North Georgia Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing North Georgia offers half and full day float trips on the Toccoa River, near Blue Ridge, Georgia. Captain Joe offers both fly-fishing and light spinning gear on every trip.

Guests will enjoy fishing for Trout from the comfortable Aluminum frame that sits atop two, 16’ 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.

While he doesn’t have the luxury of guiding every single day, it’s safe to say that living just minutes from the river gives Joe the chance to fish the river just about every day. He’s built much of his word of mouth business on the simple fact that he is likely the only person who fishes the Toccoa more than 280 days a year. After discovering guide work in saltwater in college, beginning to guide on the river after college was a natural transition.

For Joe, the best part of his job is giving his 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! He’s often been accused of getting more excited than the clients themselves when they hook up on a big fish.

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

All rods, reels, flies, lures, tackle and other fishing gear is prepared for guests. You need to acquire a valid Georgia fishing license before the trip. Everything else is covered by the charter.

Novice or master angler, a trip with Joe is a rewarding experience for anyone. Book a trip today and explore North Georgia the right way, rod in hand!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Float Trip – Toccoa River
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    The full day trip allows you to float further down the river, around 7 miles away. Captain Joe will provide you with all the fly and spin tackle you may need.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Float Trip – Toccoa River
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    You'll head 3 miles up the Toccoa River and fish for Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout, depending on the season. All the necessary equipment for spinning and flyfishing is provided.
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About the Captain

Joe DiPietro
Mineral Bluff, Georgia, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
59 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brook Trout Brook Trout
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Ice Box
GPS
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

Payment

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:
Cash
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Half Day with Joe
18 inch 2.5 to 3 lb rainbow caught on fly rod
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Kevin C.
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2 half day trips with Zach

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Float Trip – Toccoa River on April 11, 2021
Zach took us onto the lower Toccoa the first day. He works with Joe DiPietro. The river was high as the power company had recently...
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Atlanta, GA
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Full day with Colby

VERIFIED   Full Day Float Trip – Toccoa River on March 11, 2021
Colby was a very pleasant, knowledgeable and patient guide. He has grown up in that area and has years of experience on the...
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Punta Gorda, FL
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22" Brown Trout and many more with Colby White

VERIFIED   Half Day Float Trip – Toccoa River on July 29, 2020
First time with a guide on the Toccoa River. We’ve fished horseshoe and though the trout didn’t get any bigger than 8-10”,...
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McDonough, GA
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Great Trip All Around

VERIFIED   Half Day Float Trip – Toccoa River on June 6, 2020
I booked the 4 hr trip for my husband and son and it was a great trip all around.  The Captain called us the day before to...
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Full day float trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Float Trip – Toccoa River on April 16, 2021
Awesome time with Colby. His patience with us learning how to drift fish. We will be back.Consistent fishing and catching the...
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FAQs about North Georgia Trout Fishing

North Georgia Trout Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Float Trip – Toccoa River (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Full Day Float Trip – Toccoa River (8 hours)

When you book a trip with North Georgia Trout Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Ice Box (With ice and bottled water)

Trips booked with North Georgia Trout Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

North Georgia Trout Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

North Georgia Trout Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (All skill levels welcome)

Top targeted fish species with North Georgia Trout Fishing include:
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)