Cure cabin fever. The winter’s are mild land and you can fish right through them. Get a jump on spring and head south, for it’s Awesome locations, creeks, bays, estuaries, the Atlantic and lakes all over the state. Combine a winter weekend away by fishing and golfing at Lake Lanier and Clarks Hill. A variety of species live in Georgia’s 6 ecoregions (a well presented sportmen demographic) and 15 different species of bass alone. The highest class shoal bass in the region, Flint River, Ocmulgee river and upper Chattahoochee River.
Fly into Atlanta
Drive one south and catch trophy bass and spotted bass on Lanier, and fish for trout (up to 18 lbs.) on the Hooch in metro Atlanta the next day or in the majestic mountains. Go wild and experience Chatooga trout fishing one day and trout fishing the next. Spinning real, fly rod, beach seine, noodling, trotline, jugging, cast a net, and bowfishing.
World Class striped bass fisheries
In 2009 Kelly A. Ward Oconee River May 30, 1967and Terry McConnell Lake Richard B. Russell, tied for the record catch, a 63-pound striped bass April 3, 2009.
Flathead Catfish in the Altamaha up to 100 lbs.
Best reason, smiles. (see photos)
Accessible to everyone in the state
No matter who you are or what you’re able, there are public fishing and PFA’s within driving distance all over the state.
Paddling and kayaking all over the state away from the crowds or hiking in the woods.
Kids fishing at Lake Burton
In December staff from Lake Burton got up early and went to Georgia’s Cordele Fish Hatchery to pick up channel catfish and deliver them across the county.
In one creek alone a variety of fish were caught; redbreast, bluegill, black crappie, warmouth, stumpknocker, shellcrackers, and fliers. Along with one-third of the east coast is undeveloped marsh. A fishinging license and a trout stamp go a long way in the Peach state.
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