The Soque


Russ said...

That looks peaceful.

Grim said...

It really is. It's reached by a long and winding road from US 76 -- itself a gorgeous road -- down by Lake Burton, which then winds along the Soque river to the little town of Clarkesville. That road, Georgia 197, has some challenging curves.

It's a good ride. There's a little place called Mark of the Potter along the river there, where this picture was taken. The trout there are protected, but they're longer than your arm and a wonder to see.

Russ said...

Small trout are common here in California, but having grown up in Kentucky, crappie and catfish are my fish of choice.

Anonymous said...

Huh. The water in the river is moving, and it seems to be clear. That's strange; I thought all rivers were pink or red, intermittent and full of quicksand. And fish, you say? Amazing. ;)

The biggest river out here was once called the Rio Colorado, or Vermillion River, for the same reason that the Kiowa called it "muddy red river."


bthun said...

Beautiful rivers, streams and country up yonder.

As far as trout, the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches stocks a lot of the streams in that area with rainbow trout. That's right near where Walkin' Boss and I used to go hiking and camping. And mighty close to where we were hitched so long ago.

Around about the 4th of July a person camping in the area might see the hatchery tanker truck go by. And if a fellow with even modest fishing experience happens to be standing some distance down stream from the stocking event, well, after a while, with the right fly or salmon egg bait, why he can almost bet he will land a nice trout, two, or a few.

Good times.