Tuesday, October 13, 2020

UCCTU online Fundraiser


I would like to extend the offer for your chapter membership to participate in our annual fundraiser which commences later this month. What makes this year’s fundraiser unique for us is that it’s the first time the event will be an online auction.

     I’ve attached our poster which highlights the specifics of the event which starts on October 27 @ 7:00 pm and runs for one week ending November 3 @ 7:00 pm. We have a great mix of fishing equipment, guided trips, lodging and even assorted non-fishing items such as golf passes to local course; gift cards to local markets; and more.  Anyone can visit the online website in advance of October 27 to get a peek at the full list of items up for auction. 

   Should you have any questions about this fundraising event please contact me.


  Kind regards,

Tim Yeager

UCCTU Fundraising Chairperson




Saturday, October 10, 2020

Smith Creek Delayed Harvest

Foothills Tu will be the lead chapter again this year for stocking Smith Creek for the delayed harvest season. We will be stocking on November 2nd at 11:30 am.   We have been asked to wear masks to limit the risk and follow the Governor’s recommendations.  As this event takes place outdoors and wearing our masks we are keeping the risk low for spreading the virus.  Be aware that risk is still present and make your decisions accordingly.  We will not be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers this year to help maintain our safety.  I’m very hopeful that by next year’s stocking event we can resume with that practice. We all will miss it this year.   Please print off and fill out the attachedwaiver. The DNR uses this information for it’s processes.   Look forward to seeing everyone there.


Friday, October 2, 2020

October Monthly Meeting - 10/8/2020

 We will be holding our October meeting on Thursday the 8th at Fish Camp in Smithgall Woods State Park.  This will be a chapter business meeting as discussion will be centered on our fund raising events such as the Hoot on the Hooch.  We will also be discussing the changes being made to Trout Camp and Dream Trip ticket purchases.    We will be wearing our masks and practicing social distancing to keep the risk of transmission of coronavirus at a minimum.  As there will be no speaker and the meeting will be outdoors, I’d like to get the meeting started right around 6pm.  If you need a little more time to get there please let me know and we’ll adjust as needed.  The risks of Coronavirus remains and each of us needs to decide what is in our own best interests.  We will have a raffle quilt again this year.  I plan to have it at the meeting so we can include it in our discussions.


I hope everyone is safe and well as the season changes over to fall.





Directions to Fish Camp at Smithgall Woods


Do Not go to the main entrance of Smithgall Woods SP off Alt Hwy 75. You will not be allowed to drive through the park to get to fish camp. Note that Duke’s Creek is closed to fishing for the summer.


Access to Fish Camp is via Joe Franklin Rd  it is a small graveled road with NO sign for the park marking it.   It is in between The intersection of Hwy 75 and Duncan Bridge rd  & the Shell gas station on Hwy 75.


From  Helen/Sautee :


From the intersection of Hwys 17 & 75 at the Indian Mound

Go south on Hwy 75 for approx 1.5 miles

Turn Right on to Joe Franklin Rd.

Go about a half mile and drive through gate into park.

Follow signs to fish camp



From Cleveland :


From intersection of Hwys 129 & 75 at Ingels

Go 5.1 Miles North on Hwy 75

Turn Left onto Joe Franklin Rd

Go about a half mile and drive through gate into park.

Follow signs to fish camp

2021 Dream Trip

As announced, the tickets for the Dream Trip will be sold online this year.  Each chapter is charged with selling a minimum of 150 tickets in order to receive the $500 rebate for all 2000 tickets being sold.   You can purchase your tickets here:   https://go.tulocalevents.org/georgia-trout-unlimited-dream-trip-2021/Campaign      Please be sure to select Georgia Foothills #629 as your chapter when making your purchases.   Please encourage your friends and neighbors to participate also. This is the State Councils fund raiser and the major source of funds to operate Trout Camp each year.