Exploring Georgia / Fishing Lake Burton & Wildcat Creek

Thursday, August 10, 2017


After a late night of working on the house, Mark and I woke up early this past Saturday to drive into the mountains. A long-postponed fishing trip was on the books and we were determined to make it happened — sleep deprivation and all. Luckily, the sight of Lake Burton in the early morning made it worth it. It was cool and quiet up there and I spent most of the morning bundled up in my sweatshirt having all the fall feelings. 

We met up with Mark's little cousins at a trout hatchery at the base of Lake Burton. The trout weren't biting this particular morning, but the kids caught loads of little brims and one big, ugly catfish. Their excitement was contagious and it was fun to watch them have so much fun with just a fishing pole. We hiked a little up Wildcat Creek and ate PB&Js on the side of the river before calling it a day. I'm always happy when we can squeeze in a trip to the mountains and it's nice to know this beautiful spot isn't too far away the next time we feel the need to escape our remodeling chaos. 



Burton Trout Hatchery
3695 Hwy. 197 N.
Clarkesville, GA 30523

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