Georgia Fly Fishing

Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the mountain system of the Appalachians. The central piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state.

Nestled in the southernmost reaches of the Appalachians, course some of the finest trout streams in the southeast.
Most anglers are not aware that in the state of Georgia flow nearly 4,000 miles of trout waters, more than half of which lie in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. The streams are typically small, clear creeks, difficult to access, but loaded with deep pools and hungry trout.

Brook trout have been on the decline in Georgia streams for years and most streams are augmented from the stocking of rainbow trout. Most Georgia trout streams have special regulations.

Some of the finest trout waters in Georgia are Dicks, Noontootla and Waters Creeks, and the West Fork of the Chattooga, Jacks, Conasauga, Toccoa and the Chattahoochee Rivers.

Except for the Toccoa and Chattahoochee Rivers, both tailwaters, anglers can get by with ultra-light spinning gear or lightweight fly fishing rods and hip waders. An 8-foot, 4-weight would work on most Georgia streams although you could go shorter on the small creeks and larger on the tailwaters.

For the mountain streams, you might have to hike a bit and the terrain is sometimes challenging, but well worth the effort. It’s hard to believe as developed as the southeast has become the last half of the century, that wilderness streams still exist. If you go, and you want to find solitude, find a trail along the Conasauga and you’ll see what we mean.

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Hatch Chart for Southern Appalachians

Georgia Fly Fishing Articles
Blue Ridge Mountain Fishing
The Blue Ridge mountains has some of the best fly fishing, and bass fishing…Check out our Lakes, Rivers and Trout Streams in North Georgia Mountains, Western North Carolina, Tennessee River Valley &
The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is not a native trout fishery; nor, is it considered a destination fishery. However, this artificially created fishery is the only trout water in the immediate
Chattahoochee River
GORP – Chattahoochee River Georgia . Outdoor recreation at GORP – Chattahoochee River Georgia, including hiking, scenic driving and wildlife watching….
Chattahoochee River Keeper
the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund, Inc., is an independent environmental advocacy organization dedicated solely to protecting the Chattahoochee River
Conasauga River
Conasauga River System – Wilderness Trout Fishing in Georgia…
Cumberland Island – Georgia’s Gem by Capt. John Kumiski
– by Capt. John Kumiski
Dahlonega is located in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and one third of the county is in the Chattahoochee National Forest making Dahlonega a great place for trout fishing.
Dukes Creek
North Georgia Trout Fishing Unicoi Outfitters
Foothills Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Georgia Foothills Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Georgia fishing license
buy Georgia fishing license online
Georgia fly fishing locations and species
Chattahoochee River, Flint River, Calloway Gardens
fishing St Simons Island from Captain Mark Noble
Holly Creek
Conasauga River System – Holly Creek…
Jacks River
The Jacks River is the major tributary of the Conasauga in the headwaters region, and, in fact, it is a slightly larger stream than the Conasauga.
Middle Georgia Lakes to Get Stripers Instead of Hybrids
WRD biologists outline a plan that would phase out hybrid stocking over the next five years in lieu of stripers.
Mill Creek Mountaintown Creek
Conasauga River System – Mill Creek & Mountaintown Creek…
Mill Creek & Moutaintown creek
Mill Creek is a small stream that flows off the western side of the Cohutta WMA to join the Conasauga on its southward course.
North Georgia Trout
Your complete North GA trout fishing page. Lots of reports and maps
North Georgia Trout Online
NGTO is an electronic periodical dedicated to the sport of trout fishing and the conservation of trout habitat in North Georgia and the Southern Appalachians. The mission of NGTO is to provide an info
Red Stick Fly Fishers
fly fishing club with a great web site
The Soque
“Big Fish” Soque River waters are privately managed fisheries in N. Georgia (near Helen & Batesville, GA) and are known for their Trophy Trout waters.
Tips & Techniques on fly fishing in GA
a collection of advice, tips, techniques, and newsletters regarding fly tying, entomology, and fly fishing

Georgia Hatch Charts
Southern Appalachian Small Stream Flies
Hatch Chart for Southern Appalachians
Northeast Georgia hatch chart

Georgia Fly Fishing Maps
Chattahoochee National Forest rivers and streams map
Trail map showing Bull Mountain fishing streams
Conasauga River System Area Map

Georgia Fly Fishing Reports
Fly Fishing West Georgia reports
GA Reports
Chatahoochee, Toccoa, Mountain Streams, Tuckaseegee, Hiawasee, Nantahala, Watauga, Holston rivers
Georgia fishing reports
Georgia Outdoor News Fishing reports

Georgia Fly Fishing Forums

NGTO Message Board
Georgia RSFF Forums
Red Stick Fly Fishers Forum

Georgia Fly Fishing Shops

The Fish Hawk
279 Buckhead Ave, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-237-3473
Fly Box Outfitters
840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Suite 568, Kennesaw, GA 30144; (678) 594-7330
Unicoi Outfitters
7280 S. Main Street, Helen, Georgia 30545, (706) 878-3083
Upper Hi Fly Fishing & Outfitters
Fieldstone Marina, 3375 US Hwy 76, W. Hiawassee, GA 30546, (706) 896-9075
Spring Creek Anglers
2490 Sharondale Dr. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305-3808, 404-412-0250
Reel Em In Guide Service
2490 Sharondale Dr. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305-3808, 404-412-0250

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