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rainbow trout fly fishing clarksvilleClarksville, Georgia, is a destination for fly fishers from all over. Sure, it's a small town, but that makes for the perfect getaway for your next fly fishing excursion. It has everything you need. Easy access to the Soque River, a handful of local eateries, and the Unicoi Outfitters General store.

Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Clarksville, GA

About the Soque River

The upper Soque River is a tributary of the famed Chattahoochee River and is nearly 29 miles long with seven sub-basins. The Soque is home to some of the largest rainbow trout in the state of Georgia and is typically well stocked. 

Landowners and local fishing businesses understand the value of a healthy fly fishing industry and ensure that the river is taken care of and the fish are well-fed to maintain their trophy size. 

This level of fishing is hardly found anywhere else on the east coast and has been featured in a variety of magazines and other publications, including Garden and Gun. 

One writer wrote, “It’s the fish. I’m here for the sight of a two-foot-long rainbow trout leaping four times across a stream my dog could jump in a single bound and the how-do-I-stop-it pull of big fish.”

Searching for Monster Trout on Georgia’s Soque River - Garden and Gun

Hire a Guide

Working with a guiding service will help you get the most out of your fly fishing experience in Clarksville. Many of the best fishing areas are on private property, and a good guiding service will not only help you secure permission, but also help you find the lesser-known fishing areas on the river.

Professional guides not only know where to fish but also understands the local food sources. This can help choose the correct flies that closely resemble what the local rainbow trout population is used to going after. This is a huge benefit since choosing the right fly is just as important as the art of casting.

Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing is a top-notch guiding service for your next fly fishing trip in Clarksville, GA. Despite having worked as fishing guides all across the country, our guides choose to live in the Great Smokies due to their love of the local trout fishing. 

Given our familiarity with the area and our knowledge and expertise, we can ensure that you will have a good time. But act quickly; reservations for our tours are selling out quickly. Contact us today!