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 … Continue reading

Fly Fishing School in the North Georgia Mountains

Fishing School Are you an aspiring angler? Are you looking to gain more skills and experience but aren’t sure where to start? The Fly Fishing School at Habersham Mill might just have the exact experience you’re looking for! Join other fishing students on a two-day intensive program in the north Georgia mountains that will teach you the basics of fly fishing and enhance the skills you may already have with the help of nationally-recognized fly fishing instructors, Jimmy Harris and Kent Edmonds. Upcoming Offerings The school offers various experiences throughout the year, but their next session is February 22 – … Continue reading

Fly Fishing at Fern Valley on the Soque

Put those waders to good use! Enjoy fly fishing on one of the best stretches of the Soque River, just minutes from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa.  Fern Valley on the Soque is a private section of river with deep runs and top-notch amenities. Enjoy the peace and privacy that Fern Valley has to offer by making reservations to be one of the few anglers fishing there each day. Experienced and novice fishers alike will be at home, as Fern Valley offers guides to help you have a memorable and successful fishing trip. Other amenities include a day-use garage … Continue reading

Fishing In The Northeast Georgia Mountains

The mountain areas around the Inn are custom-made for great fishing. With nearly 50 miles of a gently winding river plus plenty of cool mountain streams, you could be happy for weeks on end up here! Trout is the main catch and the Chattahoochee River is one place they love to swim. Be prepared to don waders and head into the water or drift along in a boat—the shoreline is just too treacherous for bank fishing. The Buford Dam releases cool water year-round, keeping conditions perfect for rainbow and brown trout. A few good wading spots include Paces Mill, Pallisades, … Continue reading