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Chattahoochee River Fishing Tips
This section of the Chattahoochee River offers some of the best trout fishing in Georgia.

Water quality and quantity are good and there are plenty of opportunities for the bank, wade and boat angler. This section is managed as “put-and-take” for rainbow trout and as “wild” for brown trout. Rainbow trout are annually stocked from late February through fall.

Expect a small percentage of rainbows reaching 12-15 inches. Brown trout account for greater than 70 percent of the fall trout population. Expect browns up to 9 pounds. A 14 lbs. 9.6 oz. brown was collected and released by WRD in 2008 and the Georgia state record brown trout (18 lbs., 6 oz.) was caught from this section of the river.

The chance for a trophy trout is a distinct possibility!
Technique - For fly-fishing, use 8½ to 9-foot rods for 5 to 6 weight floating and/or sinking tip lines. Small nymphs and wet flies work well. From the dam to Roswell Rd., a No. 10 or No. 12 brown or black bead-head wooly bugger or a No. 14 bead-head Prince nymph is recommended. No response? Try a dropper rig with flies like a No. 16 Elk Hare Caddis with a No. 14 bead-head Prince Nymph as the dropper.

For spin fishing, use 5 to 7-foot long rods with 4 to 6-pound test line. Try 1/8 ounce Rooster Tails in brown, green or yellow, Panther Martin 1/8 ounce spinners in yellow or orange or 3 to 5-inch Rapalas with perch, rainbow trout, gold or silver patterns.
Target - River-wide from Buford Dam to Roswell Road. Utilize the 19 county and federally maintained public access points that offer excellent bank, wading and boating access. For best chances, fish during clear, low flows; although bait, spin and fly anglers can and do find success in turbid waters.
Contact Info
The section between Buford Dam and Peachtree Creek lies within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) and is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). The Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and NPS work closely to manage the land, river and wildlife. For more information about the area, call 678-538-1200.
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