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Soque River

Georgia's Soque River has gained fame in trout fishing circles for producing trophy rainbow and brown trout. Almost all of the river is private, although access through commercial fishing lodges is available. Small stretches are public within the Chattahoochee National Forest. A portion of the river is also within the Tray Mountain Wilderness. The Soque River and its watershed are located entirely within the county boundaries of Habersham County in northeast Georgia. The Soque is a tributary of the Chattahoochee River. Portions of the river run along State Route 197.

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North Georgia Trout Articles

Catch Rainbow Trout In Georgia Without The Crowds

Catching trout within sight of his truck just doesn’t appeal to Dale Thomas. Dale, a trout angler who lives in Clarkesville, prefers to fish streams that do not have a road running beside them, and he doesn’t mind having to hike to get to them. On May 11, Dale led GON-TV cameraman James Guthrie, my…

Fly Fishing For Chattahoochee Trout On The River Through Atlanta

When a guy shows up to trout fish and his only “equipment” consists of a pair of old Nike tennis shoes that he calls wading shoes, the Orvis guys better wade for safer environs. My guide, Chris Scalley, poked fun at my wading shoes, made me put my baitcasting outfit back in the truck and…

Stalking Smith Creek Trout

Quick! Which north Georgia public trout stream gives you the best chance to catch a trout bigger than 16 inches on any given day? If you answered Dukes Creek or Waters Creek, then you need to try fishing Smith Creek at Unicoi State Park. The mile-long section of Smith Creek downstream of Unicoi Lake’s dam…

Brown Trout From Hartwell Tailrace Set Lake Russell Record

Tim Harris ought to go fishing more often! On his single trip to the Lake Hartwell trailrace last summer, he caught a trout bigger than anyone else has caught from Lake Russell. On Fourth of July, 1993, then 14-year-old Tim Harris, of Hartwell, went fishing in the tailrace below the Lake Hartwell dam, which is…

Story Of The Very First Trout In Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River

In April, 29 years ago (1960), Ed Scruggs, an excellent trout fisherman and successful businessman, came into my office at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and asked, “If you’re going to manage the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam as a tailwater trout fishery, what would you do?” Knowing this to be a loaded question…

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