Smithgall Woods - Dukes Creek, GA

Sections 1 & 3

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
8:30am to 1:30pm
Best Fishing Time
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Water Level
Derek Moon

Fish Caught

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
3 10" #18 Black WD40
3 10"
Total: 3 fish Top Patterns: WD40 (3)


Sunny X X
Air Temp High/Low
68.0°F / 39.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
51% Full (Last quarter)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Tyler Moon


No waypoints were saved with this outing.


Because of the pandemic, the van was not running which meant we either had to join the masses in section 1 or take the walk to sections 2/3/4. We decided to take the walk which turned out to be a mistake. I believe there was just as many people that way as on section 1. So, we ended up walking back and going to section 1 around 11 AM. Unfortunately, we were then fishing second-hand waters. I ended up catching 3 small ones and Tyler didn't catch anything. Obviously a very disappointing day for both of us.

Considering we were only at Smithgall for the first session, we had planned to explore Waters creek in the afternoon. We drove over there and found the WMA to be completely closed because of the pandemic. So, we left there and went to Smith Creek where we landed another 5 stockers.

Not a great day but good to finally get out of the house and catch a few fish. We did get our exercise; we ended up walking a total of 9.5 miles by the end of the day.