Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In Georgia
All about fishing for rainbow, brook and brown trout in area lakes and streams.
Blue Ridge Lake, Carters Lake, Lake Burton, Lake Lanier, Lake Nottely and Lake Russell are the primary lakes with populations of trout. Visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for details regarding trout stocking in Georgia. Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 17 lbs 8 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 10 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 20 lbs 14 oz
Click the images and links above for species details.
Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
Georgia State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from the Soque River.
The state record brook trout was taken out of Waters Creek.
The state record brown trout came from the Chattahoochee River.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, by state.
Learn the habits of trout
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Georgia waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.