North Georgia Fishing Charters

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North Georgia Fishing Charters

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North Georgia: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Blue Ridge
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
Morganton
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Ellijay
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(23 reviews)
Morganton
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trips from $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Blue Ridge
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trips from $325
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Ellijay
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Blue Ridge
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Oakman
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Blairsville
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Mount Airy

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in North Georgia

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in North Georgia are: Full list of top fishing charters in North Georgia

The average price for a private 4 hour North Georgia fishing trip is $418, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $500 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in North Georgia that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in North Georgia are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in North Georgia are:

The top 3 types of fishing in North Georgia are:

Many fishing charters in North Georgia provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in North Georgia are:

Who are the top awarded captains in North Georgia?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in North Georgia are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $150
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $422
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $325
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $482
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $607
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $900

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 27939 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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Just be prepared to have the time of your life. The fishing is good and the scenery is amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just be prepared to have the time of your life. The fishing is good and the scenery is amazing.
Greg  R.
Greg R.
Do yourself a favor if you haven’t fished Carters Lake and hire a guide. I caught two strippers each over 36 inches plus a half dozen spotted bass on a four hour trip with Captain Len Slay on Carters Lake in October 2023
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do yourself a favor if you haven’t fished Carters Lake and hire a guide. I caught two strippers each over 36 inches plus a half dozen spotted bass on a four hour trip with Captain Len Slay on Carters Lake in October 2023
Bruce  D.
Bruce D.
Bring your brimmed hat, sunglasses and sun screen..... ready for catching fish?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your brimmed hat, sunglasses and sun screen..... ready for catching fish?
Todd  W.
Todd W. Johns Creek, GA
Great. This year (2022) was a little on the hot (above average) side and there is always the chance of thunderstorms when that hot!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great. This year (2022) was a little on the hot (above average) side and there is always the chance of thunderstorms when that hot!
Mark  S.
Mark S. Lawrenceville, GA
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
1st go with Captain Jeromy Seabolt. He will show you how he looks for fish on his electronics so that you’ll know what you’re looking for when you go by yourself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
1st go with Captain Jeromy Seabolt. He will show you how he looks for fish on his electronics so that you’ll know what you’re looking for when you go by yourself.
James  J.
James J. Homosassa Springs, FL

Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We had the best time fishing again with Len. We caught big stripers and a bass. Fun day for our family.
Stephanie  J.  M.
Stephanie J. M.
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Took a 4 hour morning trip with Captain Hoek on a Sunday. We fished on Lake Blue Ridge. He provided us with all the bait and equipment. All we had to bring was our fishing license, snacks, and ourselves. Looking forward to doing another trip with him in the future.
Jodie  B.
Jodie B. Newnan, Georgia
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
This was my first experience with North Georgia Trout Fishing Guide Service and I can absolutely say it will not be my last. Our guide, Corbin was as professional and knowledgeable as they come. He worked hard the whole trip to ensure we had a great time and catch fish. He hit the mark doing both. This truly a top notch guide service.
Greg  R.
Greg R.
Trout Talkin'
Trout Talkin'
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain was very well prepared and knowledgeable, friendly, and put us on the fish right away. Highly recommended!
David  B.
David B.
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
23 degrees at the start. Caught quite a few trout. Captain was great as was the overall experience. I would highly recommend them.
Thomas  F.
Thomas F.
Trout Talkin'
Trout Talkin'
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a terrific time, catching five different species of fish to include trout and perch, which went home for a few dinners 👍 Our guide was a local long time Angler and new his stuff 👌 We will be back again 😊
John  J.
John J.
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(102 reviews)
My wife and I went out at 7am and had a great time. We caught 7 or 8 bass and catfish. Beautiful lake and a great time!
William  B.
William B.
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Very professional and clearly an expert angler. Our group had a blast and we will be planning another trip with Captain Hunter!
Kevin  A.
Kevin A.
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures – Blue Ridge
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures – Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Hunter Hoek made a day for our party of 9. He was very accommodating. He worked hard for our fish. We lost 3 of his Luers and he didn’t make it awkward. He was he made this great. blue Ridge is a beautiful lake. This guys knows the lake. We are satisfied!
Nick  S.
Nick S.
North Georgia Trout Fishing
North Georgia Trout Fishing
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Had a good time even though the bite was slow. You can’t catch what isn’t there. We came in the worst time of the season and still caught more fish than everyone around us.
David  E.
David E.
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Had a great day on the lake catching huge fish. Captain Len was knowledgeable, friendly, and hard working. Would recommend to anyone
Ian  G.
Ian G.
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We thoroughly enjoyed our day fishing. Capt Lynn was great and got is on the fish we were after. I highly recommend.
Dave  G.
Dave G.
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Len knows what he’s doing. Won’t go wrong booking with him. Will repeat. Slow start to the day but had several fish in the boat before 11am with a couple personal records. Carters lake is clean and beautiful as well. Lots of wildlife spotted in addition to a great fishing trip. You won’t regret the experience.
Steven  P.
Steven P. Roswell, Georgia
Fish Slayer – Blairsville
Fish Slayer – Blairsville
Fishing charter in Blairsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Great trip. 11 large striped bass and a catfish (only kept and cleaned 2 for fish tacos for dinner tonight). Captain worked hard to put us on fish on Lake Nottely. Highly recommended and will book again when in the area.
Bob  R.
Bob R. Blue Ridge, Georgia
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I recently booked with captain Hoek for a four hour morning trip. He was on time and ready to go. His prices were more than reasonable. I honestly have no complaints . I would absolutely book with him again. We plan on a better time of year so the fishing is a little more active . All and all it was still a fun trip and he even let my son drive the boat which literally made his day!
Anthony  V.
Anthony V. Ellijay, GA
Blue Ridge Troutfitters
Blue Ridge Troutfitters
Fishing charter in Blue Ridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great day on the water! Zach is fun and knows how to fish these waters. Highly recommend!
Rhonda  E.
Rhonda E. Marietta, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Len is just a good guy. I brought my son and niece and we all had a blast. I caught the biggest bass I’d ever caught, my son got the biggest flathead he’s ever seen, we left with a mess of fish. I highly recommend.
James  G.
James G. Rossville, Georgia
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Not only was he patient and knowledgeable with the people on the charter. He helped other anglers in other boats with lure selection and things like that.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Dallas, Georgia
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I booked the 4 hr trip for my husband and son and it was a great trip all around. The Captain was ready to go at the agreed upon start time and provided very helpful insights throughout the trip. My husband was pleased with the quantity of fish activity and my son was intrigued for the entire trip (no easy feat). 100% our fishing guide of choice.
Hannah  L.  H.
Hannah L. H. Ellijay, Georgia
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Ellijay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Hunter is an excellent guide and was very intelligent and thoughtful! You can definitely tell he knows what he is talking about and is willing to do anything to make you happy on the trip. He worked as hard as he could to help us catch as many fish as we could! 10/10 recommend!
Dinah  B.
Dinah B. Seattle, Washington