Featured FLY FISHING RIVERS
East of Eton and Crandall, the Conasauga River has an abundance of brown trout, brook trout and wild rainbow trout. The 15 mile stretch through the Cohutta Wilderness Area is considered one of the top trout streams in the US.
Near Helen, the Dukes Creek is a popular area for rainbow trout and brown trout. The upper 7 miles of the creek are within the State of Georgia Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area (5,560 acres), which is a catch-and-release zone. It is well-known for its trophy trout.
Near Cleveland, the Dicks Creek is a popular fly-fishing area for rainbow and brown trout. You can expect to find both wild and stocked trout. This is definitely a local anglers favorite due to the huge trophy fish. If you are looking for wild trout, make sure to...
Near Clayton, the Chattooga River is a designated Wild & Scenic River known for its trout fishing. The Chattooga River runs 50 miles from the Appalachian headwaters to Lake Tugalo. Most fly fishing occurs in...
Near Helen, the upper Chattahoochee River is well-known for its stocked and wild brown and rainbow trout. The upper section for fly fishing on the Chattachoochee River is usually considered to be above Lake Sidney.
North of Atlanta, the lower section of the Chattahoochee is tailwater from Buford Dam that flows 48 miles southward into Atlanta to the Standing Peachtree Creek confluence. This outstanding lower section is quite popular with urbanites.
East of Eton and Crandall, the Jacks River has an abundance of brown trout, brook trout and wild rainbow trout. The river is mainly on public land in the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Cohutta Wilderness Area. The most sought after sections of river are in the wilderness area, especially the regions up and downstream of Jacks River Falls (60 ft).
Northwest of Dahlonega near Margret, the Noontootla Creek is known as a prime trout stream. It is located in the watershed of the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area. The headwaters are close to Winding Stair Gap and the stream flows north into the management area.
Southwest of Ellijay, the Mountaintown Creek is known for its rainbow trout and brown trout. Depending upon the section of the stream, the trout are either wild or stocked. The most popular section is the...
Northeast of Ellijay near Blue Ridge, the Lower Toccoa River offers 15 miles of tailwater flyfishing with little usage. The Lower Toccoa River starts at the tailwater below Blue Ridge Dam. There are plenty of deep pools separated by shoals where you can find the stocked rainbow and brown trout.