Donna Yates, Move 2 North Gone Fishin' ... Get Hooked on the North Georgia Mountains

Gone Fishin' ... Get Hooked on the North Georgia Mountains

 Finally, September is here!  I will miss summer and it did fly by but "stars above" we had some hot temps in August.  Much of the month was over 100 degrees which is very unusual for the cool North Georgia Mountains.  Now the cool mornings and evenings are back and it feels like a cool splash in the lake!  Ahh, refreshing for sure. 

With September comes the first hint of autumn color and there's nothing like Fall in the North Georgia Mountains.  It's a great time to be out and about in North Georgia after a long week in the grind.  There's plenty of family recreation such as horseback riding, festivals galore, shopping, rafting and why not fishing?!  I haven't written anything about fishing yet and I thought it was high time to do so.

The northern third of Georgia boasts beautiful streams, rivers and lakes.  Plan a trip together as a family and go with the flow.  Let's talk about fishing...  First of all, wear good shoes, not sandals or flip flops.  Everyone over the age of 16 years old must have a fishing and trout license.  It's a good idea to get the trout license since the majority of North Georgia's streams are designated trout streams according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Rainbow and Brown Trout are the two most common species associated with North Georgia but catching other species is very likely, especially in the Fall.  A rule of thumb is that you have a better chance of catching trout the farther upstream and will probably catch a multitude of native warm water species in the lower streams.  Here's what you very likely will catch: 

  • black bass
  • sunfish (redbreast and bluegill) bluegill may be found on steep rocky banks in six or more feet of water
  • catfish
  • crappie and white bass  - may be found in ten feet or more of water, creek channels, main river beds or even water around boat docks
  • possibly striped bass and walleye

 Visit Lake Blue Ridge Marina or any of the marinas on many other lakes throughout North Georgia for recommendations on where to fish and what kind of tackle to use.  Lake Blue Ridge Marina will rent pontoon boats as most other marinas will too.  Pontoon boats are great for families and provide a slow, lazy day of fishing.  Also, fish from the banks - walk easy and fish slowly.

Prepare yourself for great memories (don't forget the camera) with your family and maybe even one of the best fish dinners you'll ever have! 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDonna Yates • September 05 2007 07:54PM


Donna, It sounds so pretty there!  I haven't been fishing in years but I used to love it.  Especially when someone else cleaned it :) I do miss seeing mountains, It's very flat in Long Island.  I wish you a wonderful day.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 12 years ago
Carole:  Nothing like cooking fish over a campfire!  I don't actually fish but the men in my family do and we've had some great family times over fishing, women included.  Sometimes, it's more fun just to watch the guys fish and to be politically correct, the gals too.  Just not any gals in my family who actually fish.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago

Donna, great graphics you use in your posts. Where do you get them all? It sound wonderful and relaxing. I love the mountains and, in fact, will be heading up to our little summer place for five/six days. Not even a computer within my reach. - Glitter Graphics

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 12 years ago
Teri:  I just type in free clip art on google and then go from there.  Sometimes, I'll be more specific, like free fishing clip art.  I hope you have a wonderful time and much deserved rest at your summer place.  I'm sure you've earned it.  I am taking a trip with my family next week and it will be the first vacation I've had in more than two years.  I hope the AR withdrawal won't be too hard on you but I'm taking my computer!  My addiction is stronger than my willpower.LOL  Have a restful break.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago
I'm just happy I have my own, private tour guide when I come to visit!
Posted by Tom Plant ( almost 12 years ago
Tom:  You got it!  There's not a bad time to visit the mountains since seasons are very distinct here.  If you like  being outdoors, then spring, summer, fall are great times and always lots of festivals.  Winter, well winter speaks for itself. 
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago

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