Jan 18, 2020: 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous

September 11, 2019

Jan 18 (Sat) 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous. Dillard House Conference Center, Dillard, GA. Contact Ray King.

Nov 13-17: Chapter Fall Campout

September 11, 2019

Nov 13-17 (Wed-Sun) Chapter Fall Campout. Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, SC. Contact Terry Rivers.

This is always a great campout! The Chattooga River Delayed Harvest section should be stocked and full of big, uneducated fish. The fall leaves will be in full color, with warm daysand cool nights: perfect camping weather. We will use Site #93 as the “gathering spot” toeat meals, sit around the campfire, and fellowship. If you cook a meal, all other meals are free; otherwise meals are a reasonable cost. Make your own campsite reservation at www.southcarolinaparks/oconee.com. Contact Terry Rivers if you plan to come.

See you there! Waaa Hooooo!!!!!


Oct 15: Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2019

Oct 15 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting be- gins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Sept 17: Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2019

Fellowship Hall of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church 8397 Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, GA Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

Guest Speaker will be Jimmy Jacobs, author of “Fly Fishing for Peach State Trout”

Jimmy is a native of Atlanta and now resides in Marietta, Georgia.

For 25 years he was an editor for Game & Fish Magazines covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. In that capacity he has written extensively about the region from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Today he is the editor of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine. Since 2012 he has been the Georgia Editor for Southern Trout Magazine online.

Jimmy Jacobs was the Outdoor Columnist in the Sports Section of the Atlanta Journal- Constitution newspaper for eight years and also for the Athens Banner-Herald. For four seasons he was the Insider Fishing Reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors South on Fox Sport South television, covering freshwater action in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Missis- sippi.

Along the way he has won numerous Excellence In Craft Awards for writing and photography from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

In 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writ- ers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as an Outdoor Communicator. The Museum of Fly Fishing in the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City, North Carolina inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2017 in the category of Communicator. He was elected to the Georgia State Uni- versity Athletic Hall of Fame that same year.

He also is the author of award-winning guidebooks to fishing and hiking in the southeast region, as well as a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia, plus an adventure novel.

We hope to see you there at the meeting!

July 16: Chapter Family Picnic

June 9, 2019

July 16 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Annual Family Picnic. 6:30 pm at Kellys Water Fall Park in Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

There is no Rabun Chapter Monthly meeting in July. Instead, join us for the

Annual Rabun Chapter Family Picnic

at Kelly’s Waterfall Park

Tuesday, July 16

From Dillard, GA, take GA Hwy 246 about 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Wayfarer Lane. Go to the end of the road.

Fellowship begins at 5:00 pm, meal begins at 6:30 pm.

The Chapter will provide the soft drinks, the fried chicken, plates, etc. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, veggies, salad, chips, or a dessert.

The drawing for the winner of the Mack Martin Rod Raffle will be done at the picnic.

June 18: Chapter Meeting

May 14, 2019

June 18 (Tue) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA. Contact Kent Wilson.

Our guest speaker will be Kathy Church, the Education Specialist at Smithgall Woods Conservation Area. She will share with us her successes and plans for the future on educationg young people on the importance of conserving and protecting the cold water resources of North Georgia.

Make plans now to join us for this fun and informative meeting!

June 15: Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event

May 14, 2019

June 15 (Sat) Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event. To be held at Tallulah River Campground from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Sponsored by the US Forest Service and the Rabun Chapter.

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.

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Rabun TU Caps for Sale

Baseball-style caps in various colors with the “Rabun Chapter TU” logo will be available to purchase at the monthly Chapter meetings.

Cost is $15 per cap.
Contact Tammy Hopton for more details.

 

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Burton Hatchery Begins Renovation

Visiting hours change. For the first time in 70 plus years, the Lake Burton Trout Hatchery raceways are empty and dry, and the last of the trout has entered North Georgia streams or been transferred to other trout hatcheries. But, why? The hatchery is preparing for a renovation, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. More details here

 

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