Fishing Hot Spots & Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals

Posted by Tom Telford on Mon, Aug 22, 2011

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Georgia Mountain Cabin RentalsGetting back to nature and relaxing in the great outdoors is what every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast craves.  We feel at times that we will explode unless we can get out of the office for the weekend away from the chaos of busy life to get some fresh air.  The state of Georgia has exactly what you are looking for, so why not check out Georgia mountain rentals cabin?  You can take in some of the premier fishing North Georgia has to offer while you are there.

What about a fishing license?

The formality of buying a fishing license insures that fishing in North Georgia will remain an enjoyable way to pass the time for all fishermen, because fees are used to support programs like management of fishing areas and fish hatcheries, boat ramp maintenance, and monitoring the fish population in Georgia’s 500,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams. 


Where are some of the best fishing destinations in North Georgia?

1.  The Chattahoochee River is a haven for trout fishing.

Helen GA RentalsHelen offers not only great Georgia mountain rentals, but it also offers some of the best trout fishing in the state.  The river is open to fishing year round, and some of the best fishing occurs from late autumn to early winter when the river flows are more predictable.  The Chattahoochee abounds with twelve to fourteen inch trout – mostly rainbow trout with some brown.  If you want to get away from the crowds upstream from Helen you will enter the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area where there is plenty of area for wade fishing.  Fishing in the Chattahoochee has fewer restrictions.  You can use any type of hooks and any type of bait except for live minnows.  More trout and fewer restrictions make the Chattahoochee River a top fishing getaway among Georgia mountain rentals.

2.  Southern Living Magazine called Duke’s Creek the “holiest of holies in Georgia trout-catching circles”.

As a tributary to the Chattahoochee River, Duke’s Creek runs through the Smithgall Woods State Park and is accessible for fishing year-round.  The trout in Duke’s Creek are wild rainbows and browns that have not been stocked by local hatcheries.  At “Duke’s Creek Scenic Falls Area” the stream flows through a gorge that may be a challenge to access, but it has some of the best fishing spots for rainbow trout just a short trip away from Helen.

3.  There is great fishing in Smith Lake.

Helen Ga Cabin rentalsLargemouth bass weighing from twelve to fifteen pounds can be caught at Smith Lake in Unicoi State Park.  Anglers can also catch catfish, bluegill, and crappie.

Like other fishing spots in the area trout abound – brook trout, rainbow trout and brown trout.  Fish can be taken only between May 15 and October 31.  After that it is only catch and release through May 14, and you can only use single hook artificial lures.



Helen, Georgia mountain rentals offer access to premier fishing spots year-round.


Need Help?  Check these companies out:

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Unicoi Outfitters

7280 S. Main Street; Helen, GA
(706) 878-3083


Smithgall Woods Conservation Area

61 Tsalaki Trail; Helen, GA






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