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Georgia River Fishing Information

2017 River Fishing Prospects

There are over 12,000 miles of warm water streams in Georgia. The following information and information found within the links to the right provide a description of the prospects for fishing Georgia's rivers in 2009. Click on each river name for additional information.

The outlook for each river 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.

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

 River  Best Bet
 Altamaha  Largemouth bass, flathead catfish, crappie & bream
 Chattahoochee (Buford Dam to Roswell Road)  Brown & rainbow trout
 Chattahoochee (Morgan Falls to Peachtree Creek)  Trout, shoal bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, chain pickerel, bream & catfish
 Chattooga  Bream, black bass, striped bass & catfish
 Conasauga  Trout, black bass, bream & catfish
 Coosa  White bass, striped bass, catfish & crappie
 Coosawattee (Below Carters Dam)  Catfish, spotted bass, redeye bass & striped bass
 Etowah (downstream of Lake Allatoona)  Bream, black bass, catfish & striped bass
 Upper Flint  Shoal bass, spotted bass, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish & flathead catfish
 Lower Flint  Shoal bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, flathead catfish & channel catfish
 Ochlockonee  Redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, & catfish
 Upper Ocmulgee  Shoal bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish & American shad
 Lower Ocmulgee  Redear sunfish, catfish, bluegill & largemouth bass
 Oconee  Bream, catfish, & largemouth bass
 Ogeechee (upstream of U.S. Hwy. 17)  Redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, black crappie & catfish
 Oostanaula  Catfish, striped bass & white bass
 Satilla  Redbreast sunfish, bluegill, crappie & bullhead catfish
 Savannah (downstream of New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam)  Largemouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, redear sunfish & catfish
 St. Marys   Redbreast sunfish, bluegill & catfish
 Suwannee  Chain pickerel, warmouth, flier & bullhead catfish
 Toccoa (below Blue Ridge Dam)  Rainbow trout and brown trout


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River Conditions

To learn real time river conditions before you leave for a