An Angler’s Guide to the Best Soque River Fly Fishing

The Soque River in Habersham County, Georgia, is a stunning and unique body of water. It flows approximately 30 miles through private land before emptying into the Chattahoochee River. Soque River fly fishing was once a hidden secret but has become a beloved hobby for area fishermen. In this blog, you’ll find a few of our best tips for partaking in this fantastic sport on the Soque!

The mountain wilderness surrounding Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville, Georgia, is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. In addition to Soque River fly fishing, our little slice of heaven boasts some of the country’s best hiking, mountain biking, and opportunities for relaxation.

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Soque River Fly Fishing

About Soque River Fly Fishing

Water temperatures on the upper Soque River are ideal for supporting large numbers of trout. Landowners and local fishing businesses ensure that the river is re-stocked annually and that the fish are well fed to maintain their trophy size.

The Soque River is located in Habersham County and is a tributary of the larger Chattahoochee River. The Soque River Watershed is 28.5 miles long and is made up of seven watershed sub-basins. These sub-basins are the Headwaters, Raper Creek, Shoal Creek, Deep Creek, Hazel Creek, Beaverdam Creek, and Yellow Bank Creek. Soque River fishing guides can navigate these parts of the river to show you the best places to catch some of the largest trout in the state of Georgia.

Our Favorite Places For Soque River Fly Fishing

Fern Valley on the Soque

About four miles north of Clarkesville, Fern Valley offers some of the Soque River’s best fly fishing experiences for all levels of anglers. Both Rainbow and Brown trout are prevalent throughout this company’s 1/2 mile stretch of river. The best part? This section of the river is very easy to wade through.

Black Hawk Fly Fishing

Black Hawk Fly Fishing offers private fishing trips along a 2-mile stretch of the Soque River. This stream is a haven for trout; it features intense rapids and deep pools that flow over the sandy and rocky riverbed. Over the years, Black Hawk Fly Fishing has helped anglers reel in some of the country’s largest trout. Get ready to catch a big one!

Unicoi Outfitters

Unicoi Outfitters offers trophy trout fishing on several private streams. These areas allow fly fishermen to find trout measured in pounds, not inches. Many successful days on the water result from trips on Unicoi’s streams. These include the Nacooche Bend, Riverside on the Soque, and Noontootla Creek Farm.

Brigadoon Lodge

The Brigadoon Lodge property encompasses an enormous bend in the Soque River and is completely surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Head out with a private guide and enjoy 360-degree breathtaking views. This area is especially beautiful in the spring, when 300-year-old mountain laurels, azaleas, and rhododendron are in full bloom. If you prefer cooler temperatures, check it out in September, October, or November when the leaves change colors.

Riverside Trout Fishing

Located in historic Batesville, Georgia, Riverside Trout Fishing holds Georgia’s current state record for catching the largest Rainbow Trout. Through this outfitter, fishermen can choose between a full- or half-day trip hosted by a private guide. You’ll be taken out on the water and shown where the big fish reside. Be sure to bring your camera for this trip!

Where to Stay During a Soque River Fishing Trip


While you’re planning your Soque River fishing adventure, don’t forget to book your stay at Glen-Ella Springs. Our Clarkesville, GA Inn is the perfect North Georgia Mountain getaway with relaxing accommodations and a beautiful rustic setting. Our rooms and suites feature comfortable furnishings, private bathrooms, and luxurious amenities like custom milled bath products, spa-inspired robes, 600 thread count sheets, sound machines, and more.

After a day on the river working up an appetite, our Restaurant will satisfy your cravings for innovative and delicious cuisine. The restaurant is open most evenings, and each morning you’ll enjoy a full breakfast featuring dishes like our Blueberry Pancakes or Two Cheese Strata. When you choose Glen-Ella Springs, you’ll have an amazing experience in the North Georgia Mountains. We can’t wait to have you with us soon!

What are you waiting for? Check our availability today and start planning your next fishing trip in the North Georgia mountains. We can’t wait to hear all about what you catch!

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