Toccoa River Float Trips

Posted By on April 30, 2015

For those of you that don’t know, the generator on Blue Ridge dam has been damaged for quite a while.  The TVA has been sluicing water to control lake levels ever since and with all the rain we’ve had, the Toccoa Tailwater has been running  an average flow of around 1500 cfs, all day, every day.  As of 4 p.m. today, 4-30-15, the sluicing level was dropped to around 800 cfs.  This is about half the amount of a full generation flow.

What does this mean for fly fishermen?  Well it means this is a very rare occurrence, a very rare water level, and perfect for a float trip.  Normally we get either 150 cfs or 1500 cfs, it’s either on or off.  It will not last long but, if you have been waiting to take a float trip this is the perfect opportunity for an awesome trip.

I expect good flows for a week at most and it may end up being only a few days so, you need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this flow. No matter what your game is, dry flies, nymphs or, streamers the next week will be perfect for it.   Give us a call and we’ll get after them!

Tight lines and keep it Reel!

Dell Neighbours – Head Trout Guide

Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.kent-klewein.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-897-4252  Dell

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Spring Trout Fishing

Posted By on April 15, 2015

We are getting a lot of  good rain this week.  That should bump the water levels up just a tad and the fishing as well.  The trout are on the move and you should be too.  From now until the end of  May will be hands down the best fishing of the year.  If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time for a fly fishing trip it is here.

Our private waters are getting a lot of pressure right now but, still producing nice fish.  These trips need to be booked well in advance if you want a spot.  If  you are looking for something different try a float on the  Toccoa Tailwater in one of our Clacka drift boats.  The Toccoa has a nice variety of Brookies, Browns and, Rainbows of all sizes.  It is also your best bet for a dry fly bite now that the mayflies are popping off.  If you don’t have equipment don’t worry, we are a fully equipped outfitter and can provide any gear you may need and the lunches are on me.   Enjoy a few pics of recent fish while you think about it.

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Tight lines and keep it Reel!

Dell Neighbours – Head Trout Guide

Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.kent-klewein.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-897-4252  Dell

 

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Black Caddis

Posted By on March 7, 2015

Have I mentioned the black caddis hatch is in full swing?  This is the closest thing to a western hatch that you will see in Georgia.  Watch the video…book your trip…they won’t be here long…

Tight lines and keep it Reel!

Dell Neighbours – Head Trout Guide

Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.kent-klewein.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-897-4252  Dell

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Spring Trout on the Fly

Posted By on March 3, 2015

The official start of spring is still a few weeks away but, daylight savings time starts this weekend and now is your chance to beat the crowds.  Of course we will still be cool in the mornings and we are a ways off from wet wading but, the sunshine yesterday has the phones ringing.  Early spring often leads to the best of both worlds for trout fishing.  The crowds are much lighter, temps are generally mild and trout are very hungry!  Now is the perfect time to float the Toccoa River, there are still plenty of black caddis coming off and there are no tubes!  To ensure you get the date you want book early, spots are starting to fill and by April last minute spots are hard to come by.

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Tight lines and keep it Reel!

Dell Neighbours – Head Trout Guide

Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.kent-klewein.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-897-4252  Dell

 

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Winter Trout Fishing

Posted By on February 6, 2015

Ground hog day has come and gone, he predicted six more weeks of winter.  This is usually the time of year that I’m totally done with winter and ready for blistering sun.  That’s not really the case this year.  It’s been one of the milder winters I can remember and it’s almost over, in fact it looks like Saturday is going to be 6o degrees.  You see where I’m going with this, fishing has been good all winter and it looks to pick up steam real soon.

Those of you familiar with the Toccoa River likely know about the black caddis hatches.  If you don’t, you need to, it’s coming and soon.  Last year was the best hatch I had seen in years and I expect this year to be similar.  This is the closest thing we get to a “western” hatch and if you’ve never experienced it you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Gas prices and fishing pressure are low and temps are mild, give us a call to take advantage of this while it lasts!

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Tight lines and keep it Reel!

Dell Neighbours – Head Trout Guide

Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.kent-klewein.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-897-4252  Dell

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Cold Weather Bass Fishing

Posted By on February 3, 2015

So you want to wait till spring time to start fishing?  You have no idea what your missing!  When I headed out for Lake Chickamauga Saturday morning , at 5:30 am it was 23 degrees. I told my buddy that morning, that I was fishing for a 8lb largemouth. We get to the lake, back the boat in water and try to crank it. The motor barely turns over. So what do you?  You put the boat back on the trailer and go buy a new battery. We get the battery changed out and get the boat in the water around 9am and start our day fishing. Needless to say the weather mans forecast was wrong. He was calling for sunny and highs around 53 with 5 mph winds.  Well that never happened. Try cloudy and 43 degrees with 15 mph winds. So after having all this happen to us, we still ended up having a awesome day fishing. No I didn’t catch the 8lb largemouth that I said I was going to catch. I caught a freaking Slaunch Donkey 9lb 10oz largemouth. Thanks to St. Croix rods, Strike King lures, Daiwa and Gamma line, you just helped me catch my personal best. Call and book your trip now.

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Tight Lines.                                            
 
Eric Welch- Head Bass Guide  
Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.welch023@etcmail.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-455-2323  Eric

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Time to Hit The Water

Posted By on January 23, 2015

It’s that time of year to stop dreaming of fishing, and  just put on a extra layer of cloths and go for it. I love this time of year, cause only the hard core fisherman are on the water. But it’s also a good  time of year to catch some toads, I’ve been out the past couple weeks and have caught allot of fish. Some have came on dropshot, flaot-n-flay and the A-rig, if you’ve never fished these techniques you don’t know what your missing. Also this time of year is a great time to learn more about your electronics. Here’s a little tease of a 7lb largemouth caught on a umbrella rig last week. Nows a good time to get a head start on your spring  fishing trip, book now so you don’t miss out on your date with a big fish.

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Tight Lines.                                             
 
Eric Welch- Head Bass Guide   
Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.welch023@etcmail.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-455-2323  Eric

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Gift Certificates!

Posted By on December 10, 2014

The holiday season is upon us!  Don’t know what to get that sportsman in your life for Christmas?  How about a gift certificate for a guided fly fishing trip in the north Georgia mountains.  Certificates are available in any amount or can be made for a full or half day trip of your choice.

Our private waters are fishing very well right now and if you would rather not wade, float trips on the Toccoa tail water have been producing some good fishing as well.  The best thing about a gift certificate is you can book the trip anytime throughout the year to fit your schedule.  Feel free to give us a call with any questions and enjoy a few pics of recent trips while you’re here.

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Tight lines,

Dell Neighbours – Head Trout Guide

Reel Job Fishing, LLC
www.kent-klewein.com
info@kemt-klewein.com
770-330-7583  Kent
706-897-4252  Dell

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