Etowah River Shootout 2016 – Recap
A HUGE Thanks goes out to everyone who attended the Etowah River Shootout. We had some last minute changes, but we all banded together and made this tournament happen. We had a blast on this trip! Here’s the top 3 finishing anglers from Saturday’s Etowah RIver Event;
|Angler||Bass 1||Bass 2||Bass 3||Total Length|
We put in at Coopers Furnace near the guard tower, and floated down the Highway 113 Etowah River Water Trail Access. Typical conditions downstream from the dam; cold and clear water close to the dam (taken from Allatoona), which warms and clouds downstream. This was a 8 hour trip. The rapids are very mild on this section of the Etowah River. This stretch of river passes right by the Etowah Indian Mounds. Species in this stretch of river include spotted bass, striped bass, perch, trout, carp, drum and various panfish.
We did have to portage our kayaks at the Etowah River Dam. Which essentially is a giant spillway. There is a clearly defined trail on the left side of the river before the dam. There is a defined trail to the lower pool of the Etowah River. It is rocky, uneven and there’s a concrete drop off that one has to pass. For one person, portage would be difficult. For two people, portage is much easier.
The GKF Shootout target species of fish was bass. The water in spots was gin clear. And we saw a wide variety of fish as we floated by; striper, bream, carp, drum, something that looked like a 8 inch creek chub. The Etowah River is loaded with different species of fish!
Next up is the Chttahoochee River Shootout
Georgia Kayak Fishing is the State of Georgia’s Largest Kayak Fishing Club. We hold events and tournaments throughout the year. check our Event Page for the next GKF Adventure!
Click link below for Etowah River Shootout Bass Tournament Video…
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