Chattahoochee River offers some of the best trout fishing in Georgia!

Water quality and quantity are good and there are plenty of opportunities for the bank, wade and boat angler. These water sections are managed as “put-and-take” for rainbow trout and as “wild” for brown trout. Rainbow trout are annually stocked from late February through fall in the Chattahoochee River.

Expect a small percentage of rainbows reaching 12-15 inches. Brown trout account for greater than 70 percent of the fall trout population. Expect browns up to 9 pounds.

The chance for a trophy trout is a distinct possibility in the ‘hooche! Technique – For fly-fishing, use 8½ to 9-foot rods for 5 to 6 weight floating and/or sinking tip lines. Small nymphs and wet flies work well.

For spin fishing, use 5 to 7-foot long rods with 4 to 6-pound test line.  For best chances, fish during clear, low flows; although bait, spin and fly anglers can and do find success in turbid waters.

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