Small Things…

Ξ August 1st, 2011 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

Two Saturdays ago, we decided to try our luck at the Walhalla Fish Hatchery. No, not the hatchery itself, that’s a big no-no and you’ll get busted in a heartbeat. The East Fork of the Chattooga had received a write-up in my recent TU calendar and I thought it would be fun to take my little Redington 6’6″ and see how the stockers liked it. Had to share the spillway pool with a couple of bait fishermen, but I got below them into the tail of the pool and just began trying flies at random. So, the upshot of that was connecting with 3 trout before I got bored with it. Plus my foot was hurting – that’s why I really didn’t want to do any more than was necessary.
Another reason for going there was to see how bad the hemlocks were doing. It’s not looking good. Those little critters are just killing magnificent trees left and right. The Forest Service is going in there and dropping them before they have a chance to do harm. They are adding some woody debris into the East Fork, which benefit the fish in the long run. It will probably have the effect of discouraging all but the most determined corn users. One can only hope…

 

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  1. paul said,

    on October 9th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    happy to find your web page I’ll be living in columbia on 10-12-11 from maine. look foward to more reading thanks

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