(Info provided by fisheries biologist Jeff Durniak and region fisheries staff)
It’s still hot and dry, despite some increased storm frequency across the mountains last week. The good news is that these brief storms cool off the streams a bit. The bad news is that the benefits of higher, cooler stormflows are fleeting.
The BIG news this week came from one of the cleanup batters on the Hooch Tailwater. These guys use big bats and swing for the fences. They often strike out, but when they connect, it’s usually a homer, far back into the upper deck. That happened on the Hooch tailwater, and the story of the big brown is in the first bullet, below.
Our summer pattern continues, so pick your preferences. Remember to check USGS gauges first to avoid chocolate milk, aim for shade, and be slow and patient with your offerings. “Warm” fish are slow to react in hot water, and will avoid the high sun if they suspect predators in their midst. Despite the continuing heat wave, Continue reading “Georgia Fishing Report: July 22, 2016”