Guided Fishing Trips Across the Mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina
THE TOCCOA RIVER -- north Georgia's longest cold-water river -- collects springs, seeps, branches and creeks in the high forestlands of Fannin and Union counties.
All that clear and cold water eventually grows large enough to provide winter, spring, summer and fall opportunities to float-fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout in both the upper and lower river, which is the spine of trout fishing in Fannin County -- the official Trout Capital of Georgia. Whether you're fly-fishing or tossing lures with spinning gear, the Toccoa River offers trout-fishing for all skill levels -- from novice to pro!
Float dry flies, strip streamers, tumble nymphs ... or cast spoons, spinners and jigs! Boulder runs, deep pools, long feeding lanes, shady lay-downs and rippling shoals hold the brookies, browns and 'bows that make up the catch all along our float trips.
Fish average 12 to 15 inches long, but trophy brown and rainbow trout -- 18 inches and larger! -- frequently surprise anglers with smashing strikes, spectacular jumps and driving runs. Even larger trout are sometimes seen ... and hooked!
After collecting in Lake Blue Ridge, the "lower Toccoa" pours from Blue Ridge Dam into a 14-mile-long tailwater trout fishery that begins just beyond the city limits of Blue Ridge and ends at the border town of McCayesville on the Georgia-Tennessee state line. Float trips run during low-water periods on three segments, from 2 to 6 miles long between Tammen Park (Blue Ridge) and Horseshoe Bend Park (McCaysville).
The year-round cold water of the lower Toccoa supports a prolific bug and forage population that feeds a thriving trout fishery that challenges the reputation for Georgia's finest tailwater trout fishery. Both wild and stocked brown and rainbow trout take anglers' flies of all kinds under catch-and-release fishing ethics to protect this long-standing fishery in the Trout Capital of Georgia.
When the power generators at Blue Ridge Powerhouse are idle, our fully equipped trout-fishing drift-boats depart the landings depending on daily water flows. Your guide safely carries you to the river's clear-water pools, runs, lanes and holes where trout take flies, spinners and spoons. Wading shoals offer fishing on foot, too, from time to time while floating one of three river segments in both half-day and full-day trip options.
Guided fishing includes guide/boat, rods/reels, lures/flies, tackle accessories and bottled water. Full-day trips include deli-styled lunch. Anglers are personally responsible for proper fishing licenses, proper waders/boots (as required).
TRIP PRICING PER ONE/TWO ANGLERS