The Conasauga River is a river that runs through southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia. The Conasauga River is 90 miles (140 km) long and is home to 90 species of fish and 25 species of freshwater mussels. The Conasauga River watershed encompasses over 500,000 acres (2,000 km2) in two states, multiple counties, and two ecologically different regions.

The Conasauga River is the most westerly trout water on public land in Georgia. At its core is the 35,268-acre (142.72 km2) Cohutta Wilderness, located in Fannin, Gilmer, and Murray counties in Georgia and Polk county in Tennessee and managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and Cherokee National Forest. The preserve covers over 95,000 acres (380 km2) and contains approximately 15 miles (24 km) of the Conasauga. The waters yield wild rainbow trout and wild browns, with rainbows up to 20 inches (510 mm) and browns to 9 pounds (4.1 kg).

The Conasauga River is home to more than 90 fish species, including 12 Federally listed species of fish and mussels.

The best baits for this lake

Big Bite Baits Craws & Creatures Chick Magnet Swirl Kamikaze Swimon



Fishing Jigs

Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits

Blitz Lures Topwater Watermelon Buzz Frog


Vicious Fishing Topwater Blackout V-Pop 80 Popper


Strike King Worms Blue Craw Red Flake Rage Cut-R-Worm