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Fishing, fishing and more fishing. Fly Fishing – Trout Streams – Lakes

Want Trout? Fish Mountain Town!

Mountaintown Creek starts its journey near the boundary of the Cohutta Wilderness Area and eventually joins the Coosawattee River. The upper reach of the stream flows through the Cohutta Wildlife Management Area before reaching private land. Depending on the portion of stream you choose to fish, both stocked or native brown and rainbow trout are possible. Although Mountaintown Creek is designated trout water for its entire length, the upper portion of the stream on the Cohutta Wildlife Management Area offers the most unrestricted public access. A good breaking point when discussing the stream is Mountaintown Creek Watershed Structure #2 (Hills Lake). A short stretch of the stream below the privately held lands around the lake is on public land and popular with anglers. Although this stretch of stream is productive, identifying which portions are public and private can be difficult. Difficult wading conditions and heavily-foliaged banks make fishing anything but the most popular pools difficult. Upstream of Hills Lake, the stream flows through a solid block of the Chattahoochee National Forest. This portion is more open and better suited to flycasting. Although access to this stretch requires some hiking, the rewards come in uncrowded fishing for stream spawned trout. Wild rainbows up to 12 inches are possible, and the few browns caught will generally run less than 9 inches. The upper portions of Mountaintown Creek have benefitted from stream structures constructed and placed by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division working with Trout Unlimited. These structures have transformed some shallow broad stretches of stream to good holding water. Key species: rainbow trout, brown trout.

Carters Lake – Fishing, Boating, Swimming

Formed from the bed of the Coosawattee River between Ellijay and Carters, Georgia, 3,200+ acres Carters Lake offers recreational opportunities for fishermen, hunters, campers, boatsmen, bikers, and hikers.

Lake Blue Ridge – Fish, Boat, Water Sports, Boat Rental

The crystal clear aquamarine waters of Lake Blue Ridge make it one of Georgia`s most picturesque mountain lakes. The 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area offer campsites, several boat ramps, a full-service marina and public swimming and picnic areas.

Toccoa River

The lower Toccoa is renowned for being the best tail water trout fishery in Georgia. Anglers can float the river and fish from shallow draft boats or wade because the water depth is shallow.

Welch`s Guide Service

Interested in a guided lake fishing trip? Welch`s Guide Service is owned by Eric Welch, who has been in business since 2001. “I am a native of North Georgia, avid tournament angler, and full-time guide. I have over 30 years of knowledge on the lakes I guide on.” With his expertise on bass fishing, his services are offered on 8 different lakes in the North Georgia area. Check out his site directly to schedule a trip today!

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