Guided Fly Fishing Trout Trips
We are located in the Trout Capitol of Georgia – Fannin County.
The Toccoa River, just outside of Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia can be divided in to two sections; the upper Toccoa river begins in mountains of the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest and eventually flows into Blue Ridge Lake. This portion of the river is seasonally stocked and has a state designated, catch and release and artificial only “Delayed Harvest” section through the Fall, Winter, and Spring.
The Lower Toccoa River, or the “Tailwater” Section, flows out of the bottom of Blue Ridge Dam and maintains cool water year-round. We offer both float and wade trips, fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Toccoa River and some of its tributaries.
Public Access Wade Trips (on foot) will take place on one of the access points on the Toccoa Tailwater. These trips are great for beginner fly anglers for trout or for those looking to learn the area, but we recommend avoiding these trips on busy weekends, as we may be limited by the size of the access and by the number of other people fishing! We can accommodate up to 4 anglers per access point.
Private Access Wade trips are done on one of four different streams, each one having its own character. These streams offer solitude, larger than average rainbow and brown trout, and the beautiful mountain scenery that many come to Blue Ridge searching for. We love these trips for both the beginner and advanced angler – newcomers to the sport will find these trips to be advantageous because the guide can spend more time with you and truly get you dialed in. The advanced angler will enjoy the technical challenge that true trophy trout fishing has to offer. Call us for details on the individual private streams – we will be more than happy to talk about what each venue has to offer!
Toccoa River Float Trips for Trout are done in either a Western-style drift boat or in framed fishing rafts, and your fishing guide will be rowing you down the river as well as putting you on fish. We can accommodate up to two anglers per boat. Half days are recommended on the Toccoa Tailwater, as this section is dam regulated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and generation doesn’t often allow us full day floats, but we will do our best to get in a full day when possible. These trips are known for producing better numbers of average sized rainbow and brown trout than you will find on a typical wade trip, as we cover more water. You also have a small chance at some of the true trophy-sized trout that reside in the Toccoa, but these fish are well educated and not easy to come by!
PUBLIC ACCESS WADE – HALF DAY
1 Angler: $200
2 Angler: $275
3 Angler: $350
4 + Call for Pricing
PRIVATE ACCESS WADE – HALF DAY
1 Angler: $275
2 Angler: $450
3 Angler: $575
4 + Call for Pricing
PRIVATE ACCESS WADE – FULL DAY
1 Angler: $450
2 Angler: $650
3 Angler: $850
4 + Call for Pricing
Half Day (4 hours): $350
Full Day (8 Hours): $450
Etowah River Striper and Spotted Bass
Float Trip (4-6 Hours): $450
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 time frame 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. We are fishing 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. We include snacks and cold beverages (full lunch optional), Rods/Reels upon request and leaders/tippets, flies. 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.
All of our trips are inclusive of gear – waders and boots, rod and reel, all terminal tackle, etc. The only thing we can’t provide on our trips is a state issued fishing license. A state Trout Stamp is also required on designated trout water. You can purchase a fishing license via the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website, here: https://www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com/
All bookings require a 50% deposit to reserve the date. If a cancellation is made within 7 days of the trip date we reserve the right to keep the deposit. Trip cancellations must be rescheduled at the time of cancellation, and only one trip reschedule may be requested before the deposit is forfeited. Cancellation notices made in advance of 7 days or cancellations made by the guide can be refunded or rescheduled without penalty.