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Backcountry Fly Fishing Excursion in Clayton, GAThere are hundreds of miles of mountain streams and rivers within only a few miles of the beautiful little town of Clayton, GA, including the trophy trout waters of Soque River, and the professional guides of Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing are your key to unlocking their potential.

Backcountry Fly Fishing Excursion in Clayton, GA

Clayton, GA is situated in the mountains of northern Georgia along US Highway 441 in the middle of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, which includes the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area and Blackrock Mountain State Park.

Within the national forest are many rugged streams filled with brook, rainbow, and brown trout.  Many of the trout waters are far off the beaten path and difficult to get to, whereas other areas are near local roads and are fished more regularly.  

Although maps of the area can provide the locations of many of the streams and rivers that are available, unless you are familiar with the mountain roads, location of public lands, and areas where fly fishing is not allowed, then it is imperative that you have one of our professional guides at Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing lead you to success. 

Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Near Clayton, GA

Sections of the Chattooga River are stocked with portions designated as Delayed Harvest Waters. There are many other streams within public and private land that are hatchery supported, including Hoods Creek, Walnut Creek, Sarah’s Creek, and Warwoman Creek east of town and Coleman River west of town.

Also, the lake on Blackrock Mountain State park just west of town is stocked with rainbow trout and is very accessible to anglers that provide pier and bank fishing. Although not the same adventure as a backcountry fly fishing trip into the remote areas within the Chattahoochee-Oconee, it does provide a lazy afternoon of fly fishing.

Get the most out of your fly fishing excursion by utilizing one of Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing Guides 

  • Our guides here at Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing love fishing backcountry locations.
  • Our guides research the streams in the Clayton, GA, area and know where to go and how to get there.
  • Our guides know the local stream conditions and the best fly patterns to utilize.
  • Our guides can work with any fly fishing experience level and pick locations that best suit the experience and physical condition of the angler.
  • If you don't have the right fly fishing gear for the local conditions, our guides can assist you with finding the right gear to catch trout.
  • Our guides have a lot of experience in backcountry fly fishing and know plenty of great spots to get away from the crowds.

The mountains of North Georgia that surround the town of Clayton have some of the most beautiful, rugged, and remote streams and rivers available for fly fishing adventures. The streams are wild and rugged, and the trout elusive, with many, never seeing the inside of a fish hatchery. Even though these trout found in the backcountry are wild and not easily caught, a trip can be for any age or skill level. Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing can tailor the trip to ensure this.

When you take one of these trips to remote mountain streams, you should know that most of the fish will be small in the 6 to 12-inch range, but the reward of catching wild trout in fast waters makes up for that.

If you wish to experience the wonderful trout waters found in the mountains surrounding Clayton, GA, or gain the right to fish in the trophy waters of Soque River, then book a trip with Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing today. For more information, check out our website.