Georgia Fly Fishing Charters

Georgia Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Georgia

Georgia: 29 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Cumming
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(19 reviews)
Morganton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
St. Marys
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(81 reviews)
Jekyll Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Georgia

Definitely, Cpt. Tim is an excellent teacher for new and experienced anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely, Cpt. Tim is an excellent teacher for new and experienced anglers.
Dan  S.
Dan S. Athens, GA
Captain Chris with Island Catch Charters is the best!! Highly recommend!!??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Chris with Island Catch Charters is the best!! Highly recommend!!??
Daneric  H.
Daneric H. Decatur, GA
Expect to have a fantastic time. Be sure to stay updated with the captain for weather
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to have a fantastic time. Be sure to stay updated with the captain for weather
Jace  N.
Jace N. Nicholls, GA
Be ready for excitement and catching all kinds of fish - both in variety and quantity. And I hear it only gets better. I'll be back !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for excitement and catching all kinds of fish - both in variety and quantity. And I hear it only gets better. I'll be back !!
William  W.
William W. Monroe, Georgia
Sunglasses, dressing for the weather, and bring patience. Also you must book Captain Tucker.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunglasses, dressing for the weather, and bring patience. Also you must book Captain Tucker.
Jonathan  R.
Jonathan R. Augusta, Georgia
Talk to the captain and get pointers to prepare for the day. He'll be able to provide all the details you need to have a safe and fun day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain and get pointers to prepare for the day. He'll be able to provide all the details you need to have a safe and fun day.
Alan  S.
Alan S. Brunswick, Georgia
Good selection of fish to catch. Go early in the morning to take advantage of the perfect weather to be out on the boat ripping lip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good selection of fish to catch. Go early in the morning to take advantage of the perfect weather to be out on the boat ripping lip!
Jeanette  D.
Jeanette D. Chincoteague, VA
Charter a boat with Captain Shelby. The boat leaves out of Jekyl Marina instead of having to drive over to the mainland near St. Simons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a boat with Captain Shelby. The boat leaves out of Jekyl Marina instead of having to drive over to the mainland near St. Simons
Sandra  E.
Sandra E. Cary, NC
Pack additional warm clothes in case. Being by the water is always colder.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack additional warm clothes in case. Being by the water is always colder.
Cary  K.
Cary K. Atlanta, Georgia
Just like any other fishing trip, dress in layers, and wear comfortable clothing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like any other fishing trip, dress in layers, and wear comfortable clothing.
Marcus  S.
Marcus S. Kingsland, GA
With the right guide, fall better but did very well. Doubt we would have on own.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
With the right guide, fall better but did very well. Doubt we would have on own.
Robert  E.
Robert E. Cambridge, MN
Whitting we’re all that we’re biting this time of year but we were on the bite, so had a lot of fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Whitting we’re all that we’re biting this time of year but we were on the bite, so had a lot of fun!
Kate  A.
Kate A. Wauwatosa, WI
Follow your Cp’s lead. If there are fish to be caught, he’ll put you on them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Follow your Cp’s lead. If there are fish to be caught, he’ll put you on them.
Jesus  E.
Jesus E. Fort Stewart, 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
The heat and water temperature have an affect on fishing. The warmer the water, the deeper the water you need to fish. Early morning/ evening are best unless you have a guide with hot spots to get you on the fish. Bring water, snacks, and good attitudes to achieve best results.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The heat and water temperature have an affect on fishing. The warmer the water, the deeper the water you need to fish. Early morning/ evening are best unless you have a guide with hot spots to get you on the fish. Bring water, snacks, and good attitudes to achieve best results.
George  R.
George R. Cleveland, GA
Contact Captain Nick with Big Fish Charters. They are honest, will put you on fish, and give you a great time. WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Captain Nick with Big Fish Charters. They are honest, will put you on fish, and give you a great time. WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Steven  H.
Steven H. Stockbridge, GA
To take this trip. My family had an awesome time. Crew and captain were great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To take this trip. My family had an awesome time. Crew and captain were great.
Kelly  G.
Kelly G. Dawson, AL
You just have to move around and have a fish finder to make sure you are on the schools.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You just have to move around and have a fish finder to make sure you are on the schools.
Shelly  N.
Shelly N. Duluth, Georgia
The weather can be variable as far as rain is concerned. So be sure to bring appropriate raingear. A ponch is lightweight and easy to carry. Also check with your guide to see what fish are biting in October. We were successful fishing for redfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can be variable as far as rain is concerned. So be sure to bring appropriate raingear. A ponch is lightweight and easy to carry. Also check with your guide to see what fish are biting in October. We were successful fishing for redfish.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Hiram, GA
Dont waste your time trying to figure out the lake. Get a guide on a charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont waste your time trying to figure out the lake. Get a guide on a charter.
John  M.
John M. United States

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