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Old 05-14-2018, 03:58 PM
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Dial ďMĒ for Murder Creek

We have seen and crossed Murder Creek several times over the last two plus years, but we have never been on it. Friends have told me about the falls and shoals but all I knew about it came from Google Images and what I had configured in my own mindís eye. The name alone pricks a spirit of adventure, suspense and intrigue but why would a 65-year-old man and a dog take off alone to see the falls for themselves? That is like asking why a perfectly good Chipmunk would swim across Crooked Creek in the middle of the day.



I call it a ďHankeriníĒ. We all have a hankeriní for something and today Max and I hankered to see the falls for ourselves.

It wasnít planned at all. In fact, the idea for our adventure was conceived at IHOP this morning during breakfast. I simply asked a good friend which way the shoals were from the bridge on the Gray highway. I was told they were upstream and it would not be too far (given my prior experiences) to paddle.

When I got home I ran the plan by Max, loaded the canoe and we drove the 17 miles from the Captainís Quarters to the Hwy 129 bridge.





I donít know the story behind the name of the creek but as we paddled the half hour or so upstream to the shoals I knew (much like Dorothy in Oz) that we ďwerenít in Kansas anymore.Ē In fact, as we cruised past the quaint abodes along the way I felt like I was more in Bayou country than Middle Georgia.











As we glided past these docks I began to experience another type of hankering. Out of nowhere I wanted to swap out my peanut butter crackers for a bowl of dirty rice or at least a sack of Cajun Porkskins.

Soon we were out of earshot of the bridge and I began to listen for moving water. To enhance this process, I turned both hearing aids up to full throttle. It wasnít long before I heard running water and soon we were at the shoals!!



Was I pleased? The area was all I expected and so much more!! As I gazed upon this little speck of Godís creation I knew the ďMĒ word should be Majestic!













Although this stream also flows into Lake Sinclair, the beauty of the area is very much different than our own Crooked Creek. I also knew by looking at the docks that the water level here can fluctuate quite a bit. All in all, our trip today was certainly time well spent.











We didnít intend to fish today. We were exploring. But I can assure you that it wonít be too long until we have another hankeriní to dial ďMĒ for Murder Creek!

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Old 05-14-2018, 07:15 PM
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Thanks now I have to go. I thank I see some brim I need to catch.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:27 PM
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Thanks now I have to go. I thank I see some brim I need to catch.
Please keep me posted. It looked pretty fishy to me.
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I’ve caught many many fish out of the creek. Bream fishing is always good as is catfish. My father and I use to catch stripers in the summer at the base of the shoals back in the sixties. Still fish Murder creek but up the river a ways. There is a forest service road that comes in at the east side of falls. Party crowd hits it hard on weekends.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:48 AM
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Iíve caught many many fish out of the creek. Bream fishing is always good as is catfish. My father and I use to catch stripers in the summer at the base of the shoals back in the sixties. Still fish Murder creek but up the river a ways. There is a forest service road that comes in at the east side of falls. Party crowd hits it hard on weekends.
Jeff
Great info and thanks! I don't fish weekends nor do I party so that isn't an issue for me. Would love for you to join me and teach me the ropes sometime!
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Nice pic's as usual Cap'n,,,, Max looked a little out of place,,,, not his home creek,,,,
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Great info and thanks! I don't fish weekends nor do I party so that isn't an issue for me. Would love for you to join me and teach me the ropes sometime!
I donít party either. Fish often and would love to join you sometime. Retired so donít do nothing much but fish and fool around garden and yard. Live in Eatonton
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:31 AM
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Mr. Horace, That is a creek I would love to explore also. I have went up Rooty creek which is right by our house there and it is beautiful there too. Maybe we can all get together this summer and take a run up Murder creek. I need to find a good hole that holds some good small catfish also. I can deal with some bream too.
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Mr. Horace, That is a creek I would love to explore also. I have went up Rooty creek which is right by our house there and it is beautiful there too. Maybe we can all get together this summer and take a run up Murder creek. I need to find a good hole that holds some good small catfish also. I can deal with some bream too.
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I donít party either. Fish often and would love to join you sometime. Retired so donít do nothing much but fish and fool around garden and yard. Live in Eatonton
If you'd like to meet up one morning at the Eatonton Huddle House or the Waffle House near the Little River Marina just shoot me a message!

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Awesome posts and great
Pictures. I especially like the one of
Max looking at the shoals.😀 The post and pictures is a reminder to slow down and enjoy Gods creation.
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Great trip you had.
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I was going down there tomorrow to try and fish. But with all the rain this week do you think it's blown out to much to catch any?
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We went today only got 1 small bass. Seen a lot of dead catfish..
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