Coopers Creek

WMA: Coopers Creek WMA

Wild Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note:


  • Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, Midges
  • Nymphs: Midges, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Prince, Stoneflies
  • Streamers: Wooly Bugger, Minnow Patterns
  • Waders: Yes
  • Net: Yes

Casting: Roll, Over Head, and Tuck


Coopers Creek is just one of those streams that will please every type of fly fishermen and even those that like to spin fish. Nestled in the North Georgia mountains Coopers Creek is a slow moving freestone stream that is surrounded by laurels and rhodren bushes, it really is the epitome of the type of trout streams locates here in the Eastern United States. 

From long deep runs, to fast deep riffles trout can be found every where through out Coopers Creek. The key is to pay attention to how the water moves throughout Coopers Creek. If you are throwing nymph rigs make sure the nymphs are at the bottom of the creek, if you are chucking meaty streamers make sure you throwing in the right areas and it is getting the movement that you want. Coopers is really not a technical stream but you have to realize that this stream gets fished very heavy and is often very crowded, you need to maximize your effort on Coopers. 


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