Unicoi Outfitters is north Georgia's premier guide service and fly fishing outfitter, located on the Chattahoochee River near alpine Helen. Look for fishing reports, gear and book reviews, and general musings here from our staff and guides.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Big Game Fishing

Unbeknownst to most Unicoi Outfitters Liar's Club members, there exists a "secret society" of big game fishermen, headquartered from, and living within a few short miles of these quaint North Georgia fly shops. A few troubled souls who willfully lay down the long rods and pick up the short rods of the stand-up big game fisherman in pursuit of Yellowfin Tuna, Mako Shark, wahoo and billfish in the fish-rich waters of the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Men who are just as comfortable with the Aftco flying gaff as they are with the Brodin catch and release net.

After two weather cancellations this winter, this coming weekend, March 14-17, we plan to make another attempt at this cornucopia of fishing action.

(In the past 2 weeks, a few 200 lb yellowfin tuna, 3 Mako's in excess of 600lbs (including one within 70lbs of an all time IGFA All-Tackle world record, and several big wahoo have been brought to gaff in this area)

We are taking the big Mako Marine 314 into the heart of the fishing action, Venice, LA, and hope to return with stories of high seas adventure. As of right now, Capt. Dave, Bruce, and one-time fishing guide and shop monkey Chuck Head, turned stockbroker (who probably wishes he still was a fishing guide), are ready for action. (Other Liar's club members are invited, if you have the Kahunas!).

Hope to post pictures next week!!!

For you who don't know of the "secret society" that exist on the edge of otherwise gentle Unicoi Outfitters Fly Shop, Unicoi Outfitters is an FFL dealer who will gladly outfit you with a fine big-game rifle or the perfect upland side by side shotgun. We are also a Shimano "Top-Shelf" dealer and can supply all your needs for Shimano pro-shop products such as Tiagra Trolling Reels, Calais and Calcutta baitcasting reels, Stella, Sustain, or Saratoga Spinning reels and all the pro-shop Shimano Rods that go along with them. We will also happily order for you any of the St. Croix line of premium spinning and baitcasting rods.

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