Cohutta Fishing Company's 2nd Annual Southern Bassapalooza fly tourney is June 25, 2016, in Georgia. I suppose if you catch a trout at this event you will raise a few eyebrows, as the event is focused on striperXwhite bass hybrids, white bass, spotted bass, shoal bass, and of course the local favorite, Mr. Largemouth Bass.
Tournament competitors can fish any river within a 60 mile radius of Cohutta Fishing Company. Participants may not fish lakes or ponds. It’s a catch and release only competition; all fish must be handled in a sportsman like manner. The entry fee is $150 per team. Each team must consist of 2 anglers, and must possess a photo capable phone. Each teammate must fish from the same vessel. (i.e. jet boat, Jon Boat, drift boat, Canoe, etc.)
Only fly fishing equipment may only be used and or possessed by participants during the contest. Only artificial flies only can be used; no conventional tackle—no scented or soft plastic 'fluke' style of lure can be used or in the possession of any participant during the contest. To enter a fish for judging, participants must submit a picture of the angler holding the fish. A second picture must be taken with the fish lying on the measuring device with the tournament credential card and length clearly visible. Fish must be measured to the nearest quarter inch mark, participants must send the judges their estimated score for approval for each fish.
Tournament begins at daylight on June 25, 2016. Participating fly fishermen will meet at Floyds Landing at 5 p.m. for the awards ceremony. Contact Cohutta Fishing Company for more 770- 606-1100.