Thursday, January 13, 2022

Georgia Trout Camp


·    Georgia Trout Camp

·    We are returning to Tallulah Falls School for GA Trout Camp. Dates – June 5 – 10th. Bruce is updating our website with more information - in the meantime the application is attached in both word and pdf. We are accepting 12 campers for the 2022 camp, one from each Chapter. We will have our usual wait-list for additional campers, or those who inquire from the web. There is a fee increase of $100 – to $700. Of course we will make adjustments as needed for any COVID issues that we must deal with. But in the meantime, it is Full Steam Ahead!




Georgia Trout Unlimited


Contact Steve Westmoreland with questions: Cell-770-403-0609


February 4th and 5th: Fly Fishing Show- GA TU Booth help needed.


March 5th: Raccoon Creek Workday- Cohutta Chapter and NPHS 5Rivers Club


March 26th: Sweep the Hooch- Chattahoochee River Keeper and NPS


April 14th: Hedden Creek- Rabun County: Rabun Chapter and Friends


April 16th: Rock Creek- Murray County: Coosa Valley lead


April 16th: Long Creek- Fannin County: BRMTU


April 30th: TroutFest-Blue Ridge: BRMTU


May 7th: Fly Fishing with Mom- GA DNR; Unicoi State Park


May 14th: Kids Fishing Rodeo- Murray County: TBD


June 4th: Lake Winfield Scott- Kids Fishing Day


June 5th: 10th- TROUT CAMP-Tallulah Falls School


June 8th: Trout Camp Workday- Walnut Fork


June 11th: Tallulah River- Kids Fishing Day


July 9th: Jasus Creek- White County- TBD


September 17th: Johns Creek- Floyd County: Cohutta and Coosa Valley


November 4th- 5th: Becoming an Outdoors Woman- BOW- Location TBD- GA DNR

Message from the president....

 Over the past years Georgia Foothills TU has made a huge impact in our local community supporting programs and organizations that align with our Trout Unlimited values and principals. Some examples are Smithgall Woods Education Outreach Program, Casting for Recovery, Trout in the Classroom, Project Healing Waters, 4H Youth Kayak Fishing, Trout Camp, and others. We have been very fortunate to have been able to continue our support during this pandemic even though we have had our main fund raiser the Hoot on the Hooch canceled twice because of it. If we wish to continue to support these programs and organizations into the future, we must start planning for it now. The direction things are going now makes it reasonable to think that we should be able to host the ‘Hoot in March of 2022.

Putting on the ‘Hoot is a big job typically accomplished by a handful of club members. It also provides us our funding for the year. We need to decide if we want to host it again or find a new source for obtaining our funding. This is a decision that needs to be reached by the membership.
After last month’s forced postponement due to the gas situation. We will hold June’s meeting on Thursday the 10th at Fish Camp in Smithgall Woods. It is still of great importance that you come and share your thoughts and ideas on how best to move Georgia Foothills TU forward as we transition beyond Covid. In the years prior to the pandemic, club participation had been declining. Now, after being shutdown for a year we need to get things going again. This is OUR club, and it needs to move forward with everyone together. The only way that can happen is with YOUR Input. The CDC and the State have relaxed the social distancing rules for outdoor meetings. We will continue to take a common sense approach to avoiding spreading the virus. I look forward to seeing everyone again.