Hybrid Striped Bass
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I am contemplating a move to Georgia, about 1.5 hours east of Atlanta. If anyone has experience or knowledge of cold water, fly fishing opportunities points north of Atlanta I would welcome any information.
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Probably not much help but do a search on Google for top 100 trout streams. I am pretty sure there are a couple from north Georgia on there. I have no idea if that would even be accurate though.
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Do a search for NGTO forum. Plenty of info on that site.
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Not much in the way of trout fishing in that area east of Atlanta, you'd probably have a good little drive to North Georgia mountains to find trout.
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I've always heard of people fishing the tailwaters of Lake Lanier on the Chatahoochee River below Buford Dam. That's northeast of Atlanta, and apparently very good. I'd have to believe that'd be the closest spot to get into some trout.
Hybrid Striped Bass
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Originally Posted by
DrewFlu33 I've always heard of people fishing the tailwaters of Lake Lanier on the Chatahoochee River below Buford Dam. That's northeast of Atlanta, and apparently very good. I'd have to believe that'd be the closest spot to get into some trout.
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I have fished the hooch in Atlanta while there for work around a dozen times and absolutely hammered the fish. I believe it is delayed harvest until may.. it is easily wadeable and the river there is very wide. I was surprised at the amount of people flyfishjng. Everyone I encountered or talked to were very nice and helpful. I hit several caddis hatches in the evenings and the water absolutely boiled. It's a quick fix if you don't mind stocked fish. I hear the dam is better (big brown fish) but don't know about the wading options there.
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For a small drive north you can be to the Chattooga (for the record was where Deliverance was filmed) which is border of GA/SC and runs up into WNC. The portion of the upper Chattooga in WNC leads to tons of fishing close in WNC. Chauga is close by the Chattooga that has some trout opportunities as well. Sorry not much help for pure Georgia waters if 1.5 hrs east of Atlanta should put you in a reasonable trip to these areas. Dont overlook the bass and especially striper opportunities close to Atlanta. Want more info heard a good podcast while back by Itinerant Angler Podcast. Want to say it was about stripers in Etowah river.
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I believe an hour and a half east would put you in Athens? I lived right next to the hooch for about 7 years. I was more into bowhunting at the time (check out seek one productions on youtube or facebook and you'll know why). It's got some good trout fishing. I just wish I would've put down my bow and picked up a fly rod more often while i was down there. There was a 20 pound brown caught while I lived there if i'm not mistaken. I would check out UCCTU, they would have tons of information and theyre really a great group. I personally loved some of the brook trout fishing in the Toccoa area (which wouldnt be far from you), though just about all of the mountain streams are full of fish.
I remember bass fishing being much more popular than trout fishing when I was down there, but that could just be the folks I was around. Cant wait to get back down to my family friend's farm ponds in south GA, they hadn't been fishing in years and the bass would attack just about anything you threw at them as soon as it hit the water. I remember having to yank lures out of the water once they got too close to the bank to avoid catching the little guys over and over. Sorry for the rank, I get to reminiscing and those were good times
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Use to trout fish around the Fontana Lake in North Carolina as a kid. Not far from the Georgia border. Can't remember the streams names but there was a place called Andy's Trout Farm that we stayed at? Was some good fishin' many moons ago.
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Rabun County, Ga./ Chatooga backcountry a truly incredible place.
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Lake Hartwell tailwater
Chattooga River Lake Lanier Tailwater GA doesn't have many wild trout streams, most of em are put and take