Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Hours Offer Chattahoochee Trout Anglers More Opportunity

Previously open to anglers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Georgia Power now has extended its access hours for the Morgan Falls Dam area of the Chattahoochee River from dawn to dusk. The new hours allow anglers more convenient times to hook a string of rainbow or brown trout.

Trout fishing in this section reportedly can be excellent during this time of year. Catches of 20-30 trout are common, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will continue to stock this section of the Chattahoochee River with trout through the end of the month.

The Morgan Falls Dam area is outside the delayed harvest section, from Sope Creek to Hwy. 41, so anglers can harvest trout year-round. Natural bait and artificial lures with more than a single hook are allowed. Anglers can cast for trout, shoal bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, yellow perch, sunfish and catfish here.

Visit , “Fishing,” “Fishing Opportunities,” “River Fishing Information” for the 2009 prospects for fishing the Chattahoochee River from Morgan Falls Dam to Peachtree Creek.

For information regarding river conditions below Morgan Falls Dam, contact Georgia Power at (404) 329-1455.

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