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Smithgall Woods Lodging Raffle

The Gold Rush Chapter of Trout Unlimited is raffling off two nights lodging at Smithgall Woods. As a lodging guest, it includes fishing on Dukes Creek.

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Smithgall Woods offers year-round trout fishing on one of Trout Unlimited’s “Top 100 Trout Streams in the US.” North Georgia’s premier trout stream, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch-and-release fishing.

Go to http://goldrushtu.org/smithgall-woods-lodging/ for details including restrictions.


 

Welcome!

Welcome to the Gold Rush Chapter’s website. We hope it will help you understand just what our Chapter is all about, as well as Trout Unlimited’s national scope and agenda. Our Chapter is comprised of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the outdoors, and the fellowship associated with fishing and working together to improve our cold water habitats.

Our Guiding Vision: Ensure that by the next generation, robust populations of native and wild cold-water fish once again thrive in the North Georgia and National ranges so future generations can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

Our Mission Is Simple: To conserve, protect and restore the cold water fisheries and their watersheds in the north Georgia area, while assisting the TU National organization to do the same at the national level. 

Aside from fishing, our chapter stays busy with the work associated with achieving our Vision. Our projects and initiatives are wide ranging, and our accomplishments have been many. From regularly assisting various State and Federal agencies with stream improvement projects, to our own grant supported “Embrace A Stream” project on Cane Creek, to holding clinics and programs on basic through advanced fly fishing techniques, to educational partnerships with local high schools and universities, we have something for everyone.

Our chapter meets the first Tuesday of every month. Except for the summer months we typically meet at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, GA. Please check our Calendar to be sure of our meeting location. Monthly programs offer topics ranging from fly tying, exotic fishing destinations such as Alaska and the American West, to presentations by experts on entomology and stream health, and sometimes – show and tell time by the members themselves. In all cases, your knowledge will be enhanced, and your skill improved.

If all this sounds like our Chapter might be a good fit for you, please accept our invitation to visit. Come out and join the fun anytime you can!

Mike Thornton

President – Gold Rush Chapter Of Trout Unlimited