Buckeye Mike we went with Matt this past Saturday. We killed it! 80-100 hybrids between 2-4 lbs. We used all 110 of his Shad and were reusing mangled ones at the end. I have a thread in fishing section. Give him a go!Have you been fishing in the last week or so? What’s the bite like? I’m still wanting to get with you soon on a trip
I saw your thread. I need to figure out a week day to go soon. I’m busy chasing turkeys on the weekends
Allot of my clients say the same thing about the hooch Fish. And that is ok, I much prefer to catch and release.Only way I ever eat them is filet and fry fish and chips style same day. Pretty good but I don't eat them Hooch fish!
When in need of basket balls, footballs, soccer balls...etc. Look no further than the Hooch! True story!Allot of my clients say the same thing about the hooch Fish. And that is ok, I much prefer to catch and release.
I joke that if soda bottles and basketballs gave you cancer, I would agree about the hooch, but they don't. The DNR fish consumption guidelines say the hooch is better than allot of the rivers in GA.
As pretty as the lower Etowah is those fish are full of PCB's from GE and the carpet industries. Allot of those beautiful mountain trout streams are full of mercury from the gold rush. There are parts of lake Hartwell that are "Do not eat zones."
Then there is the treated waste water discharges. First of all the fish love them! The scientist say that from St. Louis to New Orleans, ever drop of the Mississippi has been through a waste water facility, 5-7 times. You don't hear anyone down there in the Mississippi delta asking if the trout and redfish are safe to eat. (maybe they should)
The Hooch is cleaner today than is has been in probably a 100 years. It's ok to keep a few and enjoy your dinner!