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North Georgia Trout Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Mineral Bluff
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trips from $400

Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(69 reviews)
Morganton
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trips from $400

Fish Slayer Fishing Guide

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Ellijay
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trips from $400

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Morganton
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trips from $300

Fish Slayer – Blairsville

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Blairsville
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trips from $400

Appalachian Expeditions

Clarkesville
trips from $100

Reel Time Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Mount Airy

Matt Dorsey Fly Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Cornelia
trips from $500

Dedicated Outdoors

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Ellijay
trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in North Georgia

The average price for a private 4 hour North Georgia fishing trip is $406, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $512 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, North Georgia Trout Fishing, Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge, and Fish Slayer Fishing Guide are some of the most popular fishing charters in North Georgia. Full list of top fishing charters in North Georgia.

North Georgia Trout Fishing, Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge, and Fish Slayer Fishing Guide all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in North Georgia.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Walleye. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and jigging. Lake fishing, river fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing in North Georgia is the ultimate freshwater experience every serious angler should have on their to-do list. The northern part of the “Peach State” is nationally known as one of the best areas for Bass fishing. Local lakes offer at least five species of Bass, while creeks and rivers have unparalleled Trout fly fishing. Consistent water temperatures keep the fish active throughout the year, which means that fishing here never stops. Whenever you choose to book a trip, you’ll have the chance to earn your bragging rights.
 

When to Go

Despite this area’s year-round fishing season, some months naturally have better fishing opportunities. Bass and Walleye fishing is best in spring. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service makes sure Trout numbers stay the same and starts the yearly stocking in March. Trout are present in high numbers all the way to November, so fall may be a better option if you’re targeting Trout specifically.
 

Where to Go

One of the most popular spots is Blue Ridge because you can find everything North Georgia fishing offers in one place. You can target Catfish, Walleye, and several Bass types in Blue Ridge Lake. Trout fishing instead? The Toccoa River is close by and has amazing fly fishing spots that will surely help you land a Trout or two.
 
You’ll also find great fishing guides based near Carters Lake, or you can choose to take a trip through the creeks around Ellijay. The trips can be adjusted to your angling skills, just ask your guide. If you’re not that experienced, you can go to more fully-stocked creeks, where you’ll have more chances of landing a fish, even if you’re fly fishing for the first time.
 

Need to Know

  • All anglers ages 16 or over need to have a valid Georgian fishing license. You also need a Trout fishing license if you intend to keep it. Regulations vary from one county to another, so you can learn more once you choose your destination.

  • All fishing guides will provide you with rods and reels. If you’re planning to go fly fishing, check with your captain first if fly fishing equipment is provided. 

  • If you’re going on a wading trip, make sure to have a quality pair of boots and chest-high waders ready. 

 
Experienced anglers and beginners alike can enjoy the amazing action this area offers. Whether you’re here to learn fly fishing, battle weighty Catfish, or catch a trophy-sized Bass, you’ll never forget your North Georgia fishing adventure.
 
North Georgia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
The beginning of the year is a great time to target schools of Hybrid Bass. Watch for gulls diving and you’ve found your best fishing spot. 
 
February
February is one of the best months to target Largemouth Bass, especially if you want a trophy-sized one. You may not get many bites, so make them count.
 
March
Crappie are moving toward spawning areas and you’ll easily get them in the areas under bridges. Catfish move to shallow waters.
 
April
As the temperature rises, there’s more action in the water. It’s Striper spawning season. In local lakes, you’ll also find great numbers of Walleye.
 
May
Head out to the lake before it gets too hot and target Bass. They feed voraciously on spawning blueback herring. Maybe visit Carters Lake?
 
June
You can target Catfish in shallow water areas that are right next to deep water. If you’re after Bass, get ready for some topwater action. 
 
July
As the weather gets hot, it’s comfortable to stay in secluded areas. Go on a wading trip, where you’ll be safe from the sun in the fresh breeze of the forest.
 
August
Never been fly fishing? Now is the time! Find a guide who will take you after different types of Trout and learn to land them in a new way.
 
September
Target some Hybrids with small topwater poppers or spoons. This is also a good time to catch Walleye, as it’s harder to find them when it gets cold.
 
October
Head out to Blue Ridge Lake! This place offers the best chance to catch Smallmouth Bass. Use small bait on deep rocky points.
 
November
This is a great time to target Rainbow and Brook Trout. Prepare your fly fishing equipment and visit one of numerous creeks around Ellijay or the Toccoa River.
 
December
End the year with great Trout fishing. Whether you’re casting off on the fly or spinning, it’s a trip you’ll enjoy and remember. 
 

