Blue Ridge, GA fishing experiences satisfy anglers of all skill levels. Blue Ridge is located in Fannin County, the “Trout Capital of Georgia.” Fly fishermen love our North Georgia Mountains, where lakes, streams and rivers brim with trophy trout. Many of our 500+ miles of mountain water provide technical challenges for experienced fishermen. Stocked rivers offer a more leisurely fishing experience. Kids can master the art of fishing in stocked ponds before progressing to North Georgia rivers and lakes. The cool, deep waters of Lake Blue Ridge are home to bass, bluegill, trout and walleye, a fish usually found only in the Great Lakes. With multiple Escape to Blue Ridge cabins near lakes or rivers, fisherman can spend more time on the water.
To apply online for a Georgia Fishing License, visit: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/node/654
Welch’s Guide Service, Bass Fishing Guide
Eric Welch, North GA native and USCG certified Captain, has been guiding avid anglers on North Georgia lakes and nearby lakes in North Carolina and Tennessee (8 lakes to choose from) for many years. Lake Blue Ridge, 3,300 acres of deep clear water, is one of the last lakes in Georgia to have smallmouth bass. The majority of fish caught on trips are Spotted Bass and you can also pull in Largemouth Bass, White Bass and Walleye. Lake Nottely, 4,180 acres, another deep clear lake, produce massive Stripers in the 30 to 40+ range. You can also catch Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, and Hybrids. Eric can help all types of anglers from rookies to tournament anglers. Eric has been featured in Georgia Sportsman Magazine, Simply Fishing Magazine and Georgia Outdoor News Magazine – with his frequent fishing reports for Lake Blue Ridge and Lake Nottely. Eric operates 2 boats – 21’ bass boat accommodates 3 anglers and 21’ center console accommodates 5 anglers. Check out Eric’s photo gallery and click here to book your bass fishing adventure! For more info visit www.welchsguideservice.com or call 706-455-2323.
For a list of fishing guides, visit: http://www.blueridgemountains.com/members/CT216