Fly Fishing in North Georgia for Trophy-Sized Trout


One of the top fly fishing rivers in the eastern US is located in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia, just down the road from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. In nearby Clarkesville, Georgia there is a two mile stretch of the cold water Soque River that is home to large Rainbow and Brown Trout, many reaching up to 12 pounds!  This beautiful river is surrounded by mountains and is a near-perfect fishery that allows trout to reach such large proportions – all just a few hours north of Atlanta.

Since 1996, John Jackson and his wife Abby have operated a fly fishing destination on this private section of stream-fed river that has been in John’s family since 1939. Blackhawk Fly Fishing has attracted award winning anglers from across the United States, as well as hundreds of beginners just discovering the sport of fly fishing.

Blackhawk Fly Fishing welcomes the lone fly fisherman, couples or groups of all levels of expertise. Gear is provided, instruction freely given and relaxation is encouraged. After a morning of fishing, Blackhawk guests are welcomed to the Jackson’s restored 1860’s farmhouse near the banks of the Soque, where Abby J’s delicious gourmet lunch awaits them. Serene and private, Blackhawk Fly Fishing is known equally for the gourmet farm-to-table food from Abby J’s garden, freshly prepared and waiting, as it is for its trophy-sized trout.

Unlike many Northern fly fishing rivers that are iced-over in the winter, Blackhawk Fly Fishing is open year round, weather permitting. Call Blackhawk Fly Fishing at 706-947-3474 to plan your fly fishing adventure on the Soque River. Make it the perfect getaway with overnight accommodations and perhaps a spa treatment at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. We’ll get you started with an early breakfast to maximize your time on the river and welcome you back to our luxury accommodations and mountain views after your fly fishing adventure. We look forward to seeing your fly fishing trophies here at Lucille’s after your next adventure with Blackhawk Fly Fishing.