Fly fishing for carp has become all the rage over the past couple of years. These fish are one of the most gamey creatures that anglers tossing feathers at fish will enjoy fishing for. If you like a challenge as a fly fisher, then carp is certainly going to fit the bill. Fly fishing for carp is similar to bonefishing only that you are trying to feed a permit! They are big (averaging 10-12lbs), live in VERY shallow water, eat bugs, berries and crayfish and are easily spooked. Once hooked, they will usually leave the flat that they were hooked on and take you into your backing. A perfect fly rod combatant, carp are second to none in the world of fly fishing. Our fly fishing brethren across the pond (UK) have been targeting them with the fly rod for many years. The Chattahoochee River is home to a world class carp fishery and we are now guiding folks who want a chance to catch one of America’s great new game fish!
We target them out of a G3 aluminum skiff with a Yamaha jet drive on the back. All fishing is done around in the Bull Sluice section of the Hooch near Morgan Falls Dam. Anglers will be poled around for ½ day guided trips and even some wading can be done at the request of the angler. All fish are sight cast to. You will look for tailing fish, cruisers, crawlers and mudders when stalking Hooch carp. All trips begin early in the morning and will end before noon. We can supply all necessary equipment including flies or anglers can choose to bring their own. We suggest that floating lines on 7 or 8 weight rods be used. Carp fishing will begin in May and run through September.
NOTE: Conditions of the river can play host to having to reschedule trips on short notice!
What You Need To Bring:
- State of Georgia Fishing License – You can purchase a fishing license by going on line
- Raingear (if inclement weather)
If you are interested in obtaining the services of our excellent guides, please give us a call, at 678-513-1934 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a trip today.