Toccoa Tailwater- The Tailwater has been hit or miss lately, big fish are being caught this time of year but you need the right conditions to coax them into eating. If the stars align and you get a nice overcast day try throwing streamers- Sex Dungeons, Sparkle minnows, and Peanut Envys are a few good choices. If the fish aren’t chasing streamers then try nymphing your favorite runs with a Black or Brown stonefly like a Pat’s Rubberlegs or a Tung Stone size 8-10 with a Hare’s Ear or Soft Spot Jig size 16 below. If you see some rising fish this time of year it will most likely be to Midges and BWOs- for these fish try a Sprout Baetis or Sprout Midge size 18-22.
Toccoa DH- The Toccoa DH is high right now but fishing well, as the water drops this week the wade fishing should become safe and the fishing should remain excellent. Typical flies for this time of year include Eggs, Mop Flies, Squirmy Worms, and Streamers such as Kraft’s Kreelex, Sparkle Minnows, and Wooly buggers. Look for the water levels to drop below 350 CFS before you jump in the water.
Etowah River- The Etowah is high and muddy from last week’s rain. Water Temps have dipped into the low 50’s and with the low temps fish will be sluggish until we see some warmer weather. If you plan on fishing the Etowah try fishing flashy streamers deep and slow. Spinnerbaits and shakey heads will work if the fly bite is weak.
Check the Generation schedule before you plan your trip! We do not recommend that you float the Etowah if Allatoona dam is releasing water. We do not recommend wading the Toccoa if the TVA is releasing water. Check the Release Schedules and be safe!
Allatoona Dam Release Schedule- (706) 334-7213