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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Foothills Montly Meeting this THURSDAY - Aug 9th

Our Next meeting will be held THIS Thursday, August 9th at United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with FLY TYING starting at 6:30....

Foothills TU meetings for July & August
July and August are challenging months for our chapter meetings. Members are busy and are often traveling. It’s also a challenge to book speakers. This year let’s try something different. Bring your tools, vice and some materials and tie some flies and swap some tales. We’ll order up some pizza and spend the time visiting together. If there is something you would like to bring up and discuss, we can do that also. If you have something to share, by all means come and share. I think we can make this an interesting time. We’ll get back to normal in September.

Friday, August 3, 2018

August Monthy Meeting

Our Next meeting will be held Thursday, Aug 9th at United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with FLY TYING starting at 6:30.
Bring you fly tying tools, vice, supplies and join us for some fun and fellowship.... Pizza will be provided as well. See you there.

OAKWOOD HEALING WATERS SCHEDULE 2018 (AUG. - DEC.)



AUG. 1 (WED.)—9:30 AM--FLY TYING AND PLANNING SESSION AT OAKWOOD VA CLINIC

AUG. 15 (WED)—9:30 AM—FLY TYING AT OAKWOOD WITH “BIG T”—GUIDE AND FLY TYING INSTRUCTOR

SEP. 4 (TUE)—8:00 AM—FISHING ON HOOCH ABOVE HELEN—MEET AT BETTYS COUNTRY STORE

SEP. 18 (TUE)—8:00 AM—2 OR 3 VETS FISHING AT RIVERS EDGE—MEET AT MCDONALDS IN CLARKESVILLE

SEP. 19 (WED)—9:30 AM—FLY TYING AT OAKWOOD

SEP. 24 (MON)—8:00 AM—2 OR 3 VETS FISHING AT RIVERS EDGE—MEET AT MCDONALDS IN CLARKESVILLE

OCT.2 (TUES)—9:00 AM FALL KICK OFF AT RIVERS EDGE—1ST MEETING OF OCT.—FISHING, FLY TYING, LUNCH—MEET AT RIVER

OCT. 9 (TUES)—8:00 AM—FISHING ON NANTAHALLA DH—MEET AT BETTYS COUNTRY STORE IN HELEN

OCT. 16 (TUES)—9:00 AM--2 OR 3 VETS FISHING AT RIVERS EDGE—MEET AT MCDONALDS IN CLARKESVILLE

OCT. 17 (WED)—9:30 AM—FLY TYING AT OAKWOOD

OCT. 23 (TUES)—9:00 AM—2 OR 3 VETS FISHING AT RIVERS EDGE—MEET AT MCDONALDS IN CLARKESVILLE

OCT. 30 (TUES)—9:00 AM—2 OR 3 VETS FISHING AT RIVERS EDGE—MEET AT MCDONALDS IN CLARKESVILLE

NOV. 1 (THUR)—9:00 AM (?)—STOCKING AND FISHING AT SMITH CREEK DH –MEET AT CREEK

NOV. 9 (FRI)—10:30 AM—VETERANS FISHING DAY--EATING BBQ AND FISHING HOOCH AT UNICOI OUTFITTERS

NOV. 10 (SAT)—9:00 AM—HEALING SATURDAY AT UNICOI OUTFITTERS—FLY TYING, FOOD, VET. APPRECIATION

DEC. 5 (WED)—9:30 AM—FLY TYING AT OAKWOOD

DEC. 18 (TUES)—9:30 AM—FISHING TOCCOA RIVER DH IN BLUE RIDGE—MEET ON THE RIVER

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monthly Meeting Thursday, July 12th

Our Next meeting will be held THIS Thursday, July 12th at United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with FLY TYING starting at 6:30.
Bring you fly tying tools, vice, supplies and join us for some fun and fellowship.... Pizza will be provided as well. See you there.
 
