When looking for tips on a new fishing spot, I like to start with that state’s fish and wildlife site. Not only do they provide good public access points, but you can also find out about the species available and the area regulations. For information about fly fishing on the Toccoa River, start with the Georgia fishing spot.
This northern Georgia river is being confiscated to create the Blue Ridge Reservoir, where you can fish for black bass, walleye, and white bass. But if trout, mostly brown and rainbows, are the target, there is a section of fly fishing in the Toccata River that has special regulations. A route operated by the US Forest Service from November 1st to May 14th is a “Delayed Harvest Stream” where all trout are released and only artificial trout with a hook can be used. This name means that this stretch is a great place to start fly fishing for larger trout.
Fly fishing on the Toccoa River can also be done by canoe or kayak. This allows you to cover and explore long stretches of water and possibly narrow down the locations to return to the fish from the shore. Be aware, however, that there are some rapids. So take all safety precautions and make sure that all of your equipment is safe.
Make your own online study of the Toccoa River’s fisheries reports. As a wise man once said, “Trust, but check.” One review I read said the entire river was good for fishing, but I would like to narrow it down a bit. Perhaps you should even hire a guide to really learn some tips. I also like to monitor water runoff rates and weather forecast. And then, or of course, don’t forget that another important part of successful fly fishing on the Toccoa River is getting your fishing license.
Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After graduating with a degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and the US state of Michigan.