SCOF’s Georgia ambassador Capt. Kent Klewein (Reel Job Fishing) has brought to our attention a situation on the Toccoa River that proves once again the folks that run our tailwaters don’t give two shits about the fish in those rivers or the men and women that rely on those rivers for their livelihood. Blue Ridge Lake (which feeds the Toccoa) has been drawn down to levels that are better suited for mud hut building than fishing. As you might have guessed, the trout and those that chase them will be the real losers in this whole deal because as of right now, the TVA and the Georgia DNR will not make any promises for recovery efforts or guarantee special harvest regulations to support the recovery when needed. The Toccoa has always been a good river to my friends and I, but with responsible harvest policies, the river could truly be one of the finest trophy trout tailwaters in the South. If you live or fish in Georgia and care about the Toccoa, the time for action is now. As for me, I have just been waiting for a good reason to throw a hissy fit at the TVA’s expense. Here is a link to Kent’s Blog Post about the most recent meeting and what you can do to make a difference in changing the Georgia DNR’s antiquated harvest policies for the Toccoa.
Power to The Fish, and vive la resistance,