Northwest of Dahlonega near Margret, the Upper Toccoa River is an ideal float river when in search of stocked rainbow trout. The Upper Toccoa River starts in Union County and runs 30 miles to Blue Ridge Lake while passing through a mix of public and private lands. A good starting point to float the upper sections is the Deep Hole Recreation Area and a good one-day float heads down to Dial. Keep in mind that this is mostly a Class I/II float, but there are some borderline Class III rapids, which can be ported around.
The DH section is about two miles in length starting at Sandy Bottoms Canoe Launch and ends about 200 yds above the old metal Shallowford Bridge off of Aska Road in Blue Ridge. To reach the bridge from Blue Ridge, follow Aska Road for about 10 miles and then turn to head across the old metal bridge known as Shallowford Bridge. After crossing the bridge, turn right for about 100 to 200 yards heading upstream. This is the beginning of the DH section and should be fishable for about 1.5 to 2 miles heading upstream to Sandy Bottom canoe launch.
Overall, Upper Toccoa River is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 12 fly fishing spots in Georgia.