Video spotlight: Troutlandia

When you think of massive, trophy brown trout, the South Island of New Zealand might come to mind. Or the Rio Limay of Argentina might be on your list. But a small, Appalachian freestoner in Blue Ridge, Ga.? No. No way. 

Well, the makers of the video above are living proof that you can visit this little stretch of trout paradise and latch into some truly massive trout. There are some big fish in the Southeast—granted, most are carefully stocked and nurtured over time, and most of this great water is situated on private land where the fishery can be tactfully manipulated. But if you're a big-fish hunter, you might save yourself an around-the-world flight and check out this tiny slice of the Deep South. Judging from what I saw in the net, it might be worth it. 

— Chris Hunt

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said on Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Small streams in Georgia don't naturally support trout this large. These private waters are heavily stocked and the fish fed pellets and confined by fencing. This is kind of an ill conceived post that doesn't reflect the values normally espoused by TU- wild fish, public water, good stewardship.

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said on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Saddening as this seems to contradict T U's mission.   Do you support wild trout or stocked, dog food fed fish.  Do you support public lands or private waters?  The inconsistent messages makes one reconsider membership & donations, which are so needed in this day.  :( 

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said on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Saddening as this seems to contradict T U's mission.   Do you support wild trout or stocked, dog food fed fish?  Do you support public lands or private waters?  The inconsistent messages makes one reconsider membership & donations, which are so needed in this day.  :( 

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