Fishing Guides 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!
The beautiful "upper river" float trips take place on the Toccoa through the community of Dial. Along its path here, it flows through pastoral lands and among high ridges -- all adding to the outstanding experience found by fly-rodders and spin-tackle anglers alike.
The 5-mile float includes the mile-long "delayed harvest" section of the Toccoa, where catch-and-release fishing regulations from Nov. 1 to May15 keep fish numbers high and the action swinging!
Brookies, browns and 'bows make up the catch all along the float, with fish averaging 12 to 15 inches, along with some true trophy trout caught frequently.
Anglers meet your guide at riverside in the area of Dial for put-in to float-fish the upper Toccoa River. Water flows are cold and strong from November through early summer, affected only by rainfall on this freestone river that occasionally grows into flood stage, especially in late winter/early spring.
Guides support both fly-fishing and spin-fishing tactics, using only flies and artificial lures. Float trips carry you through prime upper river trout water holding brown, brook and rainbow trout. Catches occasionally include large, lake-run rainbows. Wading shoals offer fishing outside the boat, too, when water levels permit.
Guided fishing includes both half- and full-day options. All trips include 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