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bd-
11-06-2011, 01:36 PM
Around Christmas time, I'm going to be staying in a cabin for a little while in North Georgia. The cabin is right on the bank of Fightingtown Creek.

I've never heard of Fightingtown Creek. The cabin website says it's spectactular trout fishing, but 99% of the time sites like that are pretty full of you-know-what and you have to take them with a grain of salt.

Has anyone fished Fightingtown Creek? Any information about it would be appreciated.

Winter fishing for trout once you get away from the tailwaters can be tough, but what the heck, I'm there anyway, so I'm going to give it a try.

bd

Travis C.
11-06-2011, 09:31 PM
on another forum regarding this creek. 1/8/09

Q: Have a cabin rental for next weekend on this stream and wanted some pointers if anyone has any. Thanks ahead of time for any information.

A: Wooly Buggers (black and Olive) Black Stone Fly and White streamers on larger flies. Tiny BWO's maybe 18-22 or even smaller for afternoons when it starts to warm up a bit. Don't forget small haresear and prince nymphs may be needed also. Tiny midge larvea like a blood worm and even some Y2ks. Egg patterns work, if you don't think it's cheating!

One tip is to dead drift the buggers and streamers as normal, but when they swing around, let them sit at the end of a run for a minute or so. Many times a fish will try to move it out of its area by picking it up much like a bass would. The strike may feel more like a little tug than a tap. Keep a little line in your hand, a foot or so, and when you feel the "tug" release the slack and lower your rod. The fish is turning down stream to either drop it out of its area, or is going to eat it. When the line comes a little taunt, pull slowly and sideways to get a hook set. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't! Buy hey, it's fishing! Oh, and unless the water is stained from rain and run off, 6X tippet is the very largest you might want to use. I would probably even have 7X and 8X on hand just in case. Flourocarbon will be a big help there too! GOOD LUCK!!!!

Travis C.
11-06-2011, 10:12 PM
Same scenario 4/30/10

Q: Hey guys and gals. The family and I are headed up to a cabin on Fighting Town Creek for a couple days next week. Can you elaborate on what I can expect in regards to the trout fishing on the creek? Any special flies to fish or where on the creek the fish are liable to be, i.e. upper, middle, lower, deeper, shallow, are the trout stocked or wild, browns, brookies, or rainbows, small, medium, large?

What can you tell me about flyfishing for trout on Fighting Town Creek?http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif

Thank you so much!


A#1: I think most or all of Fighting Town is private. If you happen to stay in a cabin on the creek where the owner stocks and feeds fish, you might be in luck. If you plan to wander up and down the creek at will--you may be in trouble.

A#2: (referring to previous poster screen name)The Ole Man got it right - the fishing outside your door will be as good as the owners and their neighbors make it with some stocking and supplemental feeding. Not to mention keeping out the Fannin County pond scum fish thieves who sneak in during the week. The other key factor is where on Fightingtown Creek you are located. The creek changes dramatically in it's fairly short run from the Cohuttas to the Toccoa.

Travis C.
11-06-2011, 10:33 PM
Looks like its one of the places that is open year round as well. Some are closed in that area with a season of something like March to October.

The ones on either side east/west are seasonal. Tumbling(W), Sugar(E), Wolf (E).