Public Water Trips

Wade & Float


Public Wade Trips:

In addition to trophy trout waters, Unicoi Outfitters holds permits to a massive portion of Georgia’s Public Water Streams. We are licensed to fish on streams in the Chattahoochee, Sumter, and Nantahala National Forests, as well as non-USFS locations such as Smith Creek and Dukes Creek at Smithgall Woods.  Within a close drive from the shop, we have countless public rivers and streams, including delayed harvest waters, stocked waters, and wild trout areas. 

Georgia’s public access water offers opportunities for all skill levels of fly-fishermen.  Delayed Harvests, Such as Smith Creek offer fantastic fishing for people looking to learn, or to hone their skills throughout the winter months. More experienced anglers may opt for Dukes Creek, a public trophy trout fishery, located within 15 minutes from the shop.

Unicoi Outfitters is a permittee of the Chattahoochee-Oconee, Sumter, and Nantahala National Forests

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