The Georgia House of Representatives this week passed House Resolution 1773 declaring Fannin County the Trout Capital of Georgia. The 13 bodies of water, designated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as trout waters, are home to rainbow, brown, and brook trout, offering numerous fishing opportunities for anglers.
“Fannin County is widely recognized as a premier trout fishing destination by anglers from all over the country,” said House Speaker David Ralston. “It is only fitting to recognize Fannin County as the Trout Capital of Georgia.”
Fannin County provides numerous fishing opportunities comprising the richest, most diverse, productive trout fisheries in the state. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the United States Forest Service, and groups like Trout Unlimited and North Georgia Trout Online all work to preserve the county’s native species, the Eastern Brook Trout.
The federal trout hatchery in the Chattahoochee National Forest is also located in Fannin County. It is not only a resource for stocking fish, but serves as a tourist attraction and education center.