Monday, May 5, 2008

Floating & Fishing on the Chattahoochee

One of the benefits of NuCanoe fishing is getting to meet the people that share your passion. Another benefit is getting to turn others on to a new and different kind of craft to chase fish from. I met Jack Tiller from Cumming, GA a few weeks ago at an event. He was very interested in the NuCanoe but was a bit leary of fishing from it. He had fished from kayaks before but found them uncomfortable and unstable. To make a long story short, Jack's fears and concerns were gone within 30 seconds. Like many trout fishermen that have fished out of various craft over the years Jack thought he knew all the things that the NuCanoe would not be able to do.  Like all of these guys he had to admitt he was wrong and instantly fell in love with the NuCanoe. We had a wonderful float down the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam in Cumming, GA. Jack had caught a 10 plus lb. brown trout two days before so our expectations were high. It was a beautiful May morning with temps in the low 60's with light fog. The fog quickly burned off leaving us with a blue sunny sky and temps aroung 78 degrees.  The fishing was a little slow but we did manage to catch a few dinks on the upper stretch. The lower stretch was a little better but we could not get a big fish to the boat. I did make a new friend and a new convert to NuCanoe fishing....what a great day!!!

Here is a tip for you NuCanoe spin fishermen. Small size perch, bream, crappie or shad swim baits. Get some and use them they will catch fish....period.

Tight lines and screaming drags...go get 'em,

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