The Blue Ridge Area fishing report courtesy of our outfitting partner, Fly Fishing North Georgia.
The Toccoa Tailwater is generating 24/7 with no end in sight. The average outflow from the generator is 2600cfs, which is very tough to fish. Float the Tailwater won’t be a good option either due to the flows being too high and fast. The Tennessee Valley Authority was giving us a break earlier in the week; however, the flows were still way too high. I received reports from a few friends with property on the Tailwater saying the water was close to their porches. Looking ahead, it doesn’t look like the TVA is going to give us a break anytime soon. With the water almost flooding cabins, they will likely continue trying to move that water downstream until it gets to a decent level.
The Delayed Harvest section of the Toccoa is still way too high. As of Wednesday, the average outflow was 1408cfs. The water is starting to drop from all the rains we had the previous week; however, it is still too high. Looking ahead, we will likely get a few more showers this weekend, but next week is predicted to be sunny or cloudy. Hopefully the rain will continue to give us a break so the water can continue to drop.Unfortunately, it’s likely the DH won’t be fishable for at least a few more weeks!
Smaller Mountain Streams would be the most promising. The water level is still likely to be higher than usual; however, they shouldn’t be as muddy. If you decide to get out this weekend, make sure you bring your Wading Staff, Heavy Flies, and Split Shot. Smaller Streams around Coopers Creek and Rock Creek should be fairly good fishing as long as you can get deep enough. Looking ahead, rains are predicted to come this weekend; however, smaller water is the best option to get on some fish right now.
We’re approaching spring quickly – our guide calendar is filling up! Now is the time to be thinking about booking for the season. If you have any questions, give us a shout at either shop. Cartersville: (770) 606-1100. Blue Ridge: (706) 606-1100
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