The Annual Raccoon Creek Workday in Paulding Forest WMA
On Saturday morning, the 6th of March, members of the North Paulding High School Fly Fishing & Cold-Water Conservation Club joined members of the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited for the annual workday near the remote headwaters of Paulding County’s most pristine stream, Raccoon Creek. For the past seven years, these two organizations have worked closely with Georgia DNR Biologist Brent Womack to clear and maintain trails, pick up trash, improve the stocking road and create a release area to facilitate safe stocking of hatchery-reared Rainbow Trout by DNR Fisheries personnel during the spring and early summer.
Raccoon Creek is one of the southernmost trout streams in the United States and is managed as a “Put & Take” fishery. In most years, by late summer, the water in this unique stream has warmed too much to support sustainable, year-round populations of trout. It is one of Paulding Counties' many hidden gems.
NPHS Fly Fishing Club & the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Samantha Johnson & Christine Hu
NPHS Fly Fishing & Cold Water Conservation Club