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Toccoa River (Upper and Lower) 

Whether you’re looking to wade fish or float the Toccoa, it offers many options that will have you catching trout out of what may be the healthiest population in Georgia. 

Lake Blue Ridge divides the Toccoa into upper and lower sections, and has all three species of trout found in Georgia. This includes rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout (the only truly native trout to Georgia). However, the brook trout they stock in the Toccoa are not native. The Appalachian Strain of brook trout only live in typically smaller, higher elevation streams.

The river goes in and out of public and private access, but you’ll find that the public access points are stocked with trout throughout the year, some areas more so than others. 

Hiwassee River

The Hiwassee River flows northward into the water of Lake Chatuge, before continuing westward on its cascading path through far western North Carolina, near Murphy. This river is a lot of fun to fish, and is perfect for fly fishing. 

The catch is that a lot of the Hiwassee River’s banks are private. Hiring a guide who knows where to go is going to help you a lot. Our preference is float trips here, which allow you to cover miles of water.


The Chattahoochee National Forest covers approximately 749,549 acres of magnificent high mountains, rushing waterways, river gorges, waterfalls, wildflowers, and hardwood forest. We fish all the creeks in the Chattahoochee National Forest, and know many pristine places we’d love to show you. 

Part of the magic of fly fishing is not being crowded while you’re doing it or putting too much pressure on the fish, so we can’t reveal all our secret spots here. We fish all the creeks in the Chattahoochee National Forest. If you like small stream fishing to aggressive wild trout then this can be a really fun trip.