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