North Georgia Fly Fishing

Guest Blogger: Georgia Wild Trout Fly Fishing Guide Service

Georgia is not known for having many of the accolades that come with most of the trout fisheries out west, but still offers excellent opportunities for anglers to get outdoors and experience the sport of fly fishing. The different opportunities you can find across the state make Georgia a near perfect location for beginning fly anglers to learn and hone their craft. Add that to the scenic back drop of the North Georgia mountains and the remoteness of Southern Appalachia, and you can see why many locals of the Southeastern U.S. gravitate to trout streams. In Georgia there are 4 distinct types of trout fisheries that each offer something different to anglers. Stocked Trout Streams, Wild Trout Streams, Private Water Trout Streams, and Tailwater Trout Streams can all be approached very differently and often require different tactics for success.

North Georgia’s Tailwater Trout Streams
Georgia has two year-round tailwater trout streams that each receive a good amount of attention from anglers. The Toccoa River tailwater below Lake Blue Ridge and the Chattahoochee River below the Lake Lanier Dam offer great angling opportunities for local and out of state visitors. The Toccoa sees many more out of town visitors as its tucked into the foothills of Blue Ridge while many more locals find their way onto “The Hooch” in metro Atlanta.

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