Wilderness View Pond
The spring fed pond on our cabin property has been stocked with catfish. Please feel free to cast a line in and try your luck at catching one of these well fed fish. If you happen to catch one of our 8 albino catfish, kindly throw it back in the pond as they are very rare. The carp have been added to clean the algae in the pond so if you catch a carp, be courteous and set it free from your line.
Amicalola Falls Amicalola is a Cherokee word meaning tumbling waters. Amicalola Creek is managed as a trout stream and is open to fishing from the last Saturday in March through the end of October.
- Tallest waterfall in Georgia
- Restaurant located on premises
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park The spring fed, 17-acre lake is open for fishing year round during park hours. Fishing is not permitted from the beach or pedal boat dock. Anyone 16 or older must have a valid resident or non-resident fishing license.
Carters Lake Carters Lake offers anglers a large variety of game fish. Some of the species popular in the lake are striped, largemouth, small mouth and spotted bass, walleye, bream, crappie and catfish. Good fishing can be found in the main lake, the re-regulation pool, and in the tailrace downstream of the re-regulation pool. Trout can also be caught in some of the lakes tributaries.
Holly Creek Holly Creek is located on the southern edge of the Wildlife Management Area, to the west of Mountaintown Creek, and is a tributary of the Conasauga River. It is a creek that receives regular stockings of trout. Catchable sized rainbow trout are released in the lower sections of the stream where there is good road access. This park of the creek is ideal for family groups to fish, since it consists of large pools alongside FS 18.
Farther up, where the stream is away from the road, there is good fishing for wild rainbows in both Holly Creek and its major tributary, Emery Creek. Emery Creek enters the main stream from the left about a mile above the road and is also open to year round fishing. A hiking trail along Holly Creek provides good access to the spot where the streams join.
Above the intersection with Emery Creek, Holly Creek runs through a small steep valley that is fairly strenuous to travel. This terrain eliminates much of the fishing pressure one would expect to find associated with such a stream. As a result, the creek can provide some interesting and uncrowned angling to those willing to put out the effort to get to it.
Conasauga Lake At 3150 feet above sea level, Conasauga Lake is the highest lake in Georgia. Located near the summit of Grassy Mountain in the Cohutta Mountains, this area is rich in plants, birds, wildlife and recreational opportunities. The area includes a 17-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and boating, picnic facilities, and hiking facilities.
Highest lake in Georgia.
Blue Ridge Lake
Lake Blue Ridge If you like to fish,boat, water-ski, wakeboard, lake kayak, or get around on a personal watercraft (PWC), Lake Blue Ridge is a great place to play. If you dont have a boat or jet ski, bring your canoe or rent a pontoon boat at the marina. You may swim at Morganton Point beach in the summer or fish in the lake any month of the year.
Welcome to Unicoi Outfitters, your North Georgia fly fishing specialists. We offer two full service fly fishing shops in Helen and Blue Ridge, guide services, regional fishing information, and fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and brown trout in privately-owned waters including the exclusive 1.5 mile section of the Chattahoochee River at Nacoochee Bend.
Unicoi Outfitters can provide you with an experienced and friendly fly fishing guide for our own Nacoochee Bend trophy trout section of the Chattahoochee, other trophy trout streams, the public trophy section of Dukes Creek at Smithgall Woods, and more public streams in Georgia and North Carolina. All guides provided by Unicoi Outfitters have a U.S. Forest Service permit and are fully insured. Call (706) 878-3083 or email us for further information about our guides and services or to book a trip.
Unicoi Outfitters offers a range of fly fishing related classes, including fly fishing classes, fly tying classes, and entomology workshops. The classes and workshops are held to a minimum number of students so that you receive the instructional attention your skill level requires. Fly fishing is an ongoing learning experience. Come spend a day with us acquiring some basic skills, then consider booking a trip with one of our professional guides to fish Nacoochee Bend and learn the finer details of the sport. Anglers with intermediate skills should definitely consider spending a day fishing with one of our guides.You can learn in one day what might take months or even years to learn on your own. We can also arrange special classes for as few as three people. Call us to set a date for a unique small group or family outing. Blue Ridge: 490 East Main St. Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 706-632-1880
Mountaintown Trout Club is a semi private venue located less than 10 minutes from The Overlook Inn. The club maintains two miles of private trout water as well as some of the best deer and turkey hunting North Georgia has to offer.
They are designed to provide an exclusive experience for its members and guests. Our members can choose from a full day on our trophy managed trout water or even a combined day’s excursion with hunting and fishing offered by our “Cast and Blast” package. This hidden gem of a stream has everything from typical mountain laurel confined runs to beautiful meadows that look like something right out of Montana. Plunge pools to pocket water, bottomless holes and meandering bends all make for a fishing experience hard to duplicate anywhere.
The really great asset to this stream is it’s accessibility from metro Atlanta. Whether you’re driving up from Marietta or the airport, there isn’t an easier-to-access trophy stream available in the state. Mountaintown caters primarily to its corporate members and theirs guests. We do not mass advertise to the public but rather do a select number of trips typically through member referrals. An event at Mountaintown includes exclusive access to the property the entire day of your trip. We do not put multiple trips on the same day. “North Georgia’s Premier Trout and Turkey Destination” Located in Ellijay, Georgia.