Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Matt Dorsey Fly Fishing

Where does Matt Dorsey Fly Fishing fish?

We fish the North Georgia area, including Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Burton, Chatuge Lake, Macedonia, Mountain City, Shooting Creek, Hayesville, Chattachoochee National Forest, Atlanta, Clarksville, Hiawassee.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Smallmouth Bass  (Also Called Black Bass, Bronzeback, Brownie, Gold Bass, Green Bass, Jumper), Largemouth Bass (Also Called Green Trout, Black Bass), Spotted Bass  (Also Called Bass  ), Striped Bass (Also Called Striper, Linesider, Rockfish  ), White Bass (Also Called Bass, Sand Bass, Silver Bass), Brook Trout  (Also Called Brookie, Char, Eastern Brook Trout, Native Trout, Speckled Trout, Specks, Squaretail), Brown Trout (Also Called Salmo Trutta), Crappie (Also Called Black Crappie, White Crappie  ), Rainbow Trout  (Also Called Coast Range Trout, Hardhead, Kamloops, Redband, Salmon Trout, Steelhead), Walleye (Also Called Blue Pike, Dory, Glass Eye, Gray Pike, Marble Eye, Pike-Perch, Yellow Pike-Perch  )

Where in North Georgia to we meet our guests?

We meet at Batesville General Store ( 11801 GA-197, Clarkesville, GA 30523, USA ), Georgia Mountain Fair Inc ( 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

A Georgia Fishing License is required for individuals aged 16 and older. This applies to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Adittional stamps are required when targeting certain inland species such as Trout. Please visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website for more information and to purchase your license.

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.