The Hooch

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.

Hooch Facts

Lake Lanier
Million visitors annually
Chattahooccee River Supplies
Drinking Water for Greater Atlanta
Designated Trout Water
Cold Water Habitat

Read Our Stories About Fishing

Chattahoochee Links

August 6, 2016

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 […]

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UCCTU Supports Women Fly Fishers

July 29, 2015

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. […]

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Education: Trout in the Classroom update

November 11, 2014

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 […]

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