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Trout Fishing in Georgia

  • Toccoa River
    The Toccoa is stocked with fish above Blue Ridge Dam about every other week during trout season. Most of it is on private land, but much of the section along Rt. 60, near the town of Margaret, flows through National Forest. The river below the dam is very broad in most areas, making it a good choice for fly fishermen. Trout are also stocked regularly in this section. A popular way to fish this area is to float-fish from the dam downstream approximately 15 miles to McCaysville. Use caution. Water levels can rise suddenly. Check dates and times for water releases from Blue Ridge dam at 800-238-2264

  • Shallowford Bridge - Above the Dam - Aska Road
    Shallowford Bridge is an old steel one-lane bridge over the Toccoa River. Fish under the bridge or along the dirt road to the right following the river on the Benton MacKaye Trail.

  • Tammen Park - Below the Dam - Appalachian
    Tammen Park is a very popular place to fly fish for trout in the Toccoa River below the Lake Blue Ridge Dam. This park also has ball fields, playground equipment, and picnic areas. Call in advance for water-release information 800-238-2264. 

  • Cooper's Creek: Hwy. 60 South between Morganton and Dahlonega
    This area offers camping, hiking, and trout fishing. Fishing in Cooper Creek and Mulky Creek for stocked and wild trout is popular. From Blue Ridge, take Highway 76 east to Morganton; turn right on Hwy. 60 south toward Dahlonega for 16 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4 for 6 miles. 

  • Noontootla Creek: Forest Service Rd. 58, southeast of Blue Ridge in the Blue Ridge Wildlife Mgmt. Area.
    The creek and its tributaries are managed to imitate a natural stream with an un-harvested trout population, to provide a unique experience that emphasizes catching wild trout for fun, rather than harvest. If you're lucky and catch a very rare trophy trout that is 16 inches or longer, you may keep it. All smaller trout must be released immediately. Artificial lures only. 

  • Jacks and Consauga Rivers: Forest Service Roads 22, 64 and 73 off State Rte. 2 west of Blue Ridge.
    Inside the Cohutta Wilderness there are 45 miles of fishing opportunities on the Jacks (March - October) and Conasauga Rivers (open year round). The Jacks is not stocked, but it contains reproducing trout populations. If you want real wilderness, this is the place. The Forest Service has a detailed map of the wilderness. It is wise to have this map if you plan a fishing or hiking trip to this wild area. 

  • For more information on lake levels and releases, please see www.tva.gov

  • Great Resource for Outdoor Activities in Georgia
  • Horseshoe Bend Park - Below the Dam - River Road off of Highway 60, McCaysville
    Horseshoe Bend Park is a beautiful park with good trout fishing on the Toccoa River. From Blue Ridge take Highway 5 into McCaysville. Turn right onto Highway 60 then drive a short distance and turn right on River Road. The park has a playground, picnic pavilions, and restrooms.

  • Rock Creek: Forest Service Rd. 69 off State Rte. 60, Between Morganton and Dahlonega
    The Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is located on Rock Creek. This creek and other nearby streams are stocked with trout from the federal hatchery, which is open year round. Rock Creek also supports good populations of wild trout, including native brook trout in some of the high elevation tributaries. This area is highly used.

  • Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Guides
    Call - 706-838-5515

  • Reel Angling Adventures - Bob Borgwat
    Call - 706-838-5259 or
    Call - 866-899-5259

  • Unicoi Outfitters - Metrela Brown
    Call - 706-632-1880

  • Upper River Adventures - Gene Rutkowski
    "Your Mountain Connection"
    Call - 800-206-8024

 Trout fishing in the mountains of North Georgia

There are over 100 miles of great trout fishing rivers,
creeks, and streams in the area.

  • Popular Fish Caught
    Rainbow, brown, and brook Trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bream, catfish, crappie, perch, walleye, pike, strippers, white bass, hybrid bass are among the most popular fish caught.

    Fishing license required 16 and older

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