Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited
June 2014 


I have just returned from an annual 8 day fly-in canoe/camping/fishing trip to Woodland Provincial Park in northern Ontario.  The Red Lake Super-8 lobby was full of other fisherman either preparing to fly into camps or coming out.  The scene could easily have been the lounge of an assisted living facility; only gray hairs (I like to think "silverback" as in gorilla troops). 


Saturday, June 21 UCCTU will participate in one of our major conservation activities; stream restoration of Pretty Branch.  We do a good job with conservation.  But my Red Lake, Ontario experience emphasized another important area in which we must do better.  Nothing I write here is meant to denigrate the good hard work of Education Chair Jim Harvey and his volunteers.  But without expanding our influence on boys and girls/young men and women, all that we do here at TU can be lost in a lifetime.  I know I don't need to explain the competition we have for kids' attention.


We have a very good UCCTU Chapter.  But we are "playing it safe".  I will be lobbying our Chapter Board to more aggressively fund our youth education activities.  We need to insure that we get kids the experience of catching a trout.  We need to infect them with fly fishing even if we have to give them a rig, a hot dog lunch, certificates, pins, hats, an awards dinner; whatever it takes to implant an experience that can shape a lifetime.

What does this mean for you?


It means that we will need more money to make this happen; money for a specific purpose; not for a rainy day, or for bank charges, or internet fees, or other expenses an organization incurs; but money to invest in changing lives.  Voluntary dues, our rod raffle, Film Tour/Autumn auction and activities not even yet thought of, will become critical to making this happen.


I welcome your feedback and look forward to your support, president@ucctu.org.

Brad Cruickshank
Upper Chattahoochee Chapter #436 - Trout Unlimited

Pretty Branch Work Day
Mark your calendar to join Upper Chattahoochee River, Cohutta,  Blue Ridge Mountain, Gold Rush and Chattahoochee/Nantahala TU and for a brook trout workday on Pretty Branch near Suches, GA. Pretty Branch is a tributary to Cooper Creek. We will be building and repairing  instream structures to improve stream flow and provide habitat for brook trout. The workday is led by Cohutta TU but is open to anyone. A hat and work gloves are the only equipment needed. RSVP for Lunch. Bring a friend! Sign Up Here
Fishing Dayz


June Fishing Dayz Report

We had over 10 anglers come out and join us for a beautiful Sunday evening on the lower Hooch in search of Stripers and Shoalies. Well, only one member, Dutch Earle, managed to pull in a nice Shoalie right at last light. 


Our July Fishing Dayz is sure to offer up something fun and different, for some fishing on a mountain pond in the Cohutta Mountains. I hope to see you all next month. 

 2014 UCCTU Rod Raffle


Support the chapter and take a chance on winning one of the amazing new Orvis Superfine Fiberglass fly rods. Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10 and the winner gets to choose either the 8' 5 weight, 7'6" 4 weight or the 7' 3 weight. Raffle drawing will happen at the meeting on Tuesday night, so be sure to purchase your tickets now here.



Upcoming Speakers & Events: 


Be sure to join us for one our monthly chapter meetings, or upcoming fishing event. 


Chapter Meeting Guest Speakers: 


July 22:     Georgia DNR Law Enforcement

                  Mark Puig


August 26: Flyfishing for Warmwater Species 

                  Steve Hudson  


Fishing Dayz & Annual Fall Fishing Trip: 


Fishing Dayz: 


July:  Private Mountain Lake fishing in the Cohutta Mountains area (limited to first 10 anglers, as spaced is limited Please RSVP to: programs@ucctu.org to secure a space). 


More Events Listed Here  


Coopers Creek Watershed Project 
Brookie Spots

The Forest Service is proposing to cut half the mature mast producing oaks down on over 1600 acres in the Cooper Creek Area. Please comment on the Cooper Creek Watershed Project and make your concerns known to the Forest Service. We need your help in preserving this watershed. Act Now 

News Bites
Don't forget to pay your UCCTU Voluntary Dues


Jimmy Jacobs book, HIKING GEORGIA, A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures, 4th Edition is now out. 
June/July Edition of Southern Trout Online is available for free at 
Sign up for our workdays and help improve Brook Trout Habitat 


In This Issue
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Coming Events
June 21- Pretty Branch Stream Restoration
June 24- Monthly Meeting with Andy Bowen- Cohutta Fishing Company
July 22- Monthly Meeting with DNR Official- Mark Puig
July 26- Martin Branch Stream Restoration
August 26- Monthly Meeting
Monthly Fly Tying
Dutch Earle will be hosting March Fly Tying. Email Chris Smith for information about the event if you are interested. 
Welcome to UCCTU
Welcome to our new members:


R. Bartenfeld

Jason Binder

Rick Canfield

Kevin Clauss

John Dimling

Tim Heaney

Larry Heller

Kelly Huff

Shane Lanham

Thomas Lee

Jenny Mattes

Arthur McDaniel

Brendan Messina

Mark Rumph

Alina Spring

Chelsea Eubank


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Guide Chase Pritchett with a nice Georgia Brown Trout on a Midge
River Through Atlanta with a nice Striped Bass from the Chattahoochee

Jim Williams and Bill Lott had a close encounter during an ADS Water Quality Testing
Long Live the King
Long Live the King
A 2014 F3T Trailer
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