From the Publisher
"One of my favorite guides, and a great "take along" for interstate road-trips, is Trout Unlimited's Guide to America's 100 Best Trout Streams. It's a great way to see your state, or a state you're visiting."-www.troutworld.com
Praise for Sports Afield Guide to North America's Greatest Fishing Lodges, also by John Ross:
"Ross, a contributing editor to Sports Afield magazine, and Anders, a writer and editor for Country Inns magazine, have created an excellent companion guide for those who love to fish. Whether rustic settings with cooking facilities or full-service lodgings, they are in here. Beginning with the East and continuing through eight other areas of North America, the authors offer vital statistics, including fish species, season, rates, other possible activities, and a brief description of both the fishing and the lodging. They also offer useful travel tips, for example, on what and how to pack and information concerning shipping fish home. There is a brief list of references for each part of the country. A valuable tool for fishing travelers; recommended for all libraries."
"This smart, thorough guide covers more than 250 freshwater and saltwater fishing lodges in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Whether you enjoy stalking high-mountain brook trout on tiny flies or throwing wiggly worms to largemouth bass in southern swamps, you can find a destination resort, ranch, or wilderness floatplane drop-off that will satisfy your fishing needs and budget."
Read an Excerpt
Excerpt from pg. 31:
You can count on the thumb of your left hand the number of major cities in the South or anywhere else in the nation, for that matter, that have a great trout stream running through their centers. But that's just what the Chattahoochee brings to Atlanta, thanks to the frigid outflow from the base of Buford Dam about 45 miles north. The suburban 'Hooch is the section of river that gets all the glory, but high in its headwaters in the mountains above Helen, the river is quite good for both wild and stocked browns and rainbows.
Rising between Coon Den Ridge and Spaniards Knob where the southern Appalachians brush 4,000 feet, the Chattahoochee gathers its waters from beneath hemlocks, rhododendron, and azalea, and tumbling over granite boulders, runs thin and cold. This is native brook trout country. You can catch tiny trout of six inches or so, as gaily colored as the wildflowers that bloom in the spring woods. A 30-foot waterfall at Henson Creek protects the brookies from browns and rainbows lower down. The falls are a short hike from the Wilks Road, which branches off the Poplar Stump Road at Vandiver Branch, about a mile to the west. At that point the Poplar Stump Road is fairly high above the Chattahoochee, which is flowing in a gorge. There's less fishing pressure there, yet the fishing is very good, probably because the river is not easy to reach.