North Georgia Steelhead

I’m taking some liberty here with the term steelhead, but the creek behind the cabin has several rainbow trout in it that certainly look the part. I caught a few of them when I was last there and missed many more. These fish aren’t migrating up from anywhere, so don’t let it be mistaken, North Georgia does not have a known steelhead run, lol.

It seemed like the size of the fish I caught decreased as the week wore on, but I began to size my flies down too, so that outcome could have been predicted. I began to pick up river chub when I did, which are always prevalent. I’ll never complain about a tug on the line, especially when it’s from a native fish.

I just wanted to share a few fishing shots from the trip North Georgia. It’s always special when we head up there and this year was no different. We fit in a ton of excursions away from the cabin this time around and I think the kids really enjoyed it. The whitetail population is doing very well up there as this is the most we’ve ever seen, lots of mommas with fawns.

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  1. Cole Miller said:

    Beautiful ,,, thanks ! What size/weight rod is that Redington you are using ?

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    • That’s an older version of the Redington Predator which is a 7′ 10″ 6wt with a fighting butt, which I like for the bigger trout. On this trip I had the 6wt rigged with my dry-dropper setup and my 7wt TFO TiCr as my streamer rod.

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