Get your rod and reel ready and pick up some bait: The trout are biting on the Chattahoochee River.
And if you catch enough of them in the 24th annual Helen Trout Tournament, you can earn more than just a nice fish fry.
Saturday’s tournament runs from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Helen Chamber of Commerce Festhalle, 1074 Edelweisse Strasse. For a $15 entry fee, anglers can compete for $2,000 in prizes, including a $500 tagged trout named for Milton Davis.
The Chamber and DNR are stocking the river with 200-300 pounds of trophy-sized fish, with tagged fish earning prizes. A Georgia fishing license with a trout stamp is required, and all participants must follow state fishing rules.
Registration is set for 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Festhalle. The prize drawing is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact the Helen Chamber at 706-878-1619, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or website www.helenchamber.com; or Welcome Center at 800-858-8027, email email@example.com, or website www.helenga.org.