I enjoy fly fishing in the cold North Georgia Mountain streams for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and native Eastern Brook Trout the most. I’ve also been known to take to kayak or boat and go after warm water species in area lakes. Fishing is another great way to enjoy the outdoors, so I thought I’d share some resources here and some pictures!
If you’re over 16 years old, remember you’ll need a license to fish on public waters. The GaDNR website has an online system that will help ensure you are covered on state waters.
North Georgia Trout Online is a great resource for fly fishing in North Georgia. It is an online community messaging board system with plenty of links and information connecting you with people who love to fly fish.
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper keeps watch over the Chattahoochee River throughout our state “to ensure there’s enough clean water in the Chattahoochee River now and for future generations”. Visit their website to learn more about the conservation efforts underway affecting the entire Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin (at the confluence of SW Georgia, SE Alabama and NW Florida).
On the national level, Trout Unlimited, works to “Protect, Reconnect, Restore, and Sustain coldwater resources”. Trout habitat!
…there are state level councils such as the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited.
…and even local chapter’s of Trout Unlimited such as the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter.