Sunday, June 28, 2015

Burton Hatchery Volunteer Workers CANCELLED until September

Due to the extreme heat and the natural slow-down this time of year, John Lee and I decided we would cancel the volunteers until September.

This fall we hope to complete another “big” project at the hatchery…remove a rotting wall of landscape timbers and replace it with cross ties. Once a plan has been made and a date selected, we’ll put out the call for volunteers. If you know of a TU member with any experience in such construction, please let me know.

Charlie Breithaupt

Friday, June 26, 2015

Yesterday's trip to Cherokee to Fish the trophy waters

Several of our members went to Cherokee to fish the trophy section. Ricky Ozmar had a pretty good day. This 14 year old schooled us all. He ended the day with a 24 inch rainbow shown to the right.....

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Foothills volunteers take kids fishing at the Nacoochee Bend

Parks, Warren, & Dalton guided some youth fly fishing at the Nacoochee Bend courtesy of Unicoi Outfitters during Kid's Day

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jeff Samsel post about our chapter

Click on the following link to read a post by Jeff Samsel about our TU chapter....

Great words about our chapter from Jeff Samsel

Workday at Jones Creek this Saturday, June 20th

There will be a Council sponsored workday at Jones Creek this Saturday, June 20th, from 9am-12 noon. Gold Rush is the lead chapter and will be serving lunch after the work is done. We welcome anybody who would like to attend and help restore this beautiful little brown trout stream not far from Dahlonega.
I am attaching a set of directions to the stream. There will also be a caravan leaving from the Wagon Wheel Restaurant at 8:10 am.
If you plan to attend, could you please rsvp me so that we can plan for lunch?
I hope to see you there. Thanks,
Mike Thornton
President, Gold Rush Chapter

DIRECTIONS to Jones Creek from Dahlonega, GA

1. From the Gold Museum/Old Courthouse in downtown Dahlonega, go approximately 200 yards on East Main to the first traffic light & turn left on North Grove St. (also old Hwy 19 north toward Blairsville).

2. Continue one mile & Wagon Wheel Restaurant will be on the right.

3. From the restaurant, continue north on hwy 19 for .3 miles & turn left on the first paved road (Oak Grove).

4. Follow Oak Grove 3.9 miles to a 4-way stop & turn right on Hightower Church Road.

5. Follow Hightower Church Rd. 2.9 miles to a stop sign & turn left on Miles Berry Rd. As soon as you turn left, you will cross over the Etowah River. At .6 miles, the pavement ends.

6. From where the pavement ends, go .8 miles & turn left on Forest Service Rd. 28-1.

7. Follow FS 28-1 for 2.4 miles & turn right onto FS 77.

8. Follow FS 77 for 1.5 miles & turn left onto FS 77-A.

9. Follow FS 77-A 1.8 miles & turn right which will take you along Jones Creek & the camping areas.

Note: FS 77-A goes to Jones Creek only and does not connect with any other road. When leaving, you will come out the same way you went in.

Monday, June 15, 2015

KIds Day at Smithgall Woods

Photos from Kids day at Smithgall Woods this past Saturday... great turnout!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sheila Humphrey recognition at Trout Camp

Sheila Humphrey was recognized at Trout Camp for her years of service to the youth education at Smithgall Woods during the youth visits during Trout Camp.  Sheila will retire this June 30th, She will be missed.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Foothills Monthly Meeting Cancelled

Due to Trout Camp, our normal monthly meeting scheduled for this week has been CANCELLED. Most of our officers and several of our members are volunteering at Trout Camp.  See you next month if not before.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Georgia TU Trout Camp for 2015

 Mason Martin & Seth Brown, our two youth we sponsored for trout camp

The kids trout camp kicked off this Sunday at the Rabun Gap School.  The following is a link to the photos that I will post this week as I assist with the activities

2015 Trout Camp Photos

 Mason Martin above with his nice rainbow caught at the Nacoochee bend when the trout camp visited Unicoi Outfitters as shown below.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fish Outing on the Nantahlla

Group of 5 from the foothills fished the Nantahalla yesterday... we caught a lot of brown and brook trout. Robert landed 40 on dry flies alone.... good times and a great day

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Our Volunteers have worked all year with North Habersham Middle School students.

Foothills Chapter -- These Trout Unlimited Volunteers have worked all year with North Habersham Middle School students. Thanks to these dedicated folks who provide "Flyfishing 101" to Habersham County kids. These young people had a blast! It was our privilege to host the year-end celebration.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Kids Trout Camp Begins this Sunday

My grandson is really excited and ready for trout camp next week.  He's one of the two our Chapter sponsored this year.... one happy kid