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Clayton Trout Fishing Guide

The town of Clayton is more tucked away in the corner of Northeast Georgia and sees less visitors than the other North Georgia mountain towns. This plays to the advantage of visiting anglers as the major rivers and watersheds of the area see less pressure. The Tallulah River, Chattooga River, and their tributaries are the main attraction for trout and fly fisherman across the state. Both rivers have healthy populations of wild and stocked trout. Learn more about which creeks and streams are stocked or have populations of wild trout in our Clayton Trout Fishing Guide article. 

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Clayton Fly Fishing

The best stocked trout streams around the Clayton area include the Tallulah River, Coleman River, Chattooga River, West Fork Chattooga River, Moccasin Creek, Warwoman Creek, and Wildcat Creek. Wild trout streams can be found to the east with the Tuckaluge Creek, Hoods Creek, and Sarah's Creek harboring good populations of healthy trout. During cooler months the Chattooga River Delayed Harvest can fish very well and offer excellent fishing, even in the toughest conditions of the year.

Private Trophy Trout Stream Wading

Private water trout streams are located on the Upper Chattooga River's  smaller tributary streams.

The Tallulah River, Coleman River, Chattooga River, West Fork Chattooga River, Moccasin Creek, Warwoman Creek, and Wildcat Creek, and Hoods Creek have some of the best trout fishing near Clayton, Georgia. These creeks and rivers fish better at different times of the year. Becoming familiar with them is the key to maximizing your success. The Toccoa River is the most popular fishing destination for visitors to Clayton. You can learn all about fly fishing wading trips on the Chattooga in our Chattooga River Trout Fishing Guide. All of these streams are stocked at different rates throughout the year. Check out our North Georgia Trout Fishing Guide to Stocked Trout Streams or Clayton Fly Fishing Guide for more details. If you're looking for lodging on Clayton's best trout streams, there are several options just outside of town.

Public Wading Fly Fishing Trips in Clayton

Explore the best public water trout streams around Clayton. Learn how to find and target stocked trout or wild trout. For experienced anglers, attempt the Appalachian slam and land a brown trout, brook trout, and rainbow trout on the same trip while learning their habits and preferences.

Wading Fly Fishing Trips on Clayton's Trophy Trout Streams

Fly fishing the private trout streams around Blue Ridge means targeting your personal best trophy trout. Learn how to find and fight big trout in small water. Focus is crucial as big trout don't often make mistakes more than once.