Monday, January 7, 2019

Foothills JANUARY monthly meeting this Thursday, January 10th

Foothills JANUARY monthly meeting Thursday, 1/10, at the United Community Bank in Clarkesville.
    468 W Louise St
    Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting at 7:00

We have lots of "Dream Trip" tickets for sale... pick up some to sell and/or purchase yours. Don't miss out on a chance for a trip of a life time.

Our guest speaker for the January meeting of Foothills will be Steven Patrick. Steven, as many of you know, is the Extension Agent for Habersham County. But beyond his responsibilities there, Steven has a passion for introducing kids to fishing. He is the founder of the Southeastern Youth Kayak Fishing Club. Foothills TU has always been a strong advocate for youth education and angling so Steven's interests fit well with our mission. Join us Thursday evening for an update on Steven's projects which also include the Upper Chattahoochee Shoal Bass Project, a genetic tracking study to help build an information base for more protective regulations for this special species.

Friday, December 28, 2018

2019 Trout Camp


Where: Tallulah Falls School, Clayton, Georgia
When: June 2-7, 2019 (Sunday – Friday)
  • Boys and Girls, 13-15 Years Old
  • Learn and Practice the Sport of Fly Fishing
  • Study Sound Conservation Practices
  • Enjoy a Fun and Rewarding Experience

Details/more Info

Dream Trip Tickets

Don't forget to get you "Dream Trip" tickets to win a fabulous Fly Fishing trip.... click below for details
Drawing will be held on March 23rd at the "Hoot on the Hooch" event in Helen. See any Georgia TU member for raffle tickets

Details/more info

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Foothills meeting this coming Thursday, 11/8


Foothills meeting this coming Thursday, 11/8, at the United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting at 6:30.
Foothills meeting this coming Thursday, 11/8, at the United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting at 6:30...

Program by Wes McElroy... 



A North Georgia native, Wes McElroy is a self/proclaimed fly fishing addict, and is always trying to soak up as much knowledge of the sport as he can. Wes enjoys fishimng for wild trout in the headwater streams of southern Appalachian mountains, and for bass and stripers in the rivers and loakes of Georgia. Wes in the assistant manager and a guide at Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, Georgia.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Quilt for "Hoot on the Hooch" Raffel

A preview of the quilt that Foothills will raffle at the "Hoot on the Hooch" this March. Tickets will be on sale soon...

$10 each or 5 for $40.
more info to follow...



Saturday, October 6, 2018

October monthly Meeting, October 11th

Foothills meeting this coming Thursday, 10/11, at the United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting at 6:30...
Our guest speaker for the October Foothills meeting will be Jeff Durniak. Jeff, as we all know, is the Regional Fisheries Biologist for north Georgia. Under his guidance as not only a professional biologist but as an avid trout angler we have seen trout fishing in north Georgia evolve from mostly put and take to a wide variety of opportunities including catch & release, put, grow and take, trophy wild brown trout and Delayed Harvest streams. This Thursday, Jeff will present a comprehensive program on how to make your Fall, Winter and Spring Delayed Harvest fishing the best it can be. He will also have handouts available featuring his own personal guidelines for how he fishes for success throughout our best seasons. You don't want to miss this one!
This could be the best program of the year to bring a newbie to our meeting and give them an excellent opportunity to shorten their learning curve. And don't forget, Unicoi Outfitters has available free Trout Unlimited memberships for new members. So bring your who's curious about what you do, bring a young person who needs an alternative to video games or just grab someone in the grocery store!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 OAD Cancelled

NO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY THIS SEPTEMBER, BUT UNICOI STILL HAS LOTS TO OFFER


GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 14, 2018) – Each September, Unicoi State Park typically hosts an Outdoor Adventure Day as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Sadly, the event is cancelled this year due to the tropical storm damage experienced at Unicoi and other Northeast Georgia locations.

Back in late May, Tropical Storm Alberto dumped 14 inches of rain on White County, causing significant issues to infrastructure across the county. Many facilities, including Smithgall Woods, Hardman Farm Trail and Unicoi, experienced damaging effects.

Tropical storm damage at Unicoi included the loss of several pedestrian bridges and the access road leading to the traditional site of the Unicoi Outdoor Adventure Day. While these areas are scheduled for repair, it will not be in time for the September event. Event planners are grateful for their supportive volunteer workforce, and the interest of the public, and look forward to coming back bigger and better in September 2019.  

Planning a trip to Unicoi this fall? No problem. In fact, there are still plenty of available activities for park visitors to enjoy. More info at http://www.unicoilodge.com.

For more information, call the DNR office in Gainesville at 770-535-5498. To check out other exciting National Hunting and Fishing Day events, visit https://georgiawildlife.com/get-involved/nhfday

Monday, August 13, 2018

Smithgall Woods


Will Wagner, General Manager at Smithgall Woods, asked me to get the following message out to as many trout fishermen as possible:

"Due to June floods,the interior of Smithgall Woodswill be a construction zone and off limits until roughly 12/1. During this time, the park will only be able to take five reservations per fishing day and permit fishing in Section 1 only."
More info about the limitations on fishing should be available from the Dukes reservation desk, 706-878-3087.

Can you please get this out to all of the TU chapters in the state? 

Call me if you have any questions about this at 678-947-6112.

Thanks,

S Gregg Johnson