Sunday, January 6, 2013
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary by staying at a B&B in the North Georgia Mountains. Obviously, I couldn't run off and go fish all day, but I did manage to take a quick drive over to the Toccoa DH for a few minutes of fishing. I also got my line wet for a couple of minutes on Mountain Town Creek. I hit the Toccoa for less than an hour on Friday. The weather was beautiful, but cold. I only saw one other person fly fishing while I was there. I didn't want to mess around with standard stockers, so I tied an articulated on my 8 weight and started throwing meat. I got a good laugh because as soon as I started chuckin, the fish started duckin! I saw fish after fish scatter as my fly was soaring overhead. I didn't see anything big. I managed to trick a few stockers, but nothing big. The next day I took the short 15 minute drive to Mountaintown Creek to check out the stream. There was nobody there. The water level was good, but I think the bait chuckers have cleaned that stream out (at least where I was fishing). I managed to hook up with one fish, but that was it. I tend to think public access fishing on Mountaintown is a lost cause absent some reasonable manner of getting above Hill Lake.