Unicoi Outfitters is open year-round.
Anglers are encouraged to use their own gear it they wish. If they would prefer, we will provide rods, reels, and waders. Flies are not included. Unicoi Outfitters is proud to use Orvis rods and reels for our clients.
We cover all of north Georgia and into portions of North Carolina. We offer exclusive access to several private streams managed for trophy trout; we are also permitted to guide in the Chattahoochee, Sumter, and Nantahala National Forests. We offer both wade fishing and float-fishing experiences.
Relatively mild winters allow us to fish from October through June; summers can be too hot for some of the smaller mountain streams, yet some tailwater fishing is available year-round.
We can tailor the fishing trip to match the client's desires, whether that be chasing wild fish, fishing over trophy trout, or floating a tailwater. We offer both full-day and half-day trips.
Primarily, our streams hold rainbow trout, but brown and brook trout are also possibilities. We also target shoal bass on the Chattahoochee River.
Regardless of the season, it is always a good idea to bring a hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Clothing is dependent upon the season; dressing in layers allows the most flexibility.
Unicoi Outfitters is a full-service fly shop, featuring Orvis and other major brands of fly tackle.
Q. Is a fishing license required?
A. A valid Georgia fishing license and trout license are required to fish any of our locations in Georgia; similarly, a North Carolina license and trout license are required when fishing North Carolina streams.