The Soque River in Habersham County, Georgia, is a breathtaking 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 just a few of our best tips for partaking in this awesome 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. For a list of local recommendations, Request access to our free North Georgia Vacation Guide! It’s your best resource for the region’s best outdoor opportunities, dining, shopping, and more!
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. Land owners and local fishing businesses ensure that the river is re-stocked annually and that the fish are well fed to maintain their trophy size. Whether you’re an avid angler or have never cast a line, Soque River fly fishing is an exciting and fun way to spend an afternoon in the North Georgia Mountains!
Our Favorite Places For Soque River Fly Fishing
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 strong 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!
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.
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.
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!
Unicoi Outfitters offers trophy trout fishing on several private streams. These areas provide fly fishermen with the opportunity 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.
End Your Excursion at Glen-Ella Springs!
After an exciting day Soque River fly fishing, head back to Glen-Ella Springs Inn. When you’re a guest with us, you’re family. We’ll help you recharge with a delicious, satisfying dinner at our award-winning North Georgia restaurant. Finally, end your night with a restful sleep in one of our Glen-Ella Springs Inn guest rooms. You’ll be ready to wake up early and do it all over again the next day!
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!