We are heading into the holiday season, I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the seasonal transition. At our last meeting on October 8th it was agreed that the weather was turning so that outdoor meetings will no longer be practical. We feel it is unwise to resume indoor meetings at this time. I’m thinking we plan to start holding outdoor meetings again around April. We also agreed that the corona virus situation makes it unlikely that we will be able to hold the Hoot on the Hooch in March as we normally do. While regrettable, we are in good shape financially to get through this. There will come a day when we can throw a party in which everyone can have a good time. If come March all signs allow us to, our chapter has the experience and ability to put on the Hoot on short notice.

Changes have been made to Trout Camp for this year and likely years to come. It will now be a weekend day camp. Campers will spend Saturday at the Atlanta Fly Fishing School and Sunday at Nacoochee Bend. Each chapter will send one camper and the chapter cost will be $200. It is recommended that campers selected for last year’s camp be given priority for this years camp. I will be contacting last years campers to see if they are still interested and we will go from there.

Georgia Foothills TU once again assisted the GA DNR in the initial stocking of Smith Creek Delayed Harvest this year on Monday November 2nd. Masks were worn, fish were sanitized and spread out through a bucket brigade throughout the stream. Reports from fisherman have been positive on how well the fish are spread out and the quality of the fishing. Kudos to all those that helped out in the effort.