Relax & Reel In: Big Canoe Fishing in North Georgia

Welcome to Big Canoe, Georgia — the perfect destination for a fishing getaway! Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this gated community is filled with rolling hills, tons of community amenities, 20+ miles of hiking trails, a lakefront beach club, and 3 sparkling lakes that offer some of the best fishing in the region. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, cast a line in the tranquil waters of Big Canoe in North Georgia and experience the thrill of reeling in a variety of fish on your relaxing waterfront Appalachian vacation. 

Big Canoe Community Lakes for Fishing

Fishing at the Big Canoe Community Lakes is a great way to enjoy time outdoors in a peaceful, serene environment. Whether you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or simply seeking a relaxing Appalachian vacation, these lakes offer something for everyone. With plenty of fish species and ample opportunity to relax by the water, it’s easy to see why this area has become such a popular destination for fishing trips. 

Lake Petit

Lake Petit offers some of the best fishing in Big Canoe, GA. This lake is home to bass, rainbow trout, crappie, bream, sunfish, and catfish — all of which can be caught year-round.  Whether you’re an angler looking for the catch of a lifetime or just someone who wants to spend time on the water, Lake Petit is sure to provide the perfect setting. 

The area around Lake Petit is home to plenty of amenities, making it one of the most convenient spots to fish in Big Canoe. There’s a boat ramp and plenty of room for parking, as well as picnic areas and restrooms located nearby. Additionally, there are several boat rentals — including pontoon boats and jon boats — available at the Big Canoe Marina, and you can pop by The Shack for any fishing gear.

Lake Sconti

Lake Sconti is a favorite spot for Big Canoe fishing with family and friends. The lake is full of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, carp, brim, and crappie, offering plenty of opportunity for anglers to catch their limit. It also has easy access from the shore or by boat, making it perfect for those who want to keep things simple and relaxing. 

With plenty of fish, stunning mountain scenery, and the chance to spot wildlife like eagles, herons, ducks, geese, otters, and deer, fishing at Lake Sconti is a relaxing way to spend the morning or evening in the North Georgia Mountains. 

Tips for Fishing at the Lakes in Big Canoe 

For those looking to get the most out of their Big Canoe fishing experience, here are some tips: 

  1. Bring the right gear — all the necessary equipment like rods and reels, tackle boxes, bait, lures, and other supplies. Also, remember to bring a life vest in case you need it. Pro tip: stop at The Shack if you forget anything or need to rent fishing poles.
  1. Ensure you have a valid fishing license or permit (required for anyone over 12) before heading out on the lake. There’s nothing worse than having to stop your fun day because of paperwork issues! Pro tip: fishing permits can be purchased at the Big Canoe Marina.
  1. Increase your chances of catching fish at the Big Canoe lakes with topwater lures during early morning or late afternoon hours. These lures mimic the sound and movement of insects, making them more attractive to fish. Pro tip: pay attention to nearby coverings where fish may be hiding.

Big Canoe Rentals Near the Lakes 

Vacation rentals near the Big Canoe Lakes can make your fishing trip even more enjoyable. Georgia Cabins for YOU offers beautiful waterfront cabins and condos with lake views, perfect for spending quality time with family and friends or recharging after an exhilarating day of fishing. 

Cabin Amenities

Amenities at our Big Canoe rentals on the lakes include fireplaces, screened outdoor lounges, fully equipped kitchens, big screen TVs, game rooms, and luxury suites. You can walk to the lake and cast a line, then toss your catch on your private grill for lunch. Dine on your deck in the fresh mountain air, then sway in the rockers with a glass of sweet tea or a jar of mountain moonshine. At night, play games and watch entertainment together before slipping into your king-size bed.

Community Extras

Plus, you can access community amenities — including swimming pools, hiking trails with waterfalls, a multimillion-dollar clubhouse on Lake Sconti, beach recreation at Lake Disharoon (volleyball, kayaking, paddleboarding, swim area, etc.), exclusive eateries, a championship golf course, playgrounds, playfields, and a fitness center with a sauna and hot tub…for starters.

Plan a fun fishing trip in Big Canoe, GA, and book your stay with Georgia Cabins for YOU — with loads of extras to make your getaway unforgettable!