Noontootla Creek Farms - Private Water
In a high elevation valley just south of Blue Ridge, Georgia lies a piece of sportsman’s paradise very different than almost anything in the eastern United States. Twelve hundred acres of private farmland owned by the Owenby family for decades is open to the public for upland wingshooting , sporting clays and two glorious miles of trophy trout water. I am personally not aware of any other place this side of the Mississippi River where you can shoot a round of sporting clays on a picturesque course, go quail hunting behind a world class bird dog and catch a five pound rainbow with out even moving your car.
Noontootla Creek Farms (NCF) is simply an amazing find for the folks that have not had the pleasure of visiting there. The fly fishing trips are stellar with rainbow and brown trout averaging twenty inches with massive fish up to thirty inches that is a possibility on every good cast. The fish are “educated” and can be as hard to catch as any spring creek trout in the American West when the water is low and clear. On the other hand, the slightly off color water after a big rainstorm can hide many mistakes and the fishing can be off the chain. Guided fishing is open year round because of the cooler water temperatures on this side of the mountains in the summer. Beginning instruction and equipment is available to those folks just getting started.