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Helen Trout Fishing Guide

Helen is the most unique town found in the North Georgia Mountains. Though the town is still small, Helen receives a heavy amount of traffic from not only local Georgians, but from tourists across the country. Helen has many different activities throughout the seasons including  a full month of Oktoberfest, a Christmas wonderland, and other smaller festivals throughout the year. Visitors can beat the heat in the summer while enjoying the cool float down the Chattahoochee river, or a shaded  hiking adventure along the higher elevation ridges. Trout fishing is excellent in just about every month of the year on many of the creeks around Helen. You can find trophy trout, wild trout, and stocked trout within a ten minute drive from town.  Learn more about which creeks and streams are stocked or have populations of wild trout in our Helen Fly Fishing Guide article.

Helen Fly Fishing

Helen Fly Fishing

The popular stocked trout streams around the Helen area include the upper Chattahoochee River, Soque River, Jasus Creek, Low Gap Creek, Sopestone Creek, and Smith Creek. Unique angling opportunities can be found in the cooler months on Dukes Creek, Georgia's only public trophy trout stream, as well as the Smith Creek Delayed Harvest below Unicoi Lake.

Private Trophy Trout Stream Wading

Private water trout streams are located on the Upper Chattahoochee River its smaller tributaries.

The Chattahoochee River, Dukes Creek, Low Gap Creek, Jasus Creek, Smith Creek, Spoilcane Creek, Raper Creek, and Panther Creek have some of the best trout fishing near Helen, Georgia. These creeks and rivers fish better at different times of the year, so becoming familiar with them is key to maximizing your success. All of these streams are stocked at different rates throughout the year. Check out our North Georgia Trout Fishing Guide to Stocked Trout Streams for more details. If you're looking for lodging on Helen's best trout streams, there are several options just outside of town.

Public Wading Fly Fishing Trips around Helen

Explore the best public water trout streams around Helen. Learn how to find and target stocked trout or wild trout in the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River. For experienced anglers, attempt the Appalachian slam and land a brown trout, brook trout, and rainbow trout on the same trip while learning each of their habits and preferences. These trips can provide a great opportunity to learn how to target pressured trout.

Wading Fly Fishing Trips on Helen Trophy Trout Streams

Fly fishing the private trout streams around Helen means targeting your personal best trophy trout. Learn how to find and fight big trout in small water. Learn the strategies and finesse it takes to land these trophy trout on some of the most scenic trophy water in North Georgia.