Float Trips

Toccoa River Float Trips

Soaring Eagle Outfitters' float trips on the Toccoa River are a great way to catch fish while enjoying the beauty of the national forest and the untouched wilderness. In addition to gorgeous mountain views, you may see deer and bald eagles while chasing rainbow, brown, and the occasional brook trout. 

The Toccoa River starts as a small stream high in the mountains of Union County near the town of Suches, GA.  As the river winds through the wilderness of the National Forest it gains size as it flows South to North. The Toccoa River  is fed by Coopers Creek, Rock Creek and Noontootla Creek before dumping into Lake Blue Ridge. From Lake Blue Ridge it continues flowing North into Tennessee where the name changes to the Ocoee River. The Toccoa is the longest cold water river in North Georgia supporting trout of various species throughout its watershed.

The upper Toccoa (southern section) flows through sections of National Forest and private property.  Soaring Eagle Outfitters is permitted through the USDA and has access to roughly 18 miles of water to float and wade on the upper Toccoa, which provides you access some of the most pristine trout waters in North Georgia.  The upper Toccoa is a headwater stream, meaning it is not dam-controlled; the water level in the river is controlled solely by rainfall.  The river will rise and enter flood stage a few times a year due to massive rainfalls, but this is not a common occurrence.  You'll have the opportunity to chase rainbow, brown, and the occasional brook trout. Bass and catfish have been caught on float trips as well. The upper Toccoa float trips are generally best from November through early summer, depending on water level.  Starting in November the Delayed Harvest section of the upper Toccoa opens up to fishing with special regulations and large stockings. 

**Upper Toccoa float trips can be customized to include some wading on private water or within the National Forest.

The lower Toccoa is on the north end of Lake Blue Ridge. This section is controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and flows vary from low to high.  There is a good mix of stocked rainbow and wild brown trout as well as the occasional stocked brook trout.  This section of the Toccoa River is a year round fishery due to the cold water being pulled from the bottom of Lake Blue Ridge, making it a very unique fishery in the south.  The lower Toccoa is fed not only by Lake Blue Ridge, but also by Hemptown Creek and Hothouse Creek.  There are only 3 public access sections, with limited wading available, so a float trip is the way to go.


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**We provide proper, wearable Coast Guard approved life vests and throwables on all float trips.  Children 13 and under are required to wear a life vest on all float trips. 




Full Day

1 or 2 Anglers $475

Half Day

1 or 2 Anglers $375

Group Rates

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