The 2020 Helen Trout Tournament in the North Georgia Mountains

Grab your waders and your fishing rods! The 2020 Helen Trout Tournament is coming to the alpine village again this year, and it’s sure to be a great time! Any and all anglers with a valid Georgia fishing license that has a trout stamp are eligible to enter this tournament.

The Details

Date: March 28, 2020
Time: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Entry fee: $20
Event Boundaries: From the river access area on Escowee Street, downstream through Helen, to the first Brucken Strausse bridge at Cool River Tubing

The Helen Chamber of Commerce will stock the Chattahoochee River with over 400 pounds of trout for this event, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will continue stocking the river as the day goes on. There are cash prizes offered to specially tagged fish:

  • First Place — $1,000 fish sponsored by Craig’s Remodeling and Repair
  • Second Place — $500 “Milton Davis” fish sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce
  • Third Place — $300 sponsored by “Tim’s Wooden Toys”
  • $50 for each of the next 25 tagged trout
  • $25 for the remainder of the tagged trout

Plan the Ultimate North Georgia Mountain Getaway

After the event, take some time to explore the beautiful town of Helen. Make a stop at Freeze Cream to celebrate your fishing successes or for something heartier, try Cowboys & Angels Restaurant. Make a stop at the Helen Arts and Heritage Center or browse many of the local retail shops.

Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa is down a quiet road, just outside of Helen, making us the perfect place to stay for this event. Enjoy a good night’s rest and start your day off right with our delicious gourmet breakfast. After a long day of fishing, you’ll love coming back to our cozy rooms and luxurious amenities. Watch the sun go down on our back deck overlooking stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This weekend is also the last of the Wine Highway Weekends, so if you’re traveling companion isn’t interested in fishing, there’s still plenty for them to do in the area!

Extend your stay with our “Pick Your Own Special” offer that is valid for Sunday-Thursday leading up to and following this event. Just enter the code for the offer you’d like when you book online or mention it to us when you call. So don’t wait! Rooms go fast for this event—only 3 left right now—so book your stay today!