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

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

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

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

Tate Branch Campground

Campground Locations: Chattahoochee National Forest

Streams Near Campground: Talluah River

Bathrooms and Showers: Bathrooms Only

Water: Yes

Electric: No

Bear Protection: Food Storage Hooks Only

Cost:$15

  • 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
  • Waterfront Sites

Talluah River Campground

Campground Locations: Chattahoochee National Forest

Streams Near Campground: Talluah River 

Bathrooms and Showers: Bathrooms Only

Water: Yes

Electric: No

Bear Protection: Food Storage Hooks Only

Cost:

  • 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
  • Waterfront Sites

Frank Gross

Campground Locations: Chattaahoochee National Forrest

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

Bathrooms and Showers: Bathrooms only

Water: Y

Electric: N

Bear Protection: Food Storage Hooks 

Cost: $15 dollars, pay at campground only

Cost:

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

Boggs Creek

Campground Locations: Chattahoochee National Forest

Streams Near Campground: Boggs Creek and Dicks Creek

Bathrooms and Showers: No

Water: No

Electric: No

Bear Protection: Food Safety Hooks

Cost: None

  • Campfire Rings
  • Lantern Posts
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Waterfront Sites

Sarahs Creek Campground

Campground Locations: Chattahoochee National Forest

Streams Near Campground: Sarahs Creek and Warwomans Creek

Bathrooms and Showers: Bathrooms Only

Water: Yes

Electric: No

Bear Protection: Food Safety Storage Hooks and Metal Lock Boxes

Cost:

  • 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
  • Waterfront Sites