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Georgia is host to some of the country’s best trout fishing. Seriously. Amberjack has over ten outfitters that offer prime access to trophy Georgian trout on multiple different rivers and streams. Many of these outfitters are based in the Chatahoochee National Forest, an expansive natural reserve that spreads across Georgia and Tennessee. The mountain streams and rivers here are full of indigenous Appalachian brook trout and big stocked browns and rainbows, some reaching over 25” in length. Many outfitters offer bespoke trips, so the activities and intensity of the day will mostly be decided by you. Both wading and floating options are available in this pristine wilderness, and both spin fishing and fly fishing are widely practiced in Georgia. For beginner fly fishermen, many outfitters offer classes and fly casting schools.

If you’re more of a saltwater fisherman, head down to Savannah. Here, you can fish for redfish and sea trout in the Georgian tidal estuaries. Anglers will also be able to target tarpon and sharks throughout the day.

Basic Info
  • 52° 34° Dec-Feb
  • 73° 52° Mar-May
  • 89° 71° Jun-Aug
  • 73° 54° Sep-Nov
Chatahoochee, Gulf Stream, Atlantic Ocean
Fishing license info here: here

The Catch

Top fish species to target in Georgia

Brook Trout

Especially prevelant, sometimes over populated, in high elevation lakes and streams, these fish have one spots and multi-colored fins.

Brown Trout

Large dark spotting pattern makes this fish stand out against the other trouts. They can be tough to catch and strong. Look for fall runs.

Rainbow Trout

Adult fish are distinguished by a broad reddish stripe along the lateral line, from gills to the tail, which is most vivid in breeding males.


Reddish color along the back and white on the belly, Redfish are known for the distinct eyespot on their tail.

Sea Trout

Plentiful and good eating in the saltwater marshes of the South. Known for their spots, the sea trout is often called a speckled or spotted trout.


Tarpon have swimming since prehistoric time. They can reach sizes up to 8 feet and weigh up to 280 pounds. As fierce a fight as any fish.

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