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Fishing in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Updated on December 8, 2014
Blue Ridge Lake
Blue Ridge Lake | Source

Blue Ridge

Located in Northern Georgia not far from Tennessee, Blue Ridge, Georgia is about a 90-minute drive time north of Atlanta, in Fannin County -- the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only fishing, but outdoor vacationing, hiking, birding (bird watching), hunting, boating, and other recreational activities are abundant in this area.

Driving from Atlanta on I-75 North, proceed to I-575. You will find this name changes to Georgia Mountain Parkway at the Cherokee County & Pickens County line. Continue driving on the same road for 55 miles until you reach to Blue Ridge.

The Blue Ridge Mountains run southwest from central Pennsylvania to Springer Mountain in Fannin County, where other mountain ranges take over and move westward. The Blue Ridge Range is younger than the Great Smoky Mountains nearby. Over 100,000 acres of land is governed by the US Forest Service in Fannin County and this indicates good hunting and fishing possibilities as well.

Lake Blue Ridge is a good place to start fishing, but there are others as well.

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout | Source

Blue Ridge Lake Marina

Directions from Blue Ridge, to the Lake, 2.8 miles away:

  1. Drive northeast on East 1st ST/ US-76 BR/ GA-5 BR toward DEPOT ST. Keep driving to follow 1st ST for about a mile
  2. Next, East 1st ST changes into VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. Drive on this for 1.6 miles.
  3. Turn slightly to the right onto MARINA DR and drive for just 0.2 miles.
  4. Go to the MARINA at 335 Marina Dr Blue Ridge, GA 30513

A Georgia State Fishing License is required. Maps and live bait are available at the Marina. You can catch trout, stripers, large mouth bass, and small mouth bass.

Licenses can be purchased online from the Georgia State Natural Resources site are at over 1000 retailers that include bait shops and hardware stores.

Additional information on fishing sites: Click Here.

Blue Ridge Marina

A
335 Marina Dr Blue Ridge GA:
335 Marina Dr, Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, USA

get directions

Large Mouth
Large Mouth
Striper
Striper

Blue Ridge Fishing & Outfitters

Unicoi Outfitters

  • 490 E Main St, Blue Ridge - (706) 632-1880

Stanley's Pro Shop

  • 4187 East First Street, Blue Ridge - (706) 632-2441

Noontootla Creek Farms

  • 123 Newport Rd, Blue Ridge - (706) 838-0585

Browns Feed & Seed‎

  • 55 Mountain Ln, Blue Ridge, GA‎ - (706) 632-2508

Tri State Bait & Tackle Shop‎

  • 8196 Lakewood Hwy, Mineral Bluff, GA‎ - (706) 374-2030

Wolf Creek Tackle‎ -

  • 25 Wolf Creek Spur, Mineral Bluff, GA‎ - (706) 374-2281

Carolina Lures‎

  • 8614 Blue Ridge Hwy, Blairsville, GA‎ - (706) 781-2578

Ellijay Outfitters‎

  • 10 N Main St, Ellijay, GA‎ - (706) 698-4327

Discount Sporting Goods

  • 3106 Chatsworth Hwy, Ellijay, GA‎ - (706) 226-1604

Paradise Bait & Tackle

  • 5606 Paradise Ln, Blairsville, GA‎

Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals

Blue Ridge Parkway by Bike

Additional Fishing Sites

Additional fishing sites that you can locate through Map Quest or Google Maps include:

Year Round Trout Fishing:

  • Conasauga River
  • Ellijay River
  • Fightingtown Creek
  • Mountaintown Creek
  • Noontootla Creek
  • Rock Creek Lake

Seasonal Trout Fishing:

  • Charlie Creek
  • Etowah River
  • Jacks River
  • Owenby Creek
  • Persimmon Creek
  • South Fork Rapier Mill Creek
  • Star Creek
  • Toccoa River Tributary - DIRECTIONS:
  1. From Blue Ridge, GA; go northeast on East 1st ST/ US-76 BR/ GA-5 BR toward DEPOT ST for about 0.3 miles
  2. Turn LEFT onto MOUNTAIN ST/ US-76 BR/ GA-5 BR and drive to follow US-76 BR/ GA-5 BR for about 1/2 mile.
  3. Drive on US-76 BR/ GA-5 BR as it changes to GA-5 and stay on it for 10 miles.
  4. Turn LEFT then turn RIGHT onto BRIDGE ST in McCaysville, GA and the river is right there.

FISHING LINKS

Road Conditions & Maps

There are a lot of unpaved roads in Fannin County, Georgia that include old logging roads and dirt roads -- You might encounter some of them while fishing or on your way to various fishing locations. See maps here:

Comments and Experiences

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      3 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      ThelmaC! - I am always happy to see you on HubPages, because of your friendliness and bright spirit! Happy Easter!

      I think I've been to Georgia at least half a dozen times and traveling through the scenery is fun, especially the waterways. People are friendly and so many sights present themselves. I love lakes, though. Hope I see you sometime!

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 

      3 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      Patty I am happy to see that my favorite Hubber (you!) has written a hub about Blue Ridge, Georgia which is where I live. Great job on the hub!!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      There's another good okace for cool water and fishing - Gauley Bridge in W. Va.

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      Bueller's Way 

      10 years ago from Massachussetts

      Sounds like a beautiful place to go. Can't wait to take a few trips to someplace like that.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Note: Several links offer maps and directions to additional fishing sites.  Click to enlarge the maps on this Hub as well. Blue Ridge Lake Marina has much information on fishing, boat rentals, maps, etc. around the area.

      Map for Rt. 5 & 515 to the lake.

      http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=241+Depot+St,+Bl...

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      The color of the water in the lakes in Northern Georgia is stunning. It has been a couple of years since I travelled there, but recebnt photos look beauitiful still.

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      homemadesoap 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Wow. It looks absolutly stunning there...

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains are a completely different world. Very lovely.

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      oberbreckling 

      10 years ago

      Hi patty I lived in Tenn. Nashville for 12 years and didn't know it was there well I live in my home state of Iowa now and the wife and kids we all go down to gatlinburg pigeon forge every summer smoky mountains is one of my favorite places in the world but I would most likely consider going to Blue Ridge to me it sounds like a place in Kentucky haha~cool~cya and thanks!

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