Fishing Lake Blue Ridge

Walleye, small mouth bass, white bass and bluegill most sought after species.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) operates the 3,290 acre Blue Ridge reservoir on the Toccoa River. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in addition to Georgia's more common reservoir fish such as bluegill, largemouth bass and white bass, anglers have the opportunity to catch smallmouth bass, walleye and even the occasional rainbow trout or yellow perch. 

See below for links and information, but the very best way to fish Lake Blue Ridge is with a local guide. You can find one on our fishing page

Lake Blue Ridge Access Points

Lake Blue Ridge Dayuse Area and Boatramp
Located two miles from the intersection of Hwy 76 and Aska Road, the lake Blue Ridge Dayuse Area is a U.S. Forest Service passive recreation area with a nice view of the lake and free boat ramp. The area is also a good place for quiet walks and easy bike rides. Turn left on Dry Branch Road and follow less than one mile. 

Morganton Point Recreation Area
Morganton Point is the place to take the kids to the "beach" on Lake Blue Ridge. The recreation area offers a boat ramp, 43 unit campground and picnic area with covered pavilion. The beach area has a concession, kayak and paddleboard rentals, public bathrooms and showers. Open April through the end of October. 
Directions: From the intersection of McDonalds and Hwy 5 in Blue Ridge, follow Hwy 515 East approximately 4 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 60. Turn right and go to the stop sign; then turn left on Hwy 60. Go 1.5 miles into Morganton and turn right on Lake Drive for .5 miles.

Lakewood Landing Boat Ramp
Directions: Fee boat ramp located on Old Highway 76 in Morganton. From the intersection of McDonalds and Hwy 5 in Blue Ridge, follow Hwy 515 East approximately 4 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 60. Turn right and go to the stop sign; turn right for .3 miles. The boat ramp is on the left.

Lake Blue Ridge Dam
Lake Blue Ridge Dam is one of the largest earth dams in North America. There is an information kiosk on top of the dam on Old Highway 76, along with picnic and viewing area. Below the dam is a good access point for launching canoes and for trout fishing. 
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 5 and Hwy 515 travel northeast for .7 miles to Windy Ridge Road and turn right. Turn left at the end onto Old Highway 76 and go 1.7 miles to the dam.

Lake Blue Ridge Marina
Also located on Old Highway 76, the marina offers boat sales and storage, pontoon, kayak and paddle board rentals, boat ramp, marina store and snack bar. For information, call 706-632-2618. 

Helpful Links 

Georgia Wildlife Resources Website
Detailed information about fishing Lake Blue Ridge can be found on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division Website.
www.georgiawildlife.com/Fishing/

Fishing Licenses Online
www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com 

Fish Attractors on Lake Blue Ridge
www.georgiawildlife.com/ 

TVA Information on Releases and Lake Levels
www.tva.gov 

Lake Blue Ridge Access Self Guided Tour
Toccoa River & Lake Blue Ridge Map & Guide

Note: In the winter Morganton Point Recreation Area and the Blue Ridge Marina are the only boat access points that are usable. 

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