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Blue Ridge Area Fishing & Hunting

Blue Ridge Area Fishing & Hunting

Blue Ridge is famous as the Trout Capital of Georgia due to its abundant streams and rivers teaming with fish. There are a variety of places to hunt and fish close to our North Georgia cabin rentals. The area is surrounded by dense forests, lakes, rivers, and mountain streams ideal for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor adventures. Peruse this list of popular North Georgia trout fishing and hunting locations and information, fly fishing guides, equipment shops, and other resources.


Get A Fishing License For Blue Ridge, GA

Get a Fishing License for Blue Ridge, GA You can get a Georgia Fishing License Online

Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge, a 3,290 acre reservoir on the Toccoa River near Blue Ridge, Georgia. 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 and for locations of fish attractors to improve your odds (make your kids think you’re a rock star), or ignore if you’re a hardcore sportsman.
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Toccoa River

The Tennessee Valley Authority operates the Blue Ridge Dam, 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. Visit the TVA site for Toccoa River releases and Lake Blue Ridge water levels.

Trout Fishing Information

The Toccoa River is one of the region’s best rivers with the ideal characteristics to find big trout according to Georgia Outdoor News. There is abundant trout fishing in the Toccoa as well as feeder streams Rock Creek, Coopers Creek, and Noontootla Creek. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources publishes a comprehensive trout fishing guide to Georgia, available at the Fannin County Welcome Center. View recommendations for trout fishing spots near Blue Ridge in Fannin County, GA.

Blue Ridge Adventures with Linda Clement

Local Blue Ridge Adventures guide Linda Clement specializes in creating fishing, hiking, and outdoor adventure outings in remote North Georgia wilderness areas with an emphasis on stress reduction. Contact her to customize your trip today!

Fly Fishing North Georgia

Fly Fishing North Georgia provides year-round guided fly fishing trips throughout North Georgia’s many rivers, streams, and private waters. Choose from guided wading and float trips for beginners to experienced anglers. Trips are customizable and include all the gear you need.

Fly Shop Company

Fly Shop Company offers a boutique-style fly shop in downtown Blue Ridge. Purchase locally tied flies, apparel, gifts, outdoor gear, and products made in the USA.

Noontootla Creek Farms

Originally a large farm and then a private hunting club, Noontootla Creek Farms is open to the public with over 2 miles of quality trout water, excellent quail hunting, and an impressive sporting clays course. They are open year-round with the best hunting and fishing taking place from the fall through the spring.

Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods

Shop for beautiful handmade custom bamboo fly rods at Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods located on Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge. Register for their wildly popular rod-making classes or browse gear including traditionally styled reels, lines, and accessories.

Welch’s Guide Service

Welch’s Guide Service offers fishing guides and licensed captains to get you hooked on smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, striper, and hybrids which are all native to North Georgia. Welch’s has access to over eight different lakes in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Reserve a guide and get to fishing!

Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Stay up to date on important information and the latest news on fishing and hunting in North Georgia during your vacation with Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals.

Buy a fishing or hunting license online – bypass the line and get to fishing or hunting sooner during your trip to Blue Ridge. Purchase licenses, stamps, and passes online from the Wildlife Resources Division.


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