Trout Fishing North Georgia

Curtis Switch
Blue Ridge GA, United States

Guests enjoy fishing for trout from the comfortable Aluminum frame that sits atop two, 16-foot Aire pontoons.  Not only is the boat more stable than conventional hard drift boats and dories, it’s also a better platform for older folks and kids to fish from. Half and full day float trips on the Toccoa River, near Blue Ridge, GA are offered.  I offer both fly-fishing and light spinning gear on every trip.

While I don’t have the luxury of guiding every single day, it’s safe to say that living just minutes from the river that I get the chance to fish the river just about every day for some amount of time. I’ve built much of my word of mouth business on the simple fact that I’m likely the only person who fishes the Toccoa more than 280 days a year. After discovering guide work in the saltwater in college, beginning to guide on the river after college was a natural transition.

For me, the best part of my job is giving my clients the opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of the Toccoa and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains while landing some Trout too. There’s nothing better than watching a client hook, land and release a trophy Trout from my boat! I’ve often been accused of getting more excited than the clients themselves when they hook up on a big fish. It’s truly more exciting to me to see clients get a good fish than it is for me to do so myself.

Fish range anywhere from 8 to 14-inches long on average, with any given day’s “big fish” typically pushing 20-inches or more.

Trips are limited to two anglers per boat. However, multi-boat trips are often and easily arranged for parties over two anglers.

All rods, reels, flies, lures, tackle and other fishing gear is furnished for guests.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Float on the Toccoa River
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    A 7 mile float trip down one of southern Appalachia's best tailwater fisheries.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Float on the Toccoa River
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    A 3 mile float trip on the Toccoa River
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

16 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

About the Captain

Joe DiPietro
Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States
Member since July 2015
I've always fished for anything I could get to bite as long as I can remember. As I grew older, the need to fish only grew more and more. While at USF in Tampa, I got my first taste of taking clients fishing and loved the feeling it gave me.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Captain Joe has the experience on the river that allows you the best chance of getting all you want. He not only does not mind helping but he wants to. He states that that is what he is there for. We learned about the trout and how to look for areas in which to catch them even if we were not with him and wanted to fish again. He did an excellent job and I would certainly go with him again. Having fresh trout for our fourth of July dinner for a whole family was great!

Fished July 4, 2018
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Joe is a great guide. Not only is he incredibly informed: he is a great teacher. He knows every drift in the river and where the fish stack up. We learned lessons that will last a lifetime and had a great time doing it. I look forward to my next trip.

Fished July 14, 2017
Joe DiPietro (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2017

Thanks a lot,  Pete.  Look forward to fishing with you again !

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Fantastic day on the tacoa river. Joe is a very experienced captain and we caught many trout

Fished April 29, 2017
Joe DiPietro (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 30, 2017

Thanks!! It was a treat fishing with y’all!

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Fishing Reports

A few nicer fish from recent outings.

June 18, 2018

A mix of great fish we've put in tbe net in recent weeks. Read Full Report →

Great Summer Fishing

June 16, 2018

I'll let the photo speak for this report... The fishing is exce lately. Book an open day now! Read Full Report →