Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Striped Bass and Spotted Bass on the Etowah
$400 (4 hours-6 hours)
6wt-10wt Fly rods with floating and sinking lines with top water and streamers, Medium to Heavy action spinning/casting rods with soft plastic and swimbait style shad imitations. Braided fishing line is highly recommended.
Includes: Snack and cold beverages (full lunch optional), Rods/Reels upon request and leaders/tippets, flies.
*Note: The guide will provide a number of Flies and Lures but we encourage anglers to be prepared with some flies and lures as well. The shop has a great selection of these flies.
The lower Etowah below Allatoona dam is a beautiful and historic warm water fishery providing year round fishing for a number of different warm water species. We primarily fish the Etowah out of a 16 ft Clacka Craft drift boat utilizing a small ‘kicker’ engine to reach the most productive water efficiently. The most famous or ‘infamous’ species to target in the Etowah is the Striped Bass that run up from Lake Weiss. The timeframe to target stripers in the Etowah generally ranges from May-September. Anglers who want to pursue striped bass in the river must come prepared to throw saltwater weight fly rods with large baitfish flies. Striper fishing is usually more about quality over quantity. In addition to the stripers, the Etowah boasts a healthy population of trophy sized Spotted Bass which can be targeted from March until the end of October. We encourage both fly and spin fishing on our Etowah float trips seeing as utilizing both tactics can increase catch rates and accommodates more skill levels.