Trout Streams Map and Information: Georgia
Georgia is not a state many would think of when it comes to trout fishing, but they have some great areas to hook fish! They have a stocking program and some areas have been known to produce rather large brown trout.
For whatever reason Georgia’s trout streams are closed to fishing after dark. They are open from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset. So you can forget about night fishing for trout if you are planning a visit there, but you should be able to find some fish during daylight hours.
There are many large brown trout in the Chattahoochee River, however I understand these fish haven’t been stocked in quite some time. The brown trout here are now actively spawning each year and have a decent sized population.
USGS Stream Flow Data for Georgia:
Find out the current flow rates and water information for your favorite Georgia trout fishing areas. USGS Stream data
Delayed Harvest Streams in Georgia:
“Anglers fishing delayed harvest streams must release all trout immediately and use and possess only artificial lures with one single hook per lure from November 1 – May 14 annually. The use of additional “dropper” lures on one line is permitted as long as each lure contains one single hook. These restrictions do not apply from May 15 – October 31 of each year”. Link
A long river with a lot of fishing opportunity. Shown here is the Toccoa River at the state line with Tennessee
A National Wild and Scenic River. The Chatooga starts in NC and flows along the state line of Georgia. This is a great area to pursue trout. This is also a Delayed harvest stream in Georgia. Yes, this is the river where the movie deliverance was filmed! Que Banjo.. Kayakers and water recreation are common here, although there is a lot of river and you should easily be able to find some great fishing holes to yourself do to it's remote nature.
One of Georgias Delayed Harvest Streams. This is as artificial lures only creek and has specific rules do to the delayed harvest laws. See above for more information.
Another area to look for trout. The Browns will spawn near here in the fall.
This is one of the areas of the Chattahoochee that people tend to find trout. Specifically the brown trout will come here to spawn. Who would have guessed that in such proximity to metro Atlanta the trout would have healthy populations.