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So long and thanks for all the fish
I hit DC for perhaps the last time in a while this morning.

Caught a few on the poppers, nothing to write home about.

I am moving to North Georgia in a couple weeks. I did want to thank the members of this board -- and particularly Tube Dude -- for all the great advise over the past few years.

This is a great place to come learn to fish in Utah!

Give a man a fish and he's fed for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll spend his life squinting at invisible thread.
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Re: [MasterDaad] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Good luck in your new surroundings. There's a lot of good fishing back there...fresh water and salt. I'm sure you will do your part to investigate all the possibilities.

I enjoyed our (too few) trips together. You are a worthy angler and a good person.

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Good luck on your big move and keep on rippin some lips
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Best of luck! Now you can really get into some bass fishin', southern style!
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Wow like that's sad, been wanting to get out with you sometime for your fall monster trips. Well best of luck in the new waters and check in with us on the board and let us know what you find there. Big country but the BFT board makes it a lot smaller. Good luck. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
I will miss the blue boat and the orange hoodie. Set a new Georgia record . .
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Re: [MasterDaad] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
You'll have the perfect opportunity to juice up the Georgia BFT board. Pass it along, my friend.



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Re: [RockyRaab] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
My new place is a 100 yard walk through the woods to Lake Allatoona. I was hoping to find some advise over on the Georgia site and well... I think the latest post was from 2015.

I will have to kick up the activity there. Will keep reading here too but won't really have much to contribute.

My wife and I are getting into Kayaking. I'm hoping the new gig yields enough funds for a tandem pedal Hobie Mirage.

Those things are really nice.

The fishing tube is going with me... have to show them all how we deck out our fishing tubes :)

Give a man a fish and he's fed for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll spend his life squinting at invisible thread.
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Re: [MasterDaad] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
I came here from south Georgia back in 1999. Different fishing out there. Never saw anglers trolling in fresh water till I got here. And saw pretty few float tubes, kayaks, or other vessels that put a part of the body in or close to the water. They have these nasty critters in most waters back there that can really ruin your day. From big nasty leaches (which can make great bait) to even bigger gators. The one critter I was always most watchful for though was the Cotton Mouth (Water Moccasins) They can be aggressive just because they want to be. Up around Allatoona, the water is a bit cooler, and they may not be a big issue. But if you get out on some of the back wood rivers or small ponds that are shallow, or have cypress tree stumps or live tree branches hanging out over the water, keep one eye looking up. Have had snakes drop out of tree limbs right in the middle of the bass boat I was a passenger in. Can be rather unnerving. Have seen them try to come up over the side of low gunwale boats. And unlike we all do here, don't wash your cut bait bloody hands off in the water. Gators love that. But after all that negative stuff, I'm sure you will have great times. Unless you are just plain hooked on fishing thru the ice, you will enjoy year round "soft" water. Good luck and stay in touch. Fishin'
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Re: [Tin-Can] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
I know we don't have to deal with Gators in North GA... at least not yet :)

Water Moccasins may be another story.

I have been out on a waterski trip and Waverunner tour in Lake Allatoona with some pros from down there. No mention of the snakes but then again we were out in the middle of the lake and not fishing the bass-happy areas.

I did see guys trolling the lake on my first tour... probably for Stripers.

I have heard warnings about the Gators in South GA.

I'm hoping to get into an ownership share on the coast. Did you do any coastal fishing down your way? Not sure whether to go Atlantic near Savanna or Carribean near the Florida Panhandle.

Any advise on that?

TIA!

Give a man a fish and he's fed for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll spend his life squinting at invisible thread.
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 "Not sure whether to go Atlantic near Savanna or Carribean near the Florida Panhandle."

Both. Each has some of the same species and similar fishing but each also has enough different options to make them attractive. Make a few trips to each and then form your own opinion...based on what you like to fish for and how you like to fish.

Decisions, decisions. But some problems are better to have than others.

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Good luck on the new journey. I will miss your reports. I was always hoping to run into you on the lake and learn some of your secrets. Fish On
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TD is quite right. If you get down to Florida around Jacksonville and south, the intercostal canals have some good size Peacock Bass in them. Atlantic side of Ga. near Savanna and the coastal islands can produce some nice Snapper, and further out, maybe some Tuna.
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Re: [Tin-Can] So long and thanks for all the fish In reply to
There is a lot of great fishing in the south, plus amazing food and nice people. Of course you have to try your hand at noodling (pun intended), just watch out for snakes and ticks.