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Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
Elecia  E.
Elecia E. United States
I would start with a guided outing to learn where the fish are and what the fish a biting. When you see it with your own eyes, it is different than reading about it on the internet.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would start with a guided outing to learn where the fish are and what the fish a biting. When you see it with your own eyes, it is different than reading about it on the internet.
Frank  W.
Frank W. Gainesville, FL
Fish for striped, hybrid and spotted bass because you will easily catch catfish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish for striped, hybrid and spotted bass because you will easily catch catfish.
Tarus  R.
Tarus R. Dallas, TX
Let Jonathan guide you. He was EXCELLENT. He put us on the fish the entire time. His knowledge of the lake enabled us to catch fish when other boats weren't . Great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let Jonathan guide you. He was EXCELLENT. He put us on the fish the entire time. His knowledge of the lake enabled us to catch fish when other boats weren't . Great trip!
Alan  R.
Alan R. Ball Ground, GA

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Adventures
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We fished the Toccoa starting out at Tammen Park. Todd was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable about the trout fishing and about the area. He was patient and conversation was easy. We had a little bit of a slow fishing day but sometimes it happens (we took trout home to cook so we were good!) We were treated to six miles of absolutely beautifully scenery and cool clear water to fish in. The sounds of the river alone were therapeutic. We will definitely be back to this beautiful river!!!
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Guyton, GA
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Adventures
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had an amazing day today! I highly recommend this to anyone who is new to fishing or an experienced Angler. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area we where fishing and what to use to catch the big ones. It was a Father's day I will never forget! If you are looking for you next guide service please book your trip asap!
Crystal  L.
Crystal L. Carrollton, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(69 reviews)
Went looking for Walleye, but they were shy today. However, the day turned out OK, as we caught just about each type of fish in the lake: Spotted bass, Smallmouth bass, Two Channel Cats, Rainbow Trout and a Yellow Perch.
Larry  L.
Larry L. Lithonia, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We added this trip as a part of their graduation gift. They had a great time and caught some good fish. They said Len was a great guide and loves his job. I will definitely book another trip. And yes my daughter out fished him AGAIN!!
Joseph  N.
Joseph N. McDonough, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Awesome experience for my two boys and I exploring Carters lake. Hooked a number of nice striper and hybrids over our 3/4 day tour. Captain Len made for an easy and fun day.
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Avon, CT
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Overall great experience. It was a slow start even surprising Len, the Captain. He ultimately spent more time with us keeping us on the water a bit longer to allow time to catch more fish. We came home with fish!
Michelle  C.
Michelle C. Marietta, GA
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
My husband and son had a great trip with Captain Joe and almost caught their limit. Communication was excellent !
Stacy  D.
Stacy D. Blue Ridge, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Had the best time fishing with Len! We caught 15 spotted bass between the 3 of us and some were really big! Very low key, relaxing, and exciting. Highly recommend for all! We had a great time and Len was so patient, calm and helpful.
Rick  B.
Rick B. Cincinnati, OH
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Len was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We had an amazing trip and killed the stripped and spotted bass.
Alissa  N.
Alissa N. Blue Ridge, Georgia
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Excellent guide skills! He put us on fish all day long! My 11 year old son caught his 1st rainbow trout. And his 2nd, 3rd, …,,😂. Excellent day on the water!
Chris  P.
Chris P. Cordele, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Went fishing in the morning on Carter Lake. Even though it was rainy, had a great time and got into some big fish. Comfortable, plenty of space, and the captain is very knowledgeable. Everyone caught some and we had a great time. Definitely recommend
Istvan  K.
Istvan K. Moline, IL
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Very good
4.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Fishing was a little slow when we hit it, but the captain put us in good position and was obviously very knowledgeable about the water and surrounding areas. Did all of the things that you would expect from a fishing assistance perspective. Fetching stuck lures, retying and re-rigging, etc. Good conversation but not overly talkative. All in all a good trip. Will do it again
Steve  R.
Steve R. Woodstock, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We had a blast. The only thing we would have changed was the weather. Us Florida people were not prepared for the cold but Captians Len's knowledge and determination to put us on some killer fish made the cold seemed like nothing. We really enjoyed our day on the lake and would definitely recommend Captain Len to anyone.
Brandi  C.
Brandi C. Palm Bay, FL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Awesome guide, during cold and windy conditions still managed quite a decent bite through out the morning. Highly recommend too book with Len, he is the man!! Great human being whom enjoys the outdoors with positive vibes!!
Oscar  L.
Oscar L. United States
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Mineral Bluff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
This trip was worth the drive and weathering the cold for! Captain Joe was personable, patient, and extremely knowledgeable! We caught quite a few beautiful trout and Captain Joe even cleaned them for us! We would book this trip again and again if we could!
Sophia  S.
Sophia S. Lakeland, FL
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Highly recommend! Boat was clean, well equipped and Captain Len was knowledgeable and friendly. Had a blast and caught many fish. Would highly recommend!
Bridget  C.
Bridget C. Birmingham, AL
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain Len was flexible when the weather was bad on my originally scheduled trip (we set up a different day/time when we could meet), which I really appreciated. He was knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. This made my first time fishing on a boat a great experience. Highly recommend it.
Sergey  K.
Sergey K. Loganville, GA
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain got us on the water and on fish quickly even on a cold day. Had well over a dozen fish in the cooler by the end of the day. Would book again!
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M. Fort Myers, FL
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
My father and I chartered a half day with Captain Len. I managed to catch a 18 pound 34 inch Striper Bass and we also caught 4 hefty green spotted bass. Captain Len’s boat was well equipped and he took us to two different fishing spots. All in all it was a great day - highly recommended!
Sasha  L.
Sasha L. Atlanta, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We had such a great time on our half day on the lake. The guide was so knowledgeable and very welcoming. Towards the end of the trip, he felt like more a part of the group rather than being someone we hired to take us out. We would definitely book again in the future!
Stephanie  C.
Stephanie C. Blue Ridge, Georgia