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03-07-2010, 09:18 PM
George T and I paddled the stretch of the Flint River between Highway 18 just east of Woodbury Georgia down to Waddell Shoals. This was the first time I have been here sense my childhood. As we came upon "Dripping Rock" I couldn't help but think " How could anyone doubt that there is a higher being? " I invite any one who wants to, to join us in this short trip. It takes maybe 3 hours by Kayak when the river is at mid-flow. You will encounter deep, lazy pools and shallow shoals . The fish didn't bite today but we didn't care, we had a great time anyway. We met a number of good people on the trip.and was granted access to a take out point and or launching point in the Cove and was told we were welcome to come anytime we wanted. I saw God's thumb print today in the beauty of the middle Flint and the people along the way.
03-07-2010, 10:54 PM
Good point Craig. I always am amazed at how the entire ecosystem works in one to be perfectly balanced to sustain not just our lives but everything else. It truly is a miracle that we're here and have breath. Its also a blessing to be in the USA, even in these hard times, considering what our standard of living still is compared to the rest of the world. The river always reminds me of how fortunate we are and soothes me and that is what I like about it, even if we don't catch fish.
I think its cool that you mentioned the nice people too because that is one thing about river bassin that I love the most and we don't talk about enough is how nice the people who get into it are. I am sure the river has some sort of calming or friendly influence to it, but almost everyone I have ever fished with has been a standup guy who is about conserving this great resource we have. They are also always willing to help out and go the extra mile for each other. Look at what Boyscout just did for us when he donated his knowledge and time to get us over here to this new forum WITH the old posts. Look at what so many here have done like PawPaw, Bruiser, Red Heron, Cole, Fish Taco, Jumpnfish, Lil PD River Rat, Deepstep, Redfish, Patrick Reif, Blake, SSF, Siler, Fishing Fanatic, Pip...etc. etc. there are too many to even list so I dont know why I am trying.
03-07-2010, 11:46 PM
Thanks for your reply Drew............. Enjoyed your wisdom of our rivers and the fish that inhabit them in Macon Georgia this weekend at the Bass Pro shop. Keep up the good work that you do and may God take a like'n to ya LOL............ See ya in the shoals soon I hope !
03-24-2010, 08:01 PM
I make the 18 to 36 float as often as i can and i have to agree with you in that that section of the flint is some of the most beautiful and calming scenery anywhere in central georgia, or anywhere for that matter. my first river float ever was on that section of river and i've been absolutely addicted to river fishing ever since. plus the fishing isn't too bad either. :)
03-24-2010, 08:22 PM
I have always said the overlook before you get to Sprewell Bluff is the most beautiful spot in the state of Ga. since it was shown to me in the late 70's. To this day I can't make a trip to the bluff without stopping either on the way in or out.
The river from 18 to 36, as Pirate said, is difficult to top.
03-24-2010, 11:35 PM
i'm fortunate enough to live just a few miles north of there and actually work in thomaston and on some pretty days i'll ride out there just to look at the river before work. It always makes my day a little better.
03-24-2010, 11:42 PM
I personally have met some of the finest people here on this site and in my river fishing adventures...I hope my son grows up with the charater and quality exhibited by the many members here, its an honor fellas, jeff
03-25-2010, 08:13 PM
I know I've said it pletty of times before, these rivers are an experience-fishing is just part of it. I've had more fun in the past year paddling and fishing these rivers; than I've had the past five years fishing saltwater. Oh, yea grat vibe on the forum too.
Some time have to hit these Geogria rivers: live in north Florida
03-25-2010, 09:14 PM
I too love the river...don't live on it but wish I did. I live about a mile from the Ocmulgee and will often just ride over it to see her. God has blessed me with the quick access to see her on a daily basis (for therapy i mean) when needed! Just the sheer power of her makes me humble...don't dare go to Juliette and feel the force coming over the fall. It will hypnotize you!
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