Toccoa River Rental Cabin - Located in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Fishing in North Georgia
Fishing North Georgia First step:
Get a Fishing License for Blue Ridge, GA. You can get a
Georgia Fishing License Online. Second Step:
Fish by the fish attractors at Lake Blue Ridge!!
video clips for the location of the fish
attractors to improve your odds (make your kids think you're a rock star),
or ignore if you're a hardcore sportsman.
Then try the 3,290 acre reservoir on the Toccoa River near Blue Ridge,
Georgia. The Tennessee Valley Authority operates the reservoir, so you
should check the water release times for safety and to improve your odds of
catching some of the cool water fish. Call the TVA 1-800-238-2254 for
automated generation schedule before heading out on the Toccoa River below
the Lake Blue Ridge dam. Note the river is easily navigated by canoe, tube,
or small boat and you can wade in several places.
At Lake Blue Ridge you're likely to encounter bluegill, largemouth bass,
white bass, rainbow trout, yellow perch, and walleye (spring to fall - best
at night due to the clear water). Visit the GDNR for more fishing tips on
how to catch these monsters!
Georgia Trout Fishing - General Info
Fly fishing enthusiasts consider the lower Toccoa River a dream, so bring
your fly rod and woolly buggers. Trout represent 75% of the lower Toccoa
River game fish, which the WRD stocks annually with traditional rainbows and
brown trout adults and fingerlings. The river supports natural reproduction,
so most of these wild and hold over trout behave naturally for great fishing
and taste great! The average size is 9" but it's not unlikely to land a 12"
to 16" trout with the occasional 20" big boy.
Georgia has roughly 4K miles of trout streams that are stocked and regulated
to meet the demands of 100K+ trout anglers. The Wildlife Resources Division
and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock our Georgia streams with rainbow,
brown and brook trout from late March through August. So read the
information below to help you plan a great fishing trip in Blue Ridge and
2008 Trout Season: opens March 29, 2008 - closes October 31, 2008
2009 Trout Season: opens March 28, 2009 - closes October 31, 2009
Georgia Delayed Harvest Streams (great for beginners)
Fannin County - Toccoa River near Blue Ridge
White County - Smith Creek 2 counties over from Blue Ridge
Click the following link for more trout fishing rules, stream maps, special
regulations and delayed harvest steams.