goes hand-in-hand with fly-fishing. It’s fly-fishing that rises in the circles of talk heard in places like The Fish Hawk—Atlanta’s premier fly-fishing service shop in Buckhead, and at Cohutta Fishing Company—the hub of top-shelf fly-fishing services in Blue Ridge, the official Trout Capital of Georgia.…

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…