Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Report for August 12 The Hooch has been fishing fantastic now that water releases are more predictable, and levels are returning to normal. The upper tailwater has been producing some vey nice larger than normal fish the last few weeks. Try combining larger rubberlegs with a smaller natural selections to intise even the most picky of fish. You'll still need to call the Buford dam release hot-line to plan your outing. We are seeing more and more of the late evening burps through the weekends ( making for great floats) usually 8pm-12am. Corps of engineers are shooting the larger flows during the week, which make planning for floats & wade trips a bit more difficult, but with a bit of research and planning you can still plan trips on the rise & fall of these releases. Give us a call at 404-841-0093 if you have any questions on how to plan your next Chattahoochee adventure! State regulations require a certified personal flotation devise be worn by all anglers from Buford dam south to highway 20. Pay special attention to water release info online, or call the number below for release schedules. Make sure to call the Corp of Engineers release hotline at 770-945-1466 before making your trip
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 12 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chattahoochee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
River Through Atlanta
Orvis Atlanta

Water flow: 750 - 4000 cfs

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Depends on Release times

Best stretch: Buford Dam to Island Ford

Best access point: Lower pool park, Island Ford (ranger station) Jones Bridge Park (federal and state access), Settle's Bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Blue Wing Olives, Stoneflies, Caddis, and Junk

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Carp,

Fishing season: All Year.

Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Chattahoochee River Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Streamer fishing is a great way to fish and possibly catch a huge brown. Nymping will still win the day when there is no hatch. Also, keep an eye out for rising fish, they will most likely be feeding on BWO's, Caddis, or Mayflys.

7-Day Forecast

Please call the shop or the dam to get more timely info. You can call Buford Dam for last min updates.770-945-1466


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