Fishing & Hunting in North Georgia

There are many outdoor activities and adventures to enjoy in the North Georgia Mountains. Fishing (including fly fishing) and hunting are among the most popular. Enchanted Mountain Retreats offers a number of  Blairsville, Blue Ridge and Hiawassee lake/river front cabin rentals perfect for your fishing or hunting trip.

Come enjoy our beautiful wilderness and prime fishing spots, including Lake Nottley, Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Chatuge, Toccoa River and area creeks. And then at the end of the day, kick back and relax in one of the best cabin and vacation rentals in North Georgia.

Fishing companies for further info and tours:

Preferred North Georgia Fly Fishing Guide Service


FISHING LIKE A PRO, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE AN AMATEUR. YOU REALLY SHOULD READ THIS! is a website where a trout fishing expert shares his knowledge with readers of the website. Below you'll find the links to great guides and resources to start fishing like a pro! It's is really worthy, you won't regret.


Georgia Wild Trout

Georgia Wild Trout offers full and half day fly fishing trips on private trophy trout streams and the wild trout streams of North Georgia. We enjoy teaching the fly fishing basics to beginners as well as the always evolving advanced techniques to experienced anglers. Gear is provided to our guests on all trips.

Our goal is to make better anglers out of everyone looking for trout in North Georgia.

Our website has dozens of articles helping our visitors do just that.  Contact Us: 469-678-9154

Toccoa River Outfitters & Fly Shop

Toccoa River Outfitters & Fly Shop

 Fly Fishing classes held in our Copperhill. Tennessee shop. Short drive from Downtown Blue Ridge, GA (where the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad goes)

Fly Fishing Outfitters on the Toccoa & Ocoee Rivers

Call Now: 706-900-4004

Reel Angling Service


Reel Angling Service

Looking for a knowledgeable and experienced fly fishing guide service to help you navigate your way fishing trophy trout streams and rivers in Blue Ridge? We'd invite you to contact the friendly staff at Reel Angling Adventures. Bob Borgwat, the owner, and his team of fly fishing guides are accustomed to working with all levels of experience - from the novice to the more advanced.

Mention our name, Enchanted Mountain Retreats and receive a generous discount on your next reservation with them.

You may find these Blue Ridge fly fishing professionals on the web at or by calling 866.899.5259.

Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters

Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters

Another way of exploring the calm and clear waters of the region is trying Tandem Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Go for them at Lake Blue Ridge Otfitters!

Advanced reservations for:

Single kayaks - tandem kayaks, stand up paddle board, party paddle board (stands up to 6 people), rentals on Lake Blue Ridge.

Call now to reserve: 706-900-4004


 Welch"s Guide Service

Welch"s Guide Service

Have access to over eight different lakesin three States North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. All Fishing guides are licensed Captains.

Anyone booking 2 consecutive days fishing will receive a $50 Discount of the total 2 day booking price.

For details Call Eric Welch @ 706-455-2323


 If you want to enjoy fly fishing and kayaking at the most, you should talk -or read- to the experts! Here you’ll find references to companies headed by people who really loves outdoor activities and who have done of them, their passion in life. 



 Rick Wallace, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tackle Village. He has been fishing since he was a child and he guess you’d say Ihe’s pretty much obsessed with all things fishing.

 Wallace began Tackle Village to help fishermen and women the world over get simple, actionable advice about fishing techniques and tackle to help them fish more successfully.

The mission at Tackle Village is to provide simple, clear and effective advice on fishing techniques and gear to help you catch more fish.

 Keep reading here:




Floating Authority is a website dedicated to creating informal buyer and how to guides on a variety of different outdoor recreational as well as professional outdoor floating devices such as Kayak’s, Paddle Boards, Floaties. They also have recently started doing how to’s and buyer guides on Snorkeling, Scuba, Fishing and Boating Equipment.

Derek Lenze, is a paddling enthusiast residing from Vancouver, British Columbia who runs a passion blog that educates people about kayaking and watersports. 

He has over 20 years experience in paddling canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and really anything else that goes into the water. He uses his  first hand knowledge and experience to rate and choose what will best suit your needs or educate you in as much depth and detail as possible using cited sources when needed. 

Keep reading here:





Local Marinas





Nottely Marina

Lake Nottely - Blairsville, Georgia​

Lake Nottely is where Locals and visitors alike enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating.


Marina - Full Service Fuel Dock, Boat Servicing, General Store, Rentals, Dock Slips.

Rentals - Pontoon - Jet Ski Canoe - Kayak   Jon Boat

Contact: 706-745-3638


Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Lake Blue Ridge - Blue Ridge, Georgia

This lake is known for its white bass and small mouth bass fishing.


Marina - Boat Dock, Full Service, Store.

Rentals - Pontoon, Boats, Tubes.

Contact: 706 632-2618


Chatuge Cove Marina

Lake Chatuge - Hiawassee, Georgia

Lake Chatuge is located right on the North Carolina and Georgia border.


Marina – Boat storage with boat ramp, camp sites for RV or tents, fuel, engine service, and a full inventoried ship store.

Rentals - Full compliment of pontoon boat rentals.

Contact: 828 389-6155


Boundary Waters Resort & Marina

Lake Chatuge - Hiawassee, Georgia

Lake Chatuge offers a great fishing and water sports experience for the whole family.


Marina - full-service marina, 200 covered wet slips for annual or seasonal leases. Open slips and jet-ski slips are also available.

Rentals - boat rentals, Pontoon boat rentals or Sport Pontoon, Ski Boat, Deck Boat, or Axis Wakeboard Boat rentals.

Contact: 706 896-2530


Hunting - A Brief Guide


Hunting in The North Georgia Mountains is an allowed activity, but regulated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Therefore if this activity interests you, you must previously process a hunting license and likewise for fishing. However, there are many facilities to process it. Click here for further information.


 Where can I hunt in The North Georgia Mountains?

 In 2 WMA (Wild Management Areas): Blue Ridge and Helen, GA

Blue Ridge & Helen, GA

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area is located in three counties: Fannin, Union, and Lumpkin. The Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area is located in White County (Helen). These hunting areas offer opportunities for the following species: deer, turkey and small game.  If you’re interest in bear hunting, Blue Ridge is the option.

 Do I need previous training to hunt? Where can I get it?

You're invited to attend  a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs. More info here.

What is the best season to hunt?

Check latest Georgia Hunting Season Dates. Click here to see the calendar.



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