From Toccoa River Tailwater by David Cannon: A book focusing on the state of Georgia may not be the place for this statement, but I’m originally from Texas. All contents © 2020 Toccoa House Properties. Curtis Switch: From Blue Ridge travel north on Hwy 515 to the stop light about ½ mile past the Ford and Dodge dealerships. 404 Curtis Switch Rd , Blue Ridge, GA 30513-6218 is currently not for sale. Reels: It’s a good idea to use a reel with a disc drag in case you run into one of the larger fish here. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. It was probably 2 miles from the cabin and took 45 minutes. The … We offer 4 distinct rental cabins and own over 16 acres of secluded mountain paradise, with walking trails, incredible views, old logging roads, and direct access to the Toccoa River. Ridge Dam running 1 generator (~1700 cfs) and the trip only took 25 minutes. Curtis Switch TVA Park - Toccoa River - Find info about paddling launch sites including directions, ammenities, & fees to plan your next paddling trip! But even during the longer daylight hours of summer, many shallow shoal areas slow down even the highest floating watercraft. Besides that, fish here every chance you get, particularly when the water is falling after the generator at the dam turns off. When my dad’s job moved us out of the Lone Star State, we were able to settle in the biggest state east of the Mississippi. Do you want to know the entry ticket price for Curtis Switch Bridge Put In Take Out Point? Of course, there are always a few big browns hanging around the dam or Curtis Switch, too, who are waiting for their “snack truck” to dump in a few thousand smaller rainbow trout. Nature sets the stage for an endless variety of pursuits, including hiking, paddling, golf and some of the finest fly-fishing in the Southeast. Although at 1700 cfs at the Dam, you can just about paddle right onto the grass at Curtis. The vacant lot last sold on for , with a recorded lot size of acres ( sq. Nymphs: #22-28 Midge Pupa, #22-28 Brassie, #22-28 Serendipity, #22-28 WD-40, #18 Black Stonefly Nymph, #16-18 Black Caddis Pupa, #12-22 Pheasant Tail Nymph, #16-18 Dun and Yellow Caddis Pupa, #14 Quill Gordon Nymph, #16 Blue Dun Nymph, #22-24 BWO Nymph, #14 March Brown Nymph, #14 Dark Hare’s Ear Nymph, #14-16 Dark Hendrickson Nymph, #16 Dun and Green Caddis Pupa, #16 Olive Hare’s Ear Nymph, #16-18 Sulphur Nymph, #16 Yellow Stonefly Nymph, #10 Green Drake Nymph, #14 Light Cahill Nymph, #14-18 Hare’s Ear Nymph, #12 Yellow Drake Nymph, #12 Ginger Caddis Pupa, #14-16 Hardbody Ant, #8-12 Woolly Worm, #16-20 Lightning Bug, #16-20 Rainbow Warrior, #14 San Juan Worm, #14 Y2K Bug, #10 Hur- less Nymph. Community Vacation Homes. There are more stocked fish in this river location. The lower Toccoa’s only public boat ramp is located at Toccoa River Park in the city of McCaysville. Can also put in here to paddle to McCaysville, where you can take out at Horseshoe Bend Park on the right or the McCaysville City Park further down on the left. Streamers: #6-10 Krystal Bugger, #6-10 Woolly Bugger, #6-10 Muddler Minnow, #8 White Bead-head Flash Zonker, #8 Zonker, #6-10 Mickey Finn, #6-10 Black-nosed Dace. It also is possible to launch small watercraft (canoes, kayaks, drift boats) at any of these four public access points (Blue Ridge Dam, Tammen Park, Curtis Switch, Horseshoe Bend Park). 404 Curtis Switch Rd , Blue Ridge, GA 30513-6218 is currently not for sale. We scraped the canoe on many rocks and had to get out and walk once. Or casting your line along nearly a mile of private trout waters in the midst of one of North Georgia’s premier trout fisheries. Site by Trajectory Web Design. I’m admitting this because I have a slightly different perspective when something is described as “big.” “Big” reminds me of Big Tex at the state fair, the unending Texas sky and even my own mother’s big Texas hairdo – which looks a bit like a Yellow Humpy – and big personality. The only time fishing slows is when Lake Blue Ridge turns over. Imagine teeing up on a rugged course with a links-style feel, winding through mountain ridges with laurel and rhododendron. No information on Parking & Fees has been added yet for this paddling location. In the afternoon, he and his wife paddled (floated) down to Curtis. Turn right into Tammen Park before crossing the river. Make sure you check the Blue Ridge Dam release schedule (800-238-2264 then 4 then 23) before you paddle the Toccoa between Blue Ridge and McCaysville. Curtis Switch Bridge And Curtis Switch TVA Access Ada St. is the quickest way to reach Curtis Switch. I now think of the Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain and, of course, the Big Chicken. This float can be done in a day, but time spent working the best water will be too short if you want to make it to Curtis Switch before it gets dark. Leaders: 9- to 12-foot leaders tapered from 4-6X when fishing floating lines; 5- to 7-foot leaders tapered from 1-3X when fishing intermediate lines. (Chattahoochee National Forest – right), 596 Curtis Switch Road Follow Curtis Switch Rd and turn right just before crossing the river onto N. Toccoa River Rd. Click Now to check the details! ft.). It also is possible to launch small watercraft (canoes, kayaks, drift boats) at any of these four public access points (Blue Ridge Dam, Tammen Park, Curtis Switch, Horseshoe Bend Park). No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Both should be 8.5 to 10 feet long. If you enjoy fishing streamers and dry flies, the worst thing about the Toccoa is the dilemma it presents; do you tie on a fly that imitates the insects or one that looks like a stocker rainbow? I wanted to paddle to McCaysville, but didn't get a chance. Toccoa House Properties has four nice cabins almost exactly half- way between the points. It's mostly flat with many little class I ledges. Local Area Guide: Curtis Switch Bridge, Lower Toccoa River Access, Murphy NC, Eastern Lake Blue Ridge Access, Morganton Point Park, Camping, RV Park, Western Lake Nottely Access, Cutcane Valley, Mountain High Community. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. We had a great time canoeing, hiking and hanging out. Here, a relaxed and casual atmosphere prevails, and life revolves around the outdoor experience with family and friends. On Tuesday, my mom and I paddled to the cabin from Tammen Park (south of the river on the east side of GA 515 just north of Blue Ridge). The Toccoa tailwater is open to fishing all year and is under general regulations. guest-paddler, A self-supported trip created by There are more stocked fish in this river location. On Wednesday, we paddled from the cabin to a nice take-out on the north side of the river past Curtis Switch Road bridge. Topographical maps from NASA's World Wind 1.3. by