Wildcat Creek Road Closed

April 1, 2019

A popular stocked trout stream in Rabun County, Wildcat Creek, will have its trout stock- ings delayed for several weeks this spring due to the closure of Wildcat Creek Road. The US Forest Service has closed this road due to a landslide that occurred this winter.

The US Forest Service has indicated that the public can still walk the road to fish and camp but, for safety reasons, it will remain closed to vehicles for a short period while repairs are made. CLICK HERE to find more information regarding road closures on the National Forest.

GAWRD’s scheduled weekly trout stockings will resume when the road is repaired and reopened to the public. Need more trout info? CLICK HERE.

John Lee Thomson
Trout Stocking Coordinator GAWRD – Lake Burton Hatchery 706-947-1508

Mack Martin Rod Raffle

April 1, 2019

Once again, Mack Martin of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School has graciously donated a custom- built fly rod and reel to the Rabun Chapter to be used for fund raising. Thank you, Mack!

This year the rod is a four piece, 8’ length, 3 weight Winston AIR fly rod. Mack says “I have one and it feels like a feather in my hand!” The reel is a TFO BVK 1 Large Arbor reel.

Raffle tickets cost $3.00 each or four tickets for $10.00. The drawing for the rod and reelwill be held Tuesday, July 16 at the Chapter Family Cookout at Kelly’s Water Park.

See Pat Hopton or any Board of Director member to purchase tickets.

May 21: Rabun Chapter Cookout on “The River”

April 1, 2019

We will gather on the Chattooga River in the parking lot on the Georgia side at Burrell’s Ford for Hot Dogs and all the fixings. Kathy and Charlie Breithaupt will bring all the food , including drinks, and do the cooking.

Supper Time: 6:30 PM. Please bring your own chair and stronger drink, if you want. Fishbefore or after supper or both. Maybe we’ll see the twinkies and fairies. Or you don’t have fish at all – just come to sit and fellowship by the river.

IMPORTANT: Contact Kathy & Charlie (knc615@windstream.net) by Friday May 18 to let them know you will attend.

Apr 24-28: Rabun Chapter Spring Campout

April 1, 2019

When: Wednesday April 24 through Sunday April 28 Where: Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC

Who: All Chapter members and guests are invited! Bring a friend!

Details: The Chapter will use Site #93 in the WoodedLoop as the “gathering spot”. Meals will be taken therealong with story telling around the campfire at night.

Campers should contact the Park and make their own campsite reservations. There are a variety of sites available, including sites with full hookups.

We will eat breakfast and supper together at Site #93. Lunch is on your own. If you sign up to cook a meal then all meals are free of charge to you. If you do not cook a meal, then pay the cook $5.00 for each meal that you eat. What a deal! The Chapter will provide stoves, paper plates, silverware, cups.

Even if you don’t camp, come by to eat a meal or sit around the campfire!

On Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm, the Board of Directors will hold the monthly BOD meeting around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to attend and provide your input into the Chapter activities.

During the day you may explore the Park, hike to scenic waterfalls, photograph spring wild- flowers, visit nearby Cashiers, NC, or fish the many streams in the Tri-State area. Remem- ber to carry the appropriate State fishing license!

For more information, or to sign up to cook a meal, contact the Campout Hosts Charlie or Kathy Briehaupt.

Apr 16: Annual Scouts Appreciation Dinner and Fishing Event

April 1, 2019

There will be no monthly Rabun Chapter meeting in April. Instead, you are invited to the

Annual Scouts Appreciation Dinner and Fishing Event

Tuesday, April 16

Indian Lake Picnic Area, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Rabun Gap, GA Fishing begins at 4:00 pm
Supper begins at 6:00 pm
All Rabun County Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders, and parents are invited!

The Chapter provides the hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, plates and silver- ware, drinks and ice, and condiments.

Chapter members are asked to please bring a covered dish, such as cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, casseroles, and desserts. Please con- tact Tammy Hopton and let her know what you are bringing.

To get to Indian Lake Picnic Area: from Clayton, GA take US Hwy 441 north to Rabun Gap, GA. Turn left (west) onto School Farm Road. Go 1/2 mile, turn left onto Indian Lake Road. Go to the end of the road.

Wildcat Creek Road Closed

A popular stocked trout stream in Rabun County, Wildcat Creek, will have its trout stockings delayed for several weeks this spring due to the closure of Wildcat Creek Road. The US Forest Service has closed this road due to a landslide that occurred this winter. Details here.

 

Congratulations to Monte Seehorn

Rabunite Monte Seehorn, retired USFS fisheries biologist, was recently inducted into Southern Trout’s “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame! More details here

 

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