Unlike many other parts of the country, we can fish year-round. We generally have mild southern temperatures offering good opportunities even in the winter months. Ideal conditions for many people are usually from March through December.
Georgia has a prevalent number of Southern Appalachian brook trout in many of our headwaters. These beautiful char have been here since the dawning of time. Rainbows which were brought here during the early 1900's from the West Coast dominate most of our other waters. The browns were brought here from Germany during the late 1800's and we have these trout in several of the waters we operate on.
North Georgia has over 4,500 miles of fishable trout streams and rivers. And of this, approximately 1,500 miles has natural reproduction. Our mountain ranges in this area are from elevations of 1,400 feet to well over 4,000 feet. All our waters are freestone streams. Headwaters will be cascading with the standard riffle, run, pool configuration. Lower waters will be meandering streams through level valleys. Then our two tailwaters are the Toccoa outside of Blue Ridge and Chattahoochee outside of Atlanta.
Spring is one of our favorite seasons, but it can be wet and cold. Temperatures range from 40 to 50 degrees F at night and from the upper 50 to 80 degrees during the daytime.
Summer is usually very humid with hot days and a lot of sunshine minus those pop-up thunderstorms. Temperatures will vary from 70 to the mid-90's during the daytime. We usually fish the tailwater early or head up to a high mountain stream.
Fall is another of our favorite seasons with cooler temperatures and the changing color of the leaves. Temperatures will vary from 40 to 50 degrees at night and from the upper 60 to 70 degrees during the daytime.
Winter has its ups and downs with some snow in our higher elevations and sometimes too much rain. When water temperatures get below the 40-degree mark, it can slow the bite, but do not be turned away by the cold or a little too much rain. We catch some of our best and biggest trout this time of year! Temperatures will vary from 20 to 60 degrees, so layering is always a good choice.