Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Report for 10/22/20 The Hooch continues to run very HIGH. They will be continuing to push water downstream for the foreseeable future. The flows are dangerously high, and constantly changing. Best to stay off until things slow down. Check out North Georgia Mountains as the Delayed Harvest kicks off. The Toccoa is a good option soon if you need to get your tailwater fix. Stay posted or call the shop for updates. For the Chattahoochee, 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:
10 / 22 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chattahoochee River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
River Through Atlanta
Orvis Atlanta

Water flow: 590

Visibility: 5 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Low flows

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, Caddis, stoneflies

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Carp,

Fishing season: All Year.

Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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. Nymphing is always going to be the go to for those bottom feeding fish, the old Pat's Rubber legs, Worm patterns, midge patterns, attractors such as rainbow warriors and lightning bugs to copper johns, and the classic pheasant tails and hare's ears in 12-18. If you are throwing streamers, anything from wooly buggers if you're throwing the smaller rods to large articulated patters like the bottoms up and dungeon patterns by Galloup.

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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