Noontootla Creek flows North out of the Chattahoochee National Forest and is one of the trout filled streams that help form the Toccoa River near Blue Ridge, Georgia. Starting off as a series of icy trickles that slip under several wooden foot bridges on the rugged Appalachian Trail the Noontootla here is a refuge for all three species of wild trout in Georgia.
Small brook, brown, and rainbow trout inhabit almost every little plunge pool and pocket up here in a tangle of rhododendron.
Careful presentations with high floating dry flies and small nymphs will produce trout. Elk Hair Caddis and Stimulators are hard to beat along with Pheasant Tail and Hare’s Ear Nymphs.
The farther down the mountain valley the creek flows the larger the trout seem to get and the more open the surrounding cover gets. The whole stream on the National Forest is Artificial Lures Only Catch and Release Only for fish smaller than 16 inches which saves a lot of the fish from the frying pan. They are larger trout in here they are very tough to fool.