Trout Fishing at Big Canoe and the North Georgia Mountains

For the fisherman/woman in the family, you will be happy to know that trout are in abundance in North Georgia and Big Canoe. They are great sport on either fly or spin equipment year round. All species of fish slow down in colder water temps, but trout will feed well throughout the year and may actually bite better in cold weather than in the summer. Big Canoe residents do not have to look much further than Lake Petit, which is stocked periodically, for great trout fishing. The lake has a robust population of good trout and shallow water fishing is good on both spin, artificial bait and fly gear.

 North Georgia  provides year round fishing in some rivers and specially designated delayed harvest lakes (catch andrelease only) that provide a full menu of winter trout fishing opportunities. The Noontootla, Blue Ridge and Amicalola Rivers offer some very easy trips, some within minutes of Big Canoe.  Downsize any artificial bait in the winter. For trout, get out the Midge box and Woolly Buggers.There is an active chapter of Trout Unlimited in Dahlonega that offers some good fellowship for trout fishermen. The chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month in Dahlonega. Meetings are at 6:00 p.m. and offer dinner and a program. The February Meeting will be in February 1st at 6:00 p.m. Fishing tips provided by Ralph Ripley of Big Canoe.