Chattahoochee River

Atlanta Quality Hooch: Brown Trout on the Chattahoochee River

The Atlanta Chattahoochee River boasts of big brown trout. 

The Chattahoochee River has long been home to trout species such as rainbows and browns. The river, however, is notorious for its large brown trout.

What's to prevent the 'Hooch' from frequently producing these incredible fish?

Unfortunately, pollution.

The Chattahoochee swerves it way through the city of Atlanta and its suburbs with a population of well over 1 million people. It's one of the only rivers in the United States that makes its way through a giant metropolis.

While several smaller trout can be caught fly fishing or spinner fishing larger trout prefer streamers.

The Chattahoochee River Keeper is nonprofit enviornmental group tasked with maintaining clean, healthy water in the Hooch.

The Quality Hooch campaign in partnership with Orvis, Sweet Water Brewing, and many other supporters will work to provide water quality monitors. These monitors send cell frequencies directly to someone who can then advise the Chattahoochee River Keeper where pollution is at or coming from.

As an Atlanta native I can only hope this campaign takes off in order to further preserve the state's natural resource.

Help share this campaign not only for the benefit of the brown trout, but also for the water quality.

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