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Wade Blevins
02-11-2009, 10:35 AM
Got the opportunity to fish Noontootla Creek in North GA, February 6th and 7th. Was a beautiful place. We arrived late Thursday afternoon and even got to fish some delayed harvest water on the Taccoa for about 30 minutes. Excellent fishing there right now! Up early on Friday morning to freezing cold 20 degrees with expectations of warming weather all weekend. 8 guys, 4 sections of river, 2 people per section with a trade off at noon. We drew randomly to see who would fish what sections first.

Started on D and broke my newly repaired Sage VPS 9'5wt rod right off the bat on the very first cast. After inspection found ice inside the blank. Not good. Left my net at the cabin and about tripped over my bottom lip for the first several hours of the morning. Water had ice on the edges of the river and rod guides kept freezing up throughout the first day. Water was gin clear and tight cover made for very technical fishing. Fish were spooky and finicky. I found out I was really good with the net and taking pictures LOL. But did manage to hold my own once I got comfortable with my surroundings. My buddy had fished the stream on likely more than 12 times and was very familiar with the water. I think he knows the fish by first name. Fished D and A the first day and sections B and C the second.
Amazing little creek. And amazing fish. Enjoy the pics!
~~~waders~~~



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My first fish released 22" rainbow.



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Just for good measure...24 and 1/4 inches.
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A closer look!


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My best fish! 24 inches and 20.5 inch girth.


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Hook Jaw Male

flyred06
02-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Very nice photos and fish. I am trying to make it over there and fish. I hope to have the same luck you guys had.

Wade Blevins
02-11-2009, 03:45 PM
Fishing was a little difficult. Water was 34 degrees most of the trip. Fish were caught on heavily weighted (Tungsten) eggs in light pink, dual colored weighted san juan worms, soft hackles (hare's ear), rainbow warrior worked really well on bright days in sz 14-18. getting the fly down and drag free was the key. Awesome fishery.

James Buice
02-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Killer fish. Yep, that place is special. I guided there for awhile and man, the scenery and fishing can't be beat. The owners are the nicest people in the world, too. You should see it in the summer when it's "HOPPER TIME". GULP

ChemEAngler
02-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Pig Alert, Pig Alert.

Nice stuff there....

BlueRaiderFan
02-15-2009, 09:17 PM
Any public access?

Wade Blevins
02-16-2009, 01:16 PM
I think there is some public access upstream and also on the area where it dumps into the Taccoa. Not sure. Have to check regulations guide.

BlueRaiderFan
02-16-2009, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.