If you are planning on fishing on your next trip to north Georgia, you'll find an abundance of hot spots to catch a variety of fish. Plus getting back to nature and relaxing in the great outdoors is what every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast craves. As busy workers, we can feel we'll explode if we don't get out of the office for a weekend away from the chaos of busy life (in fact, this is the essence of our mission).
The Best Fishing Hot Spots Around Helen Georgia
Image courtesy of the National Park Service
The Chattahoochee River Is A Trout Haven
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. And, it's just a short trip away from Helen. If you're interested in fly fishing at Duke's Creek, check out our deeper dive article here.
Image courtesy of Unicoi State Park
Explore Great Fishing At Smith Lake (Commonly Known As Unicoi Lake)
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Consider A Cabin Stay During Your Next Fishing Trip
Additional North Georgia Fishing Resources
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Our Additional Fishing Articles
- Georgia Fishing License Locations, Requirements & Information
- Helen Georgia Fly Fishing
- Fly-Fishing The Soque
- Fly Fishing Dukes Creek
- Fly Fishing The Toccoa River
- Stand Up Paddle Fly-Fishing (Try something new!)