Fishing Report 1/24
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|The Toccoa River Tailwater this past weekend was spilling water at 200cfs; however, as of Tuesday, they have resorted back to spilling at 1400cfs. With the high water, I’d recommend throwing some streamer patterns in order to hopefully get a trout to chase. With rain only predicted to hit Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority does predict to spill water at 250cfs on Friday. Unless, you know the wadeable spots of the Tailwater, it will still be tough wading conditions; however, if they keep lowering it, there might be a chance to fish the Tailwater this weekend.
The Delayed Harvest section of the Toccoa is still way too high to wade. As of Wednesday morning, the flow was at 931cfs; however, it has risen due to the rains from Wednesday Afternoon. Eventually the DH will drop down to an adequate wading level; however, lately it seems the rain keeps coming in right as the water level begins to drop. Looking ahead to this weekend, it doesn’t look like the DH will be at an adequate level to wade.
Smaller Mountain Streams like Rock Creek and Coopers Creek are still the most promising to get on some fish this weekend. With rains only predicted to hit on Wednesday, they should be clear by the Weekend. Coffee Rubber Legs and small Rainbow Warriors have been working really well this time of year. Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails and Soft Spot Hare’s Ear Nymphs are working as well. There is still not a lot of dry fly action around this time of year; however, streamers and nymphs should be working well.
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!
Toccoa River Release Schedule
Toccoa River Delayed Harvest flows
Allatoona Dam Release Schedule- (706) 334-7213
Allatoona Dam Real Time Flows