Reel in Aquatic Adventure on Albany, Georgia’s Flint River
Posted on 5/8/2015 by Rashelle
Get up close and personal with Albany’s Flint River at the Cypress Point Canoe and Kayak Launch, opened in the autumn of 2014. After two years of construction and preparation, the public launch is finally ready for paddlers to take to the water and experience Albany’s natural resource in a new way. You’re welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one from Kayak Attack Adventure at 229-669-1259. Kayak Attack will deliver the equipment to your desired drop in point. Once you’re finished, give them a call and they will pick you up. Guided trips and private lessons are also offered. Traveling with younger children? Two person kayaks are available for rent as well.
The launch area is also an excellent place for a picnic or wildlife-watching. All kinds of family adventures can be had right here on one of our most important natural resources! Pack a lunch, a life vest and a camera, and take advantage of this fantastic new avenue to exploring nature, right here in downtown Albany. To see a video of the official opening of the launch and the first paddlers taking off, check out The Albany Herald’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrqsUKc744
For more aquatic adventures on the Flint, the Flint RiverQuarium offers options for all-day fly fishing classes and workshops led by Orvis-endorsed guide and fly fishing instructor Todd Rogers. Beginning at the RiverQuarium and moving out onto the river (or perhaps to a nearby plantation later in the day), Rogers will cover the basics of fly fishing; students will learn about necessary equipment, the basics of casting, knot-tying, tying a leader and rigging a rod though demonstrations and hands-on instruction, and will be able to fly fish on their own by the end of the class.
While many think of mountain streams when they think of fly fishing, the Flint River is a big draw for anglers because it is one of only three rivers in the country where they can fish for shoal bass. The Flint flows undammed for over 200 miles, and its shoals shelter the shoal bass. For more information or to register for a workshop, contact Melissa Martin, Flint RiverQuarium Education Manager, at (229) 639-2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.