Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dream Trip tickets available

Dream Trip tickets available -- contact Jake Darling at Unicoi Outfitters (706-878-3083) to purchase -- $10 each.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Robert landing a nice rainbow in Cherokee this week

Robert the fish whisperer.....

2015 Free Fishing Events by Chattahoochee Forest Hatchery


Veterans Appreciation - Friday, May 8 - CANCELLED
Special Kids (Special Needs/Disabled) - Wednesday, May 13 -
Seniors - Friday, June 5 -
Family Fishing Festival - Saturday, June 6 - CANCELLED
Half-page flyer shown below.

We hope Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited #696 will be taking the lead
on helping us with these events again this year. Your group is great, and
it is a pleasure working with you to connect people with fishing and the
great outdoors.

Please let me know if you need more information.


Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo - 5/8/2015

Event:   Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo
Date:     Friday, May 8, 2015
Time:     9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Place:    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery (located on Rock Creek Road off GA Hwy 60 near Suches, GA)

*This is a FREE event open to U.S. military veterans and active duty service men and women only. Veterans should bring their own fishing gear and bait. Rock Creek will be stocked especially for this event with hundreds of beautiful Rainbow Trout. Free lunch will be served.

For more information, please call the hatchery at 706-838-4723.

Thank you,
Crystal Thomas
Program Assistant
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery
Phone 706-838-4723
Fax 706-838-4626

2015 Fly tying class in EAGLE program at Nacoochee UMC

Fly tying class in EAGLE program at Nacoochee UMC lead by Ron Thomas with assistance from Parks. Robert, and Glen.  SEE MORE PHOTOS

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 Dream Trip

Please turn in your money and ticket sales for the “Dream Trip” at our next monthly meeting. Deadline for all ticket sales is March 12th meeting. We have to have all sales turned into Georgia TU by March 14th. If anyone needs to get more tickets or turn in un-sold tickets, please contact Jake Darling (

2015 TU Dream Trip.... see one of the many members for tickets or check with Jake at Unicoi Outfitters

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Tie 1 on" Fly tying class at Nacoochee UMC

"Tie 1 On" fly tying class at the Nacoochee United Methodist Church for their EAGLE program. Ron Thomas leading the class with Glen and Parks assisting.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Advice on teaching your kids to fish

Along the lines of the discussion at our last meeting...

Teach your kids to fish

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Foothills January Meeting.... first in 2015

Jeff Samsel who is an outdoor writer, photographer and editor who actually lives in Clarkesville, GA made a presentation of some of his most memorable fishing trips to our group.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Foothills Meeting this Thursday

Program for this week's Foothills Meeting... see you there!

Guest Speaker:  Jeff Samsel

Date:  1/8/15

Time:  6:30 PM

Location:  United Community Bank - Clarkesville

Jeff Samsel is an outdoor writer, photographer and editor who actually lives in Clarkesville, GA.  He writes mostly fishing how-to and where-to stories for magazines and websites.  He's authored two books and contributed chapters to several others.  Fishing adventures have lured Jeff as far from home as Canada's Yukon Territory and Brazil's Amazon River basin - although his absolute favorite fishing destination is only about 45 minutes from his house within the rugged gorge of a crashing mountain river.