Georgia Fly Fishing Charters

Georgia Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Georgia

Fly Fishing in Georgia

There’s a reason why anglers love fly fishing in Georgia so much - there’s so much variety in the Peach State that you’re spoiled for choice. Whether you’re more interested in freshwater or saltwater fishing - or just staying near the coastline to do both, you’ll certainly have your hands full.

Only a couple of rivers have seasonal restrictions, so you can pretty much go river fishing in Georgia at any time of the year you decide. The wonderful weather carries on into winter as well, so don’t worry too much about the best time, you’ll have a blast regardless.

Fishing Spots

Chattooga River

Should you decide to fish the Chattooga River, you will find that it’s a favorite of not just anglers, but of tourists and hikers too. Most anglers stick to Ellicott Rock, a prime shore and wade fishing location on the upper half of the river. This is where you can also find Redeye Bass lurking about in addition to Trout that’s usually all over the place.

Toccoa River

The Toccoa River is a great destination for fishing year-round, but you might want to visit anytime from November through May for the ultimate Trout experience.

The upper stretch of the Toccoa River is a very popular fly fishing destination, and not just because of its trophy-sized fish. You also get to enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery while you’re going through some 15 miles of productive water.

The lower portion of the river is located near the Blue Ridge Dam, and stretches into Tennessee and beyond. Neither part of the river is very suitable for wade fishing due to the high water levels, which is something to have in mind when planning your trip.

Golden Isles

If you like to mix your freshwater and saltwater fishing, there’s hardly a better place to visit than the Golden Isles when staying in Georgia. The inshore flats and marshland near Brunswick are perfect for casting over shallow waters for the likes of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Jack Crevalle.

The best time to visit the Isles is during winter, when you have the prime opportunity to sight cast over very clear water for schools of Redfish that are moving all over the backcountry. However, if going after Jack in the marshes sounds more like your thing, early summer might be a better option.

Georgia Fly Fishing Tips

When it comes to Trout fishing on the fly, it’s best to use a rod that’s in the 5-7 weight range as anything over that is likely to be overkill. There’s a whole bunch of nice locations suitable for wade fishing, so make sure you bring quality waders if you want to have the ultimate Georgian fishing experience.

Saltwater fishing is mostly done on flats boats, so wading isn’t that much of a concern. You should, however, be mindful of the fact that flats fishing can be very dependent on the tides. Make sure to either do some research yourself or go with a guide so you can make the most of the current weather situation.

Taking cues from the insects you can see is always a good plan for choosing the best flies, but some patterns never go out of style. Shrimp patterns are a local favorite for Redfish, and top-water flies do wonders if you’re looking for Jacks. In the freshwater department, midge flies and nymphs should do the job during any time of the year.

