Fishing the Rivers of North Ga

Dreaming of pulling a trophy rainbow trout out of North Georgia mountain river? Check below for guide services and regional fishing information.

Smithgall Woods Conservation Area

Smithgall Woods Conservation Area

An angler`s dream. North Georgia`s premier trout stream, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch-and-release fishing
Location: 61 Tsalaki Trail Helen, GA 30545
Phone: 706-878-3087
Blackhawk Fly Fishing

Blackhawk Fly Fishing

The Soque River, a small winding river that runs down from the Blue Ridge mountains past the northern Georgia town of Clarkesville, is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the angling world today. If tangling with trout in the 3 lb. to 12 lb. class appeals to you, you`ll love the action at Blackhawk, a stretch of the Soque that runs through private land.
Location: Soque River, 9400 Hwy. 197 N. Clarkesville GA 30523
Phone: (706) 947-3474
Moccasin Creek State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park

Moccasin Creek is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of lovely 2,800-acre Lake Burton. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to physically challenged visitors, senior citizens and children. Tour the adjacent trout rearing station.
Location: 3655 Georgia Hwy. 197 N. Clarkesville GA 30523
Phone: (706) 947-3194
Unicoi Outfitters

Unicoi Outfitters


A full service fly fishing shop in Helen: guide services, regional fishing information, and fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and brown trout in privately-owned waters.
Location: 7280 S. Main Street Helen, Georgia 30545
Phone: 706-878-3083
Wild Water Fly Fishing

Wild Water Fly Fishing

Offering a quality fly fishing experience on the wild trout water of North Georgia mountains and Western North Carolina. Specializing on the waters off the beaten path. Day trips, or multiple day trips in the deep Wilderness. We can handle all levels of experience from beginner to expert. All ages welcome. We do all the work you just reel them in. Guided by Brad Daniel with over 25 years experience in mountain stream fishing.
Location: Blairsville, GA
Phone: (706) 333-9789
Welch`s Guide Service

Welch`s Guide Service

Welch`s Guide Service is a professional guide service with over 28 years of experience, offering guided fishing trips on Lake Burton and Lake Chatuge for Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Guided trips run 4hr, 6hr, 8hr and can accommodate up to 5 anglers. Book your trip today by submitting a request on their website or give them a call!
Location: Lake Burton and Lake Chatuge
Phone: 706-455-2323

Fishing/Hunting License Information

Annual fishing licenses cost $15 for state residents and $50 for non-residents. A separate trout license must be additionally purchased to fish for mountain trout. Discounted 1-day licenses are also available. Other license options for residents include 2-year licenses, combo hunting/fishing licenses, all inclusive sportsman`s licenses, lifetime licenses, senior licenses, veteran`s options, and disability licenses.
You can purchase the license online with the Wildlife Resources Division website using the link below.
Or purchase a license locally in Helen at Bettys Country Store (706) 878-2943, Unicoi Outfitters (706) 878-3083, JC Outdoors (229) 938-4458 or at Smithgall Woods (706) 878-3087.

Fish & Game Forecast

Want to plan your day around the best times for outdoor activities? Check out up to date information on peak fishing times!
Location: Fish & Game Forecast from WSB Weather