Fly fishing in Georgia is almost year around. The season officially begins in March and goes through October.
It’s easy to pick up a fishing license from a nearby outfitter or to purchase one online for those 16 and older. Go for the day or longer!
Where To Go
- North Georgia
The communities of Blue Ridge and Clarkesville in the North Georgia mountains are two of the best places for fly fishing around, especially for trout because of the cold water.Blue Ridge is considered to be the state’s trout fishing capital with dozens of outfitters on the Toccoa River. But the smaller creeks like Rock, Cooper and Noontootla creeks also offer trout fishing.
Atlanta & Farther South
There are plenty of opportunities to advance your fly fishing skills, or just to learn in Georgia.
- The Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventures is an annual event in Blue Ridge that brings in avid anglers every April. It has live music, food and more.
- Spring Creek Anglers Fly Fishing School in Cumming offers instruction year-round and offers guided catch-and-release trips.
- Unicoi Outfitters is located in Helen’s section of the Chattahoochee River and has classes on fly fishing and fly tying.
Want to see more? Visit ExploreGeorgia.com