Georgia
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Georgia

Fishing for shark nearshore and with a first timer - go in June. Looking for sea trout or redfish- book the 6 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing for shark nearshore and with a first timer - go in June. Looking for sea trout or redfish- book the 6 hour trip.
Reel Busy 2 Charter – Brunswick
Reel Busy 2 Charter – Brunswick
Center Street Tavern was a good stop after a day on the water.Its a nice little spot to grab lunch and cool off.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Center Street Tavern was a good stop after a day on the water.Its a nice little spot to grab lunch and cool off.
Tails Up Tours
Tails Up Tours
Too bad it wasn't Snapper season!! We would have ruled but still caught several fish that the Captain cleaned so we could bring home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Too bad it wasn't Snapper season!! We would have ruled but still caught several fish that the Captain cleaned so we could bring home.
Doubledown-Charters
Doubledown-Charters
A great experience for Families that have never been fishing for the first time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A great experience for Families that have never been fishing for the first time.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Best time for me is morning during this time of the year not cold and it warms up towards the end of the charter but it’s not beating down on you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best time for me is morning during this time of the year not cold and it warms up towards the end of the charter but it’s not beating down on you.
Bad Intentions Fishing – Capt. Marcus
Bad Intentions Fishing – Capt. Marcus
In the AM trip, Make sure to dress in layers! Bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and snacks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In the AM trip, Make sure to dress in layers! Bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and snacks.
Extreme Stripers Guide Service
Extreme Stripers Guide Service
Nice trip for the morning. Captain had an excellent plan for catching sharks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nice trip for the morning. Captain had an excellent plan for catching sharks
Fish Master Charters
Fish Master Charters
There are all kinds of opportunities to catch many species of fish in and near Savanna.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are all kinds of opportunities to catch many species of fish in and near Savanna.
Miss Judy Charters – Captain Phil Ross
Miss Judy Charters – Captain Phil Ross
Plenty of variety in May. I went out on a charter on Monday which was part of a conference event. I caught trout, flounder, red fish, and even reeled in a blue crab. For my Friday charter, we targeted Sheepshead. Which I caught along with my first toad fish catch! We then moved on to night time shark fishing which did not disappoint! Had more fish than I expected. Fishing booker is always my choice when looking for a fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of variety in May. I went out on a charter on Monday which was part of a conference event. I caught trout, flounder, red fish, and even reeled in a blue crab. For my Friday charter, we targeted Sheepshead. Which I caught along with my first toad fish catch! We then moved on to night time shark fishing which did not disappoint! Had more fish than I expected. Fishing booker is always my choice when looking for a fishing experience.
Capt. Zach's Charters
Capt. Zach's Charters
Check it out, everything was set up and ready to go. Made easy for all fishing levels and a great teacher.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check it out, everything was set up and ready to go. Made easy for all fishing levels and a great teacher.
Capt. Zach's Charters
Capt. Zach's Charters
Get a great guides like we had who knows the tides and where the fish will be.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a great guides like we had who knows the tides and where the fish will be.
Georgia Bight Charters
Georgia Bight Charters
Having the right captain matters! Use Capt Garrett Ross or Judy’s fishing charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Having the right captain matters! Use Capt Garrett Ross or Judy’s fishing charters.
Capt. Garrett Ross Charters
Capt. Garrett Ross Charters
The captain said that we were the first trip to be catching redfish this season
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain said that we were the first trip to be catching redfish this season
Georgia Bight Charters
Georgia Bight Charters
Capt. Hunter Hoek is a very knowledge guide and worked hard to find fish and he was successful. Hunter is very personable and made the trip special. I highly recommend you contact him for you charter on North Georgia Lakes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt. Hunter Hoek is a very knowledge guide and worked hard to find fish and he was successful. Hunter is very personable and made the trip special. I highly recommend you contact him for you charter on North Georgia Lakes.
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures – Blue Ridge
Cap’n Hoek Fishing Adventures – Blue Ridge
Weather can be unpredictable. It was very cold and windy this morning, but just a few days ago it was in the 80s. The good news is the gnats aren’t as bad when it’s cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be unpredictable. It was very cold and windy this morning, but just a few days ago it was in the 80s. The good news is the gnats aren’t as bad when it’s cold.
Angie Girl Sports Fishing Charters
Angie Girl Sports Fishing Charters
Would recommend as we got to see a ton of sea life (birds & dolphins) even though we only caught a few fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Would recommend as we got to see a ton of sea life (birds & dolphins) even though we only caught a few fish.
Big Fish Charters
Big Fish Charters
The launch is easy to locate. The temperature on the water is about 10 degrees cooler so be prepared if fishing on a chilly day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The launch is easy to locate. The temperature on the water is about 10 degrees cooler so be prepared if fishing on a chilly day.
Mad Gillz Fishing
Mad Gillz Fishing
Call ahead and talk to the Capt so you get a sense of what the weather will be and how the Guide wants to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call ahead and talk to the Capt so you get a sense of what the weather will be and how the Guide wants to fish.
Unforeseen Charters
Unforeseen Charters
Capt stated best times were fall, conditions are unpredictable for this time of year. Cold, rain and wind affected the outcome but we were still able to catch fish with little work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt stated best times were fall, conditions are unpredictable for this time of year. Cold, rain and wind affected the outcome but we were still able to catch fish with little work.
Georgia Bight Charters
Georgia Bight Charters
Be flexible with your schedule. The weather can change quickly. Luckily, we left extra openings just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible with your schedule. The weather can change quickly. Luckily, we left extra openings just in case.
Southern Saltwater Adventures
Southern Saltwater Adventures

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