Water flow: 0000 cfs
Visibility: 12 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F
Water condition: Moderately Turbid
Best time of day to fish: 3:00 PM till 8:00 PM
Best stretch: Cochran Shoals Park down river to Pace Mill Park.
Best access point: Pace Mill Park.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Y2K Bugs any size Shaky Worms size 10 lightning Bug size 12-18 Fly Formerly Known As Prince size 12-18 Yum Yum Emerger size 12-16 Bloody Mary size 12-16 white Lightning Purple size 12-16
Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Tiger Trout.
Fishing season: Delayed Harvest is open from NOV 1st till Mar 15th.
Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The Chattahoochee River is a classic tailrace fishery. Starting at Buford dam on Lake Sidney Lanier, the upper river is 28 miles of year round trout fishing with a healthy population of natural spawning brown trout and stocked rainbow trout. The lower river is a 5 mile section of Delayed Harvest fishing that starts on November 1st and runs through May 14th. This section is stocked with both rainbow and brown ...
The dropper rig set-up with an Elkwing caddis and a small Bloody Mary works best in shallow water or over rocky bottoms. The Fly Formerly Known as Prince with a small Lightning Bug dropped about 10''-14'' below with strick indicator is a great combo rig for deep nymph fishing. The olive or black Wooly Bugger with a four foot 4x bimini tippet is the best combo with the Streamer Stripper line for aggressive drift fishing.
Delayed Harvest is Open !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The river is clear. Water levels are up and down and the visibility will only increase. The dam is fluctuating discharge and water is still the big variable. Please call the shop or the dam to get more timely info. You can call Morgan Falls Dam for last min updates. 404-329-1455