Spoilcane Creek

Stream Location: Chattahoochee WMA

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:

Gear:

  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck

About:

Spolcane creek is a freestone feeder creek to the upper Chattahoochee river near Helen, GA. I honestly I do not know why the state of Georgia stocks this creek. It is one of the most useless creeks I have seen here in Gerogia to stock, there are only a small handful of areas that are open to public to fish and the creek has a very low flow of water almost year round. In the stocked areas of Spoilcane the creek hardly ever gets deeper than a foot of water. Besides Spoilcane Creek’s horrid conditions to fish it is located on one of the busiest and dangerous roads in Georgia (Highway 75), very little parking, and there are a lot of bears Just know if you do try to fish Spoilcane be sure to make sure that you bring bear spray and make sure when parked your car is completely off the main highway ( the few spots that you can park in are very tiny).

Directions

Warwoman Creek

Stream Location: Warwoman WMA

Wild Trout: Rainbow Trout

Other Species of Note: Bass

Gear:

  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck

About:

The one thing about Warwoman Creek that stands out above everything else is that this creek reminds me of the Andy Griffith Show, I can just imagine someone fishing this creek on a regular basis with a worm can in one hand an old cane pole in the other. But this is about the only good thing about Warwoman Creek. 

Warwoman is what I like to call a sandy bottom, farmers creek. One that always stays extremely stained and… well is ugly as piss. You can also tell that this creek is very prone to flash floods, the bridge you have to cross over to get the public section of Warwoman is probably the scariest looking bridge I have seen in Georgia. If you do go here just know that Earls Ford road (the road where the public section is located) is a dead end road that ends abruptly into Warwoman Creek, I would not advise trying to cross it unless you have an amphibious tank.

 Honestly I was let down by the idea of this creek. I thought just because of its location in North Georgia that it would be like the Talluah or North Chattahoochee, instead I got a warm water bass creek that the State of Georgia has decided to stock. I caught one stocked rainbow and left. I can see locals loving the idea of a stocked stream right in their back yard, even if it is shit, but to travel from Atlanta to Warwoman Creek is not worth the time and money. 

Directions

Talluah River (Rabun and Town)

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:

Gear:

  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck

About:

The stocked sections of Talluah River in Rabun and Towns are a fly fisherman’s dream come true. They have every aspect of what fly fishermen look for in a freestone mountain stream; from towering boulders, long deep drop off holes,  long shallow runs, to always fast moving oxygenated gin clear water. I really can not imagine a better area to fish, it really is that nice. 

Besides being heavily stocked with rainbow trout I have found on occasion wild rainbow trout living amongst there stocked brethren. As of the writing of this stream write up I have caught nothing but rainbow trout in this stream so I can not verify if there are any other species of trout in this section of the Talluah. 

Once you are the Talluah River Campground area the road does get a bit dicey, being a one lane road in areas you need to be very vigilant of oncoming traffic at all times. There are several parking areas that you can park at, please be mindful and park only in designated areas. Besides the parking be mindful of footing when fishing in this stream, boulders are wonderful in creating a fantastic mountain stream however they are very dangerous to crawl over. Finally be careful near the stream in regards to snakes and bears… more so snakes, snakes love boulders probably more so than even fly fishermen. I personally have seen a timber rattlesnake and a black bear mamma with her cubs so I confirm that these animals can be found in this area. 

Directions

Sarahs Creek

Stream Location: Warwoman WMA

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:

Gear:

  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck

About:

I really do not have much to say about Sarahs Creek because I have yet to catch a fish on this stream. I know by doing my research that this stream is heavily stock, however I have yet to even see a stocked trout in this stream. I do not know what is going on with this stream, if it is being fish out very quickly, or if the fish are getting pushed further down stream than I fish, or if it is being poached (what I think is truly going on).  

Sarahs Creek is a freestone mountain creek located in the middle of the campground. There are some areas that really appeal to fly fishermen and some areas that are more for the taste of spin fishermen. 

Directions

Jasus Creek

Stream Location: Chattahoochee WMA

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:

Gear:

  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck

About:

Jasus Cree is a freestone, campground creek that is one of the head water streams of the Chattahoochee. It’s the type of creek that you want next to a campground, it is simple, nicely structured, and it is heavily stock. I personally fish this creek every time I go fish the upper sections of the Chattahoochee River because of those facts. It can be troublesome for those that are just learning how to fly fish (it is loaded with Laurel bushes), but for those that are experienced mountain trout fly fisherman Jasus creek can be rather fun and very fruitful. 

Realistically there is not much to say about Jesus creek because it is a head water creek. Over the half of a mile are that is stocked there are a couple areas that have very deep holes and long runs, however it is mostly short runs to drop offs, and riffles. Make sure you are fishing these short runs and riffles after a recent stocking, this is where you will find the trout that have moved up stream from the stocking holes. 

Directions

Coopers Creek

WMA: Coopers Creek WMA

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:

Gear:

  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck

About:

Coopers Creek is just one of those streams that will please every type of fly fishermen and even those that like to spin fish. Nestled in the North Georgia mountains Coopers Creek is a slow moving freestone stream that is surrounded by laurels and rhodren bushes, it really is the epitome of the type of trout streams locates here in the Eastern United States. 

From long deep runs, to fast deep riffles trout can be found every where through out Coopers Creek. The key is to pay attention to how the water moves throughout Coopers Creek. If you are throwing nymph rigs make sure the nymphs are at the bottom of the creek, if you are chucking meaty streamers make sure you throwing in the right areas and it is getting the movement that you want. Coopers is really not a technical stream but you have to realize that this stream gets fished very heavy and is often very crowded, you need to maximize your effort on Coopers. 

Directions

Deep Hole Campground

Campground Locations: Chattahoochee National Forest

Streams Near Campground: Toccoa River, Rock Creek, Noontootla Creek, and Cooper Creek

Bathrooms and Showers: Bathrooms Only

Water: Yes

Electric: No

Bear Protection: Food Safety Hooks Only

Cost: $15 Online Reservations only 

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/10075391

  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing Pier
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Fishing Dock
  • Waterfront Sites

Unicoi State Park

Campground Locations: Unicoi State Park Helen, Ga

Streams Near Campground: Smith Creek, Upper Chattahoochee River, and Jasus Creek

Bathrooms and Showers: Has both 

Water: Yes 

Electric: Yes

Bear Protection: Food Storage Hooks Only

Cost: $55 

Online and in Person Reservations

  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing Pier
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Fishing Dock
  • Waterfront Sites

Moccasin Creek State Park

Campground Locations: Moccasin Creek State Park, Lake Rabun, Ga

Streams Near Campground: Moccasin Creek (Special Regulation), Wildcat Creek, and Talluah River

Bathrooms and Showers: Both

Water: Yes

Electric: Yes

Cost:$55

Online and In Person Reservations

https://gastateparks.org/MoccasinCreek

  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing Pier
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Fishing Dock
  • Boat Launch