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Title: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: bohicajuan on May 22, 2014, 08:53:18 PM
Went and put air in my belly boat and checked to see my waders don't leak; they don't. Guess I'll hit the water this weekend on a stretch of the Chattahoochee that is artificial and catch and release only. Unlike the big trout up in y'alls neck of the woods; down here a 14 inch rainbow or a 18 inch brown is considered huge.

I'll settle for a 7 incher and a few perch and a shoal bass. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: MOSPARKY on May 22, 2014, 11:37:41 PM
WE don't have native trout here either, so our trout are about the same size. Never fished for them, but know a few people who do. I'd be just as happy to set the hook on a bull bluegill with ultra-lite gear. Good luck to ya.
Title: Re: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: John Andrews on May 23, 2014, 10:00:27 AM
Good luck to ya, bo! How far from home do you have to travel to trout fish?
Title: Re: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: Ks_Sniper on May 28, 2014, 11:03:42 PM
I'll settle for a 7 incher...

I really want to say something, but more than likely, your mind did it for me.
Title: Re: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: bohicajuan on May 29, 2014, 09:08:19 PM
I really want to say something, but more than likely, your mind did it for me.

HEY! I'M THE PERVERT HERE!! :twisted: :twisted: :roll: :wink:
Title: Re: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: bohicajuan on May 29, 2014, 09:20:30 PM
If my turkey hunting luck and my trout fishing luck are any indicator, I shouldn't even bother go to deer hunting this fall. :'( :'( :'( :buck2 :buck2 :buck2

To answer your question John, the Chattahoochee river actually runs through Atlanta. It starts up in the mountains and goes all the way down to Florida where it spills into the Apalachicola river in Florida and ends up in the Gulf of Mexico.

There are state and federal parks all over the metro area where people who use belly boats or just wade can go and usually be left alone. The spot I went to was one of my favorites due to limited fisherman wanting to deal with the shoals and deep pools in the area. For some reason it seems everybody in the state showed up and it was so thick with fisherman I could almost walk across the river without getting my feet wet.

I got there at a little after 8am and it was like  5pm rush hour traffic through downtown Atlanta. I stayed until a little after 11am and said screw it. I had one strike all morning and whatever it was came off before I could even see what it was.

The few people I spoke with said they weren't biting on anything they threw. Another guy thought this area hadn't been stocked since last year. That would answer a lot of questions if true. I know they cut some of the trout stocking in other areas so maybe this area got hit too.
Title: Re: The Trout Are a Calling.
Post by: John Andrews on May 30, 2014, 10:24:15 AM
 O0 Well, you sure gave it a solid go, bo! Plus, your waders and float didn't leak, you didn't get snake bit or sunstroke, and didn't have to shoot any bad guys or nutcases.

I bet it would be a lot better fishing on weekdays.

I spent several days of salmon fishing shoulder to shoulder with fisherman in Oregon, fishing the Rouge River legal distance of several hundred yards below a dam. We lost an average of a lure every 10 minutes of fishing, the entire bottom of the river being riprap.
I saw only one fish taken during the 3 days and I think that fisherman  actually accidentally snagged it. It was a very poor salmon run that year.

My last two week fishing trip to AZ/CA Lake Havasu ended with a dud. Fishing started great and then the great powers to be decided to drop the water level of Lake Havasu between 5 and 6 feet so they could overhaul a dock. And to top it off, cold weather rolled in from Colorado and shut down everything. The fish were suspended but had lockjaw.

Back in the 60's I was gigging fish at a local creek and was attacked by a group of hippies near their dope patch. That ended up being an  ugly shootout and the surviving offenders were jailed. One of them,  the one that started the event, complained to the deputies while they stuffed him in the back seat, "He shot at us"!