Fishing Outlook & Conditions
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Fishing Report for 11/2/23 Chattahoochee Tailwater Streamer season is here, so be sure to book your trip with River Through Atlanta now for your best chance at a mature wild Chattahoochee brown trout this year! The lower temperatures at night and shorter periods of sunlight should have the wild brown trout feeding more actively and aggressively as we get closer to spawning season. Stratification (lake turnover) has started for the year, and water coming out of Buford Dam is very murky, with dissolved oxygen at its yearly low. Fish further south, around Island Ford, for best results. If you have any questions at all, feel free to come in and we will be happy to get you set up! For the Chattahoochee, state regulations require a certified personal flotation devise be worn by all anglers from Buford dam south to highway 20. Pay special attention to water release info online or call the number below for release schedules. Make sure to call the Corp of Engineers release hotline at 770-945-1466 before making your trip.
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5-Day Outlook as of 11/2/23
Turnover (stratification) on Lake Lanier is in full swing and has clouded up the river significantly at Buford Dam. The further south on the tailwater you go, the less this will effect the fishing. The days are getting shorter, and streamers are beginning to be effective early in the morning and late in the evenings. Please call the shop or the dam to get more timely info. You can call Buford Dam for last min updates.770-945-1466
Techniques & Tips as of 11/2/23
Streamer fishing is a great way to fish and possibly catch a huge brown. Nymphing is always going to be the go to for those bottom feeding fish, the old Pat's Rubber legs, worm patterns, midge patterns, attractors such as rainbow warriors and lightning bugs to copper johns, and the classic pheasant tails and hare's ears in 12-18. If you are throwing streamers, anything from wooly buggers if you're throwing the smaller rods to large articulated patters like the bottoms up and dungeon patterns by Galloup for larger rods.
Local Species Available All Year.
|Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger||Olive, Black||6-12|
|Fly Formerly Known As Prince||N/A||12-18|
|TH Duracell Jig||Black||6-8|
|Elk Wing Caddis||N/A||16-18|
|Adam's Purple Parachute||N/A||14-16|
|Zebra Midge||olv, rd, blk||18-24|
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger
Get down deeper with these conehead flies.
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Class V Sink Tip Fly Line