Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2018 - 37
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSH ENGLAND
North Georgia's incredible
trout fishery has
approximately 4,000 miles
of trout waters, ranging
from large rivers to small
creeks. Whatever the trout
context, Georgia has it.
And Josh England has the
photos to prove it.
Top: Blooming rhododendron, seen here just over the North
Carolina border on Big Creek, is a common sight and smell, along
the banks of high elevation streams during the spring and
Above right: Salvelinus fontinalis, the brook trout, is the only trout
species native to Georgia.
Right: Wading rocky streams like Noontootla Creek can be very
strenuous, but to some the reward of catching a wild native trout.
is well worth it.
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