fishing reportLOCAL WATERS • LOCAL GUIDES
Summer is coming faster than ever with some days in the upper 80’s this week. The Toccoa Tailwater below Blue ridge Lake is still on fire.
They are still generating for a portion of the day, but morning float trips are providing huge numbers of fish and the big fish are still biting. There seems to still be good sulfur hatches in the mornings and evenings and were starting to see a few yellow sallies in the air.
A standard dry/dropper rig with size 16 and 18 soft hackle pheasant tails, sulfur imitations like a Barr’s emerger, or a light quill pheasant tail. A stonefly imitation is never bad to have in your box. Stick with a standard 9ft 5x monofilament leader and 4x and 5x fluorocarbon tippet. Remember to always check the generation schedule around 5 P.M. the day before. If you scroll down a bit you’ll see the most up-to-date water level and generation info. Don’t miss out on the great summertime fishing.
The upper Toccoa, the headwaters of Lake Blue Ridge, is starting to see warmer water temperatures, which means trout fishing is going to be slow until the fall. But, the warm water means the smallmouth are moving up and hungry.
The water is still a bit high for wading with flows around 650, but with they should continue to drop. Bass poppers, clousers, and sparkle minnows are always a good choice.
Our private water at Noontootla Creek Farms is fishing great as ever. It’s my favorite time of year to fish there because of the incredible terrestrial fishing. Large hoppers and the hopper/dropper fishing is as good as it gets right now. Don’t miss out on the best Hopper fishing for trophy trout around!
Small mountain streams are also about as good as it gets right now. Size 14 and 16 chernobyl chubbies are all you need. Small sulfur dries and parachute adams will work great as well, or the standard dry/dropper rig. Don’t miss out on the awesome water levels and even better fishing. Hope to see y’all out there!Reece Panter
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