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brown troutClarksville, GA, is a charming small town near the base of Troy Mountain. The mountains and foothills of north Georgia provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventure. Visitors and residents of Clarksville are treated to a number of options for getting out and experiencing nature, including:

  • There are many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in and around Clarkesville, GA. 
  • There are several local and state parks in the area. 
  • There are numerous restaurants, retail shops, museums, and other downtown amenities. 
  • There is access to water sports, fly fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing. 
  • Downtown is just an hour from Atlanta. 

Fly fishing is among the most enjoyable and popular outdoor adventures in north Georgia. In Clarkesville and  Habersham County, fly fishing for brown trout is the ideal escape for an hour, a weekend, or a full month if you have time for it. 

Whether you're local or stuck in the big city, you need a getaway, and brown trout fishing is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors. What you need to know about fly fishing for brown trout in north Georgia is here in this article!

Clarkesville, GA Brown Trout Fly Fishing

Brown trout have flat bodies that range from golden to olive brown with yellowish borders. On their flanks and back, they have black spots with a pale yellow or white border. Some brown trout also have orange or red patches on their sides.

Brown Trout Fly Fishing Habersham County

Larger brown trout are frequently observed in locations with poor lighting and after heavy rains that generate murky water. Compared to other trout species, they can tolerate somewhat higher water temperatures. Most spawning takes place in the autumn. 

The somewhat warmer water temperatures in north Georgia (as compared to those found further north in the Carolinas and Virginia) are excellent for this type of trout.

The Soque River is one of the most popular and premier brown trout fly fishing locations in Habersham County and throughout north Georgia. The Soque, a tributary of the larger Chattahoochee River, takes its name from a Cherokee tribe that formerly lived in the area.

Fly Fishing for Brown Trout in the Soque River

Here in the Southeast, when fishermen hear the name Soque River, they immediately picture huge numbers of trout! The guides at Turning Stone's Fly Fishing are fortunate to have 100% exclusive access to this fantastic prize rainbow and brown trout fishery, despite the fact that these waterways are private.

Similar to fishing in any other creek, stream, or river, fly fishing in north Georgia has its unique challenges. The famed Soque River is the best location for catching big trout. The entire region is home to amazing fly fishing areas. 

Our guides have fished for brown trout all over the world, but there’s a reason why the guides at Turning Stone's chose to live in the mountains of western North Carolina and North Georgia.

If you’re ready for a memorable fly fishing excursion in north Georgia, in the renowned waters around Clarksville, we are here to make sure you have every opportunity to catch prized trophy trout on the Soque River. Contact us today to schedule your Soque River fly fishing trip!