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Trout Fishing

Trout Stocking Begins On Georgia Streams This Month

If you are looking for an opportunity to wet a line, how does the thought of 700,000 trout hitting the water entice you? Thanks to the long-standing partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resource Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, anglers can look forward to another great year of trout…

Two Trips, Two Rare Georgia Trout

His first two fishing trips in years resulted in two remarkable Georgia trout for a Cornelia man. A couple of weeks ago John Howard finally got back to the water with a rod in his hand after taking almost five years off from fishing. John was sure glad his 17-year-old son Logan talked him into…

Find, Fish For Wild Trout In Georgia

“You climb like a mountain goat.” That’s what I’ve been told by anglers who have shared the treks I make in spring, summer and fall into —and out of—some of  Georgia’s best wild trout streams. You’ve got to put in the effort to fish what I believe are the best trout streams in Georgia, those…

Georgia State Park Trout

As I’m starting to type this story, we’ve officially had our first string of 90-degree days down here in south Georgia. Yes-sir it’s getting hot and in a hurry. If you’re looking to beat the heat, and wouldn’t mind a few nights in a tent, grab the poles, the kids and load up the truck.…

Trout In Georgia Classrooms

Before the coronavirus hit, students from the seventh grade science class at The Main Street Academy in College Park and volunteers from the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited released 140 very large and healthy rainbow trout into the Chattahoochee River at Jones Bridge Park in Fulton County. This is the first year the school…

2020 Blue Ridge Trout Fest Canceled

The uncertainties yet to be faced in the outbreak—and recovery—of COVID-19 across the country, the state and our region has led the organizing committee for Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited (BRMTU) to cancel the 2020 Blue Ridge Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival, commonly known as simply the Trout Fest. “BRMTU believes we share a responsibility…

3 Tailwater Rivers For Georgia Trout

Georgia’s tailwater trout fisheries don’t mimic those classic, high-energy riverways out West, but that’s not to say tailwater trout fishing doesn’t belong here. In fact, each of the three Georgia rivers with recognized tailwater trout fisheries hold features that make them each great fishing destinations. The West is littered with rivers that support trout fishing.…

Catch Rainbow Trout In Macon This Saturday

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) will host their annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Lucas this Saturday, March 7 from 8-11 a.m. in the kids’ fish pond. Registration starts at the pond at 7:30, and a weigh-in to determine winners will be at 11 a.m. No license is required, and the event will be for…

Critical Chance For Wildlife Management In National Forests

Sportsmen have until this Friday, Jan. 10, to comment on a project characterized by a wildlife researcher and biologist as, “The most significant opportunity to improve wildlife habitat, restore active forest management, and enhance fishing and hunting opportunities on the Chattahoochee National Forest in the last 30 years.”   Wildlife and forest management of the Chattahoochee National Forest…

Trout Fishing In Middle Georgia

You don’t have to ride to the north Georgia mountains to fish for rainbow trout this winter. WRD Fisheries has stocked approximately 700 rainbow trout at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry. The Go Fish Education Center is operated by WRD and is a key part to the Go Fish Georgia Initiative. The Center’s facilities, programs…

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…