April 19, 2023
All About Trout
Did you know that Blue Ridge is the trout capital of Georgia? It is true and inescapable if you just venture downtown. Among other indicators are sculptures of trout peppered throughout the area. But you also can find anything you need to enjoy some time indulging in this pastime.
Make your first stop the Cohutta Fishing Company. You can take a class, schedule a guide, or simply stock up on supplies and tips.
Cohutta Fishing Co
- 490 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA
If you want a high-end fly rod or are in the zone for making your own, head over to Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods. Apparently even President Jimmy Carter has one!
Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods
- 494 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA
Another option for a guided service is Noontootla Creek Farms in the Aska Adventure Area. They also offering hunting and sporting clays!
Noontootla Creek Farms
- 3668 Newport Road. Blue Ridge, GA
Going It Alone
If you prefer to venture out on your own, download a fishing map from the Chamber of Commerce if you don’t already have one.
You may want to stop at the Rum Cake Lady to grab some food for a day out. If you like authentic cuban sandwiches, we highly recommend this place.
Rum Cake Lady
- 205 W First St, Blue Ridge
A Different Perspective
You may want to enjoy the river from another vantage point. If so, try the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. It will take you along the northern portion of the Toccoa River to the Tennessee Line in McCaysville. It is a leisurely, beautiful ride.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
- 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge
At The End Of The Day
Chances are, you may find yourself down on the south end of Toccoa River at some point. If that happens to be around meal time, check out Toccoa River Restaurant which sits right at the water’s edge.
Toccoa River Restaurant
- 8055 Aska Rd., Blue Ridge
What I have shared is just a taste of what anglers will find to do in Blue Ridge. But no matter what your days bring, end them at Century View Lodge where you can spend the evening relaxing and swapping fish stories to your heart’s content.