Day One, Round Two!

Today was my first day back for my second round as a fisheries technician seasonal on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Stream Survey Team. I was so excited to get back into the swing of things with my amazing bosses, and getting out & getting wet in Georgia's streams. My day started at 5:00... Continue Reading →

South Fork Conservancy 2018 Creek Rising

Last night, I was fortunate enough to attend the South Fork Conservancy's 2018 Creek Rising event with my dad at Zonolite Park. This is an annual event held to thank the sponsors and to show the future plans for the trails/parks along the creek. My dad helped design the amazing pedestrian bridge and outlooks that... Continue Reading →

Trout Fishing in Georgia

This past Sunday, my fiancé, Mark, took me trout fishing for the first time up at Wildcat Creek. Wildcat Creek is located west of Lake Burton in the Chattahoochee National Forest and is about a two and a half hour car ride from Atlanta. After getting five Rainbows out of the two main holes beneath... Continue Reading →

2018: here’s the plan

My 2017 ended with a very busy holiday season that included me getting engaged to the love of my life (shoutout to Mark), slacking on blog posts, creating a new Peach State Fish shirt, and wishing for warmer weather to make exploring a little bit more enjoyable. It's now 2018, a fresh new start for... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas (Darter)!

Happy Holidays from the one and only Christmas Darter, Etheostoma hopkinsi! Most of the darter species in GA are beautifully colored, but I must say one of the most surprising colorations comes on the Christmas Darter, Etheostoma hopkinsi. I like to describe them as surprising because we found them in creeks that I wouldn't have... Continue Reading →

Georgia Bass Slam!

Have y'all heard of the Georgia Bass Slam??? If not you should check out the GA DNR page and try and complete it yourself! (Link at the bottom of post) Did you know that Georgia has a high abundance of Black Bass species? Did you know that Black Bass species are the most sought after... Continue Reading →

The Studs of the Wild

Studfish are in the fundulidae family (topminnows and killifish) and the males are definitely studs with their colorations. The two studfish I've seen the most are the Northern Studfish, Fundulus catenatus, and the Southern Studfish, Fundulus stellifer. The hard part is remembering which is which, but there is one obvious physical characteristic to tell them apart (other... Continue Reading →

What’s Next?

Since my seasonal job with the DNR just ended, most people ask me the same question: "What do you want to do next?". This question usually scares me, but I've decided to face it head on. Growing up I always followed my heart and focused on doing what I'm passionate about. Unfortunately, once you make... Continue Reading →

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