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Fishing in Fannin County, North Georgia Mountains

Seasonal Trout Streams

Charlie Creek Watershed

Etowah River Watershed

Jacks River Watershed

Owenby Creek Watershed

Persimmon Creek Watershed

South Fork Rapier Mill Creek Watershed

Star Creek Watershed

Toccoa River Tributary Watersheds
Entering the Toccoa River downstream from Blue Ridge Reservoir to the Georgia - Tennessee state line
and upstream from the mouth of Stanley Creek except those listed as year-round

Tumbling Creek Watershed

Wilscot Creek Watershed.

Year-Round Trout Streams

Conasauga River Watershed
(except Jacks River Watershed)

Ellijay River Watershed

Fightingtown Creek Watershed

Mountaintown Creek Watershed

Noontootla Creek Watershed

Rock Creek Watershed

Rock Creek Lake

Toccoa River
downstream from Lake Blue Ridge to the Georgia - Tennessee state line
and upstream from the mouth of Stanley Creek
(does not include tributaries unless listed).

 

Lake Fishing

Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge in the North Georgia MountainsThe Toccoa Power Company, a subsidiary of the Tennessee Electric Power Company constructed the lake and dam over a five year period starting in 1925. The TVA bought the dam and generating plant on August 15, 1939. At this time the TVA acquired 7,076 acres of land around the lake and transferred 4,073 acres to the U.S. Forestry Service.

The purpose in building the lakes and dams, were to control the serious problem of mountain floods. Controlling the water flow not only offered a safe alternative, creating hydro dams could generate the much needed demand for electricity. Safety and modern convenience were the original purpose for creating the lakes. Later, the recreational benefits of a mountain lake would draw the attention of a commerce that had all but disappeared, "vacationers."

Boating, fishing and other watersports bring a steady flow of seasonal visitors to the 3,290 acre lake with over 100 miles of Lake Blue Ridge shoreline. Summer homes, as well as year-round residences occupy some of the Lake Blue Ridge shores.  There are several boat ramps, a full-service marina and public swimming and picnic areas. Blue Ridge reservoir is 11 miles long and has 65 miles of shoreline, 25 percent of which is developed, 80 percent of the shoreline on Lake Blue Ridge is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, managed by the USDA Forest Service.

Small Lake Fishing

Rock Creek Lake

Rock Creek Lake is periodically stocked with trout. Fishing is allowed from the last Saturday in March through October, and from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. No picnic tables, camping sites, restrooms, boat ramps or boat rentals are available. Both boat and bank fishing are allowed. Gasoline motors are prohibited. There is a Forest Service campground one mile north of the lake.

for more information:
U.S. Forest Service
6050 Appalachian Hwy.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-3031

 

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