Currently, trout streams are designated either seasonal or year-round. But, what if that designation were to change? Agency staff recently evaluated the effects of removing the “trout season” entirely and opening all trout waters to year-round fishing. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division would like to have your input on this topic at two upcoming public scoping meetings.
Public input is important when considering any changes to fishing regulations, so these scoping meetings will provide an opportunity for interested citizens to hear more about the reasoning and research behind these possible changes from WRD staff, and have a chance to ask questions and provide feedback.
Two public scoping meetings are scheduled. People who plan to attend are also encouraged to tell others who may be interested in participating. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13
Fair Street Neighborhood Center
715 Fair Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Red Top Mountain State Park
Conference Center/Park Office
50 Lodge Road, SE
Acworth, GA 30102
For more information about the meeting locations, call the Gainesville fisheries management office at 770-535-5498. For more information about trout fishing in Georgia, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/Fishing/Trout.