Your guide to the Chattahoochee River
At the center of our chapter's mission is the wonderful Chattahoochee River. Both revered and endangered, it is among the southernmost major trout fisheries in the United States and the only one that flows through a major metropolitan area. To get to know the Chattahoochee better, articles on Wikipedia and the New Georgia Encyclopedia will tell you its geography and history.
For information on fishing and other recreation, the National Park Service is your best source. Remember that parking fees are charged at most of the park sites along the river.
Like any tailwater, it's always wise the check dam releases. Current Buford Dam water release information is available at 770.945.1466. For those who like to use a canoe, kayak or float tube, here are some float times for popular trips. The river roughly flows at four miles per hour, to calculate time down the river.
Read Our Stories About Fishing
President’s Message — September 2018
Times Up It’s been great serving as your chapter President these past two years, but all good things do come to an end. Well maybe. Yes, my term as President has been very […]Read More
President’s Message — May 2018
So, here we are ‘almost’ at mid-year… We’re nearing the midpoint of 2018 – ALREADY! We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s still a lot more that we can do. Maybe now’s a good time—while […]Read More
2018 Rizzio Clinic
Another successful Rizzio Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Clinic was held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Saturday, April 22. This year was extra special as all students not only learned fly casting, knot tying, […]Read More
President’s Message – December 2017
Can you believe we’re about to close out another year? What happened to 2017? Whatever happened…it was a fantastic year for the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Here’s a quick re-cap. We started […]Read More
President’s Message – October 2017
Autumn on the River Fundraiser To every one of our 900+ chapter members, It was a rousing, enthusiastic, all out “success.” And, I want to thank all of the 90+ UCCTU chapter members and guests […]Read More
Summer Trip to the SOHO 2017
Andrew catches another big one! The South Fork of the Holston River or SOHO as it is affectionately known by anglers is a tailwater of the South Holston Dam just east of the Tri-Cities area […]Read More
A group of us met up at Jones Bridge this morning anticipating a couple of hours of fishing. We apparently anticipated that someone else would have checked the conditions on the river as well since […]Read More
UCCTU Supports Women Fly Fishers
The July 28th monthly meeting of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited (UCCTU) focused on Women in Fly Fishing. During the meeting, chapter President Jim Harvey presented a $1,000 donation check to Casting for Recovery. […]Read More
Education: Trout in the Classroom update
Here is just one of the many education programs that UCCTU has to offer our future anglers and conservationists. The Trout in the Classroom (TIC) programs offers students in grades k-12 an opportunity to raise […]Read More