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Clayton, Georgia, is known for its beauty and small-town charm. Situated at the foot of Black Rock Mountain, at just under 2,000 feet, it is one of the highest towns in the state. Downtown’s restaurants, cafes, and retail shops are surrounded by peaks that rise as high as 3,500 feet. Clayton has the perfect blend of cultural amenities and outdoor activities:

  • There are many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in and around Clayton, GA. 
  • There are several local and state parks in the area, like Black Rock Mountain State Park, Stekoa Creek Park, Bartram Trailhead / Warwoman Dell Picnic Area, and more. 
  • 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 and a half from Atlanta. 

Fly fishing near Clayton, GA, is one of the best ways to see and experience the area. If you’re planning a fly fishing excursion in north Georgia, here’s why Clayton should be on your list.

Clayton, Georgia Fly Fishing 

Fly fishing is one of the best pastimes for anyone looking to get away from the buzz of the big city and experience nature. There are many fly fishing waters in and around Clayton, GA.

Where to Fish for Trout Near Clayton, GA

Some of the rivers and waterways in which we fish near Clayton include:

  • The Little Tennessee River: The waters of the Little Tennessee River originate in the North Georgia Mountains near the town of Clayton in Rabun County.  It then flows North through the town of Franklin, North Carolina, and later into Fontana Lake. 
  • The Chattooga River: A great location for catching large brown trout, The Chattooga River is located between Highlands, NC, and Clayton, GA. This stream is only for experienced anglers, and those wanting to fish here benefit from seasoned guides
  • The Cullasaja River: The Cullasaja River is, without a doubt, one of the most picturesque rivers anywhere in western North Carolina. It’s quite technical, and we recommend only fishing it with the help of experienced guides
  • The Soque River: The Soque River is located in nearby Habersham County. If you want to have a chance at a true trophy trout, there is no place better in the southern United States than this river. The fish average three to eight pounds, but larger catches are often encountered, giving the angler a wild ride.

Fly fishing in and around Clayton, GA, is a great way to relax and experience nature. We lead tours near Clayton and throughout north Georgia and western North Carolina. Many of the waters near Clayton can be fished year-round, which is perfect for those who want to get away during the winter months. 

The guides at Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing have many years of experience guiding fly fishing trips in north Georgia. We will help you make the most of your trip to Clayton. Contact Turning Stone’s for more information about fly fishing near Clayton, GA