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Good Morning,

  My name is Lee. And I live in Dallas, Ga. I grew up down on the coast saltwater fishing all of my life. My grandparents had a couple of lakes in their neighborhood and I pretty much taught myself how to bass fish starting around 4 or 5 years old with a Zebco 202 and plastic worms. I moved to the Metro-Atlanta area in 1996 and was totally lost in the fishing department. I decided to take up fly fishing for trout. So I got a 30 dollar Sports Authority special and some plastic waders and it's been all downhill from there. Fell in love with The Ozarks this summer. My girlfriend lives in Little Rock and let me tell you that girl knows how to fish. We fish the Buffalo for Smallies and have since fished the White in Cotter and The Little Red below Greer's Ferry. I got her hooked on trout fishing in Cotter and got her all set up for fly fishing at Christmas. She actually has a nicer rig than I do. Heading to Branson next weekend and gonna try our luck on Taneycomo. Anyhow I hope you guys all have a great wekend. The weather out here in Georgia is terrible as it usually is during winter. So I'll probably spend lots of time in bed researching and reading about the great fishing in The Ozarks.

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You should look up a good friend of mine who guides in that area.

http://riverthroughatlanta.com/our-guides/john-mccloskey/

He guides in Alaska in the summer/fall.  That's where I met him.

As for Taneycomo, watch my reports and come by the shop for help.  Looks like the weather here is going to warm up and Saturday is going to be the best day of the week!  

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2 hours ago, Phil Lilley said:

As for Taneycomo, watch my reports and come by the shop for help.  Looks like the weather here is going to warm up and Saturday is going to be the best day of the week! 

Hey Phil,

We'll be stopping by Thursday and Friday to pick up the latest jig colors.  

Pete

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3 hours ago, Phil Lilley said:

You should look up a good friend of mine who guides in that area.

http://riverthroughatlanta.com/our-guides/john-mccloskey/

He guides in Alaska in the summer/fall.  That's where I met him.

As for Taneycomo, watch my reports and come by the shop for help.  Looks like the weather here is going to warm up and Saturday is going to be the best day of the week!  

Thanks Phil. I will look him up.And I'll be sure to stop by your place. I think I've already been talking with one of your competitors though. Sorry about that. I've never hired a guide before in my life. Not to toot my own horn but I've usually been successful anywhere I've fished. Actually My dad Is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and charter fished shortly after he retired. I just grew up learning fishing. That's all I did. Just really want to do a float trip because our time is going to be limited and for photography purposes. Will definitely stop by your place though. Thanks to all for making me feel welcome here.

 

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2 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

Georgia is a wonderful state, I miss it.  I had a place in Buford in the '80's

Is all of the Georgia power land still open to the public ?

I think the GP land is open to the public. Fishing here is so hit and miss. Even during delayed harvest. I suspect poaching has a lot to do with it. Some folks just don't care. I'm just as happy making  trips to The Ozarks, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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15 minutes ago, Lee Stallard said:

I think the GP land is open to the public. Fishing here is so hit and miss. Even during delayed harvest. I suspect poaching has a lot to do with it. Some folks just don't care. I'm just as happy making  trips to The Ozarks, North Carolina and Tennessee.

The lower Hooch was always weird, stocking schedule dependant.  The upper headwaters of the Hooch were awesome, almost so good it was spooky... always made me wonder how and why we always seemed to have it all to ourselves.    

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