Foothills TU meetings for July & August
July and August are challenging months for our chapter meetings. Members are busy and are often traveling. It’s also a challenge to book speakers. This year let’s try something different. Bring your tools, vice and some materials and tie some flies and swap some tales. We’ll order up some pizza and spend the time visiting together. If there is something you would like to bring up and discuss, we can do that also. If you have something to share, by all means come and share. I think we can make this an interesting time. We’ll get back to normal in September.
Foothills is the lead chapter this year for the Wilks Creek workday on Saturday July 28th. We will be providing lunch and logistical support for this event. Please add this to your calendar and come out and help us make this a great success.

Bruce
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

June Monthly Meeting Thursday 6/14


Our Next meeting will be held THIS Thursday, June 14th at United Community Bank in Clarkesville
468 W Louise St
Clarkesville, GA 30523


Jimmy Harris will be giving a short program on a few tips and tricks that can make your time on the water more enjoyable as well as more productive.  The floor will also be open to anyone in the audience who has a tip they would like to share with the rest of us.
 

The social time is around 6:00 - 6:30 with the program starting up at 7:00 and runs to about 8:00.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kids Day at Smithgall Woods

.Foothills members taught fly casting and fly tying segments. Also, we released the fish from the Trout in the Classroom tank into Dukes Creek.







Thursday, May 31, 2018

Memorial Day in Cleveland

Tommy Chastain at Freedom Park in Cleveland for Memorial Day remembrance of our fallen Vets.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Oakwood Healing Waters Vets fishing at Rivers Edge










Thanks to Alex Harris for letting our guys fish his property on the Soque - WOW!

Monday, May 7, 2018

MEETING THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!!!!

Foothills monthly meeting is Thursday, May 10th

PLEASE COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS.... show support for our chapter and guest speaker!

Date: 5/10/18
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523



Our guest speaker for our May monthly meeting will be Rusty Chinnis. Rusty is an outdoor photographer, writer, captain and FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor. He specializes in fishing, bird, landscape and coastal photography.

Currently outdoors editor of the Anna Maria Island Sun, he was also a contributing editor of Fly Fishing in Saltwaters magazine. His articles and images have been published in many outdoor magazines.

Rusty served as president and chairman of the board of The Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
He was a founder, president and currently serves as chairman of Sarasota Bay Watch, a 501c3 environmental organization.

Rusty and his wife Chris enjoy vacationing in northeast Georgia with a little trout fishing thrown in. We look forward to having them as our guests and to hearing about the fishing and other events in south Florida
https://www.rustychinnisimages.com/

Monday, April 9, 2018

Foothills Montly Meeting 4/12/2018

Foothills monthly meeting is Thursday, April 12th
Date: 4/12/18
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Our guest speaker for our April meeting will be Dale Caldwell. Dale is the Headwaters Director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. His office is on the square in Gainesville. Dale is very active in our area with both the Chattahoochee and Soque Rivers and efforts to protect these valuable resources. Being the Headwaters Director, he is very interested in and supportive of the same issues as Trout Unlimited.

Monday, February 26, 2018

March Monthly Meeting

Foothills monthly meeting is Thursday, March 8th
Date: 3/8/18
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: United Community Bank, 468 W Louise Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Greg Corbett will be sharing his fly tying tips this meeting as well going over the final wrap up for the “Hoot”

Will just need a bit of time to wrap up where we are with donations and what additional work needs to be done for that and to have folks commit to helping set up/wrap up. Valarie asked that folks send her vhdhai1@gmail.com info about what they have collected as soon as they get to make things run smoothly.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The 2018 Southeast Regional Rendezvous

Friday Fishing with Local Hosts
Saturday Workshops & Networking
Sunday Conservation Tour
www.tu.org/southeash-regionional
Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Southeast on May 18-20 in Davis, WV for enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission,

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Leaky Wader Roundup

Turn in those leaky waders and Doris Riggs will create a whole new purpose that extends their life! Doris will create Boot Bags for our ladies who attend Casting for Recovery events. Carl has ordered special CFR patches to be added to these "bags."

You can bring them to the Rock Creek Hatchery at the March 10th meeting or drop them off anytime at Faith Presbyterian Church in BR (across from the Browns Feed and Seed.) Just leave a note the leaky waders are for Carl Riggs.