NorthGeorgia

North Georgia Mountains

Summerville Trout Hatchery

The Summerville Trout Hatchery and office is located in Chattooga County. The facility produces around 600,000 rainbow trout fry to distribute around Georgia each year.

 

         
Fish stocking truck                                            Raceways for growing trout
 

Burton Trout Hatchery

Burton Trout Hatchery is located in Rabun County on Moccasin Creek next to Lake Burton. The hatchery is approximately 20 miles north of Clarkesville on Georgia Highway 197. There is a family fishing pond open daily for channel catfish from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., with a limit of four fish. Burton Hatchery provides stocking support for Georgia trout streams and public waters.

Coosawattee - Carter's Lake WMA

Located in the southern Appalachian foothills of north Georgia, Coosawattee - Carter's Lake WMA is managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers. The tract sits on over 6,000 acres and offers an abundance of outdoor activities for visitors. Hunting opportunities include deer, bear, turkey, small game and waterfowl. No ATVs are allowed on the property. 

Wheelchair hunters must apply by letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 975 Powerhouse Rd., Chatsworth, GA 30705 between Aug. 15 and Sept. 10. 

 

Rocky Mountain PFA

The Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area is located near the Chattahoochee National Forest and offers 2 lakes totaling 559 acres. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, crappie, and walleye.

Heath Lake is open the 1st–10th of each month and there is now a slot limit on largemouth bass. All largemouth bass 14"–20" must be released immediately. There is still a creel limit of 5 fish, only one of which can be over 20".