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Georgia Reservoir Fishing Information

2017 Reservoir Fishing Prospects

Georgia offers some of the best and most diverse fishing opportunities in the Southeast with more than 500,000 acres of reservoirs available to anglers. The following information and information found within the links to the right provide a description of the prospects for fishing 31 of Georgia's reservoirs.  Click on each water body name for more information.

The outlook for each reservoir was compiled by Fisheries biologists and is based on sampling efforts by the Wildlife Resources Division and on knowledge of past fishing trends, staff fishing experiences and discussions with anglers and marina owners.

Fish attractor location maps and related information are being added to this site as they are developed. See available information in the links to the right.

DNR routinely tests the tissue of fish collected from rivers and reservoirs across the state. Based on the best scientific information and procedures available, Guidelines for Eating Fish from Georgia Waters are developed to help Georgia anglers and their families evaluate the health risks of eating fish from wild populations. To learn more about these guidelines visit the Environmental Protection Division's Web site.

2017 Best Bets

 Reservoir Best Bet
 Allatoona Spotted bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass & crappie
 Andrews Channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish & hybrid striped bass
 Bartletts Ferry Largemouth bass, striped bass, spotted bass, crappie & catfish
 Blackshear Largemouth bass, white and black crappie, bream, hybrid striped bass, white bass & channel catfish
 Blue Ridge Spotted bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye & bluegill
 Burton Spotted bass, largemouth bass & brown trout
 Carters Spotted bass, striped bass & walleye
 Chatuge Spotted bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, bluegill, catfish & carp
 Chehaw Largemouth bass, channel and flathead catfish & shoal bass
 Clarks Hill Striped bass, redear sunfish, crappie, hybrids and catfish
 Goat Rock Largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream, catfish & striped bass
 Hamburg Crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, & redear sunfish
 Hartwell Largemouth bass, spotted bass, hybrid bass, striped bass & crappie.  
 High Falls Largemouth bass, crappie, & catfish
 Jackson Crappie, spotted bass, largemouth bass, catfish, bream & striped bass
 Juliette Striped bass, largemouth bass & redear sunfish
 Lanier Spotted bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, black crappie & walleye
 Nottely Spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass & crappie
 Oconee Largemouth bass, striped bass, hybrid bass, white bass, crappie & catfish
 Oliver Black bass, bream & crappie
 Rabun Largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream & walleye
 Randy Poynter Largemouth bass, bream, crappie, channel catfish & hybrid bass
 Richard B. Russell Largemouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie & striped bass
Seed Walleye
 Seminole Largemouth bass, redear sunfish, black crappie & channel and blue catfish
 Sinclair Largemouth bass, crappie, hybrids, catfish & striped bass
 Tobesofkee Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish & hybrid striped bass
 Tugalo Largemouth bass, walleye, redbreast sunfish & bluegill
 Varner Largemouth bass, crappie & hybrid bass
 WF George Largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish & hybrid bass
 West Point Largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, hybrid bass, striped bass & channel catfish
Yonah Walleye


Lake and Reservoir Locations

Lake Conditions

Go to the following sites to obtain information on lake conditions:

Fisheries Management Section Offices:

Albany:  229-430-4256

Armuchee:  706-295-6102

Burton:  706-947-3112

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center:  770-784-3059

Dawson:  229-995-4486

Fort Valley:  478-825-6151

Gainesville:  770-535-5498

Social Circle:  770-918-6418

Summerville:  706-857-3394

Thomson:  706-595-1619

West Point:  706-845-4180

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