Our next meeting will be on Tuesday September 17th.
Due to a snafu in August, Chris Scalley, Owner Operator of River Through Atlanta , will actually be our speaker for September:
He’ll be speaking on the proposed usage changes to the Chattahoochee River corridor and its implications and impact for fishing and recreation.
Christopher Scalley grew up in Roswell,Georgia, doing the things he loves: hunting, fishing and trapping the Chattahoochee River and surrounding watersheds. Comparing and contrasting other fisheries throughout the world, Chris has fly fished New Zealand’s famed freestone waters of the South Island, Ireland’s productive loch angling, the Gmundner Traun tailwater of Austria, the Rocky Mountain Western U.S. to more domestic waters like the limestone rich spring creeks of the State of Pennsylvania.
Although these distant waters are well worth the journey, Chris and many of his clients have always felt the ‘Hooch compares favorably with these “destination rivers” both from an angling and an aethsetic perpective. Field and Stream Magazine recognized Chris as a finalist in the Heroes of Conservation 2007 Awards Gala for efforts to protect the Chattahoochee sport fishery. He has guided drift boat trips under a National Park Service permit in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area since 1994 and has maintained a commercial guide’s license under the Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2000 leading Cumberland River tailwater float trip adventures.
Chris has a BA in History degree from Elon College, North Carolina; and, maintains CPR certification. Whether you are a beginner,novice or expert, Chris wants to help you rejuvenate your soul on the water!
NOTE: We will be meeting at the The Diner at Sugar Hill! (Map)
Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Location: The Diner at Sugar Hill (map)
Time: 6pm arrive, 6:30pm eat, 7pm short meeting & presentation.
Tailwater wants to congratulate Jeff Durniak! Charlie Breithaupt’s comments sums up our feelings!
”On the last day of July, North Georgia Region Fisheries Supervisor Jeff Durniak retired after 34 years with DNR serving the citizens of Georgia, along with the fish and water of our state. It was fitting that Jeff’s last day was spent with partners from South Carolina DNR, US Forest Service and Trout Unlimited as they electro-shocked the Chattooga River for the annual sampling to study the health of the river. The event was highlighted with a “retirement cake” presented by Kathy Breithaupt, Chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. After the hard work was done, all enjoyed the cake with hearty handshakes and good wishes from all. Jeff has made a huge difference in the fishing and also in the work of Trout Unlimited. As a member of the Rabun Chapter, Jeff has given countless hours to the mission of TU, especially in educating and encouraging the youth. Best wishes from all for a happy retirement and next chapter of your life. See you on a stream somewhere.”
If you think only big fish are at the fishing resorts think again! Our friend Johan had a great day at Smithgall Woods recently. That stream is notoriously difficult to fish but he obviously had the magic offering and presented it perfecly! Here is the weblink for the park. And for a great article click this link!