Lower Toccoa River - Blue Ridge Dam to State Line

Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513

Lower Toccoa River - Blue Ridge Dam to State Line

Lower Toccoa River - Blue Ridge Dam to State Line Professional Review and Guide

"The Toccoa River below Blue Ridge Dam is arguably the best tailwater trout fishery in Georgia. Plenty of feisty fish and little fishing pressure make the Toccoa a good choice for big-water trout fishing. From Blue Ridge Dam to where it crosses into Tennessee (and takes on the name “Ocoee River”), the Toccoa River offers about 15 miles of good fishing for trout and perhaps even a few smallmouth bass. Compared to most Georgia trout streams, the Toccoa is big water. Long, deep pools separated by rocky shoals make the river perfect for floating using a tube or canoe. At high water, wading can be a problem. At low water, expect to do some dragging if you are in a canoe. Low water conditions are best fished by floating in a canoe and then getting in the water to fish.

Because this section of the Toccoa River flows through private lands, access is limited. However, several public parks and road crossings provide angler access to the river and make floating from one point to another an option. Since the operation of Blue Ridge Dam significantly affects the water level, safety should always be foremost. The onset of generation, unannounced and sometimes unscheduled, brings sudden and dramatic changes in the river. When wading, always keep a close eye on a benchmark rock, fallen tree, or other objects in the river."

Lower Toccoa River - Blue Ridge Dam to State Line Reviews

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The Lower Toccoa is an awesome place to spend a day on the water enjoying a canoe or kayak float trip, whether you want to fish for trout or simply enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. If 6 miles is your idea of a good float trip, pack up your canoe or kayak and head out with a friend. Leave one car at Horseshoe Bend Park and drive the boats up to the Curtis Switch TVA Park to put in. Expect to spend about six hours on the water if you go this route. You’ll likely see plenty of people fishing along the way, as well as (of course!) take in that awesome North Georgia waterfront scenery. This isn’t the full length of the Blue Ridge Dam to the state-line, but it’s a good portion of that section of the river.
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Trail Information

Blue Ridge
Nearby City
Best way to fish: wading, float tube, canoe
Duration
Best April through October
Season & Limits
US Forest Service, Toccoa Ranger District
Local Contacts
DeLorme Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Sep 2018