Chattahoochee River is a fly fishing location in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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Latest trip report: Chattahoochee River
Report posted on 03/22/2011
below Buford /
(0-10 is fishable)
The Dam number 770-945-1466
Predicted flows -
clarity is a little 4
call the dam to be sure, always subject to change - 770-945
nymph rig with smaller midge on bottom, hopper dropper is
working well right now too
(03/22/11 by The Fish Hawk)
The Chattahoochee River upper tailwater fishery begins just below Buford
Dam and flows around 35 miles to the Morgan Falls Dam. This upper
tailwater provides fly fishing opportunities all year round, because of
the cold water that is being released by the dam. There are a number of
access points along this stretch of river that provide ample wading and
launching of boats. My favorite sections of the river include the Abbotts
bridge to Medlock bridge, and upstream from Medlock bridge to the Shakerag
shoal area. I found that running a small outboard on my drift boat around
these areas is an ideal way to approach the fishing here. The river has
its shallow shoal areas, but not like the Toccoa River. Rainbow and brown
trout can be caught throughout the year on the upper tailwater. Fly
fishing the Chattahoochee River with streamer patterns can land some
quality sized brown trout. The Georgia state record brown trout was caught
on this upper tailwater section. I fish mostly nymph and streamer patterns
on the tailwater. Contact me if you would like to plan a full or half day
guided fly fishing trip on the Chattahoochee River tailwater.
(06/11/10 by deepsouthflyanglers)