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Monday, February 12, 2024

Wood is Good!

How about a cool fish story and movie for your rainy Monday?

If you’re a trout or a trout angler, then you know that “wood is good!” And fallen trees indeed create “a beautiful mess” for resident specks, browns, and bows.

Here’s a nice article and wonderful six-minute video describing large woody debris loading in Tennessee headwater brook trout streams. 


Similar projects have been ongoing for years in Georgia via cooperative efforts among the US Forest Service, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, and Georgia Trout Unlimited volunteers. We appreciate those wood-loading efforts and hope they continue in the future.

Want to learn more about wood loading in trout streams? Want to be a part of those efforts? Then join a local Trout Unlimited chapter. You can find the list of Georgia chapters here:


Wood is good! That’s the bottom line for our headwater trout streams. Timberrrr!!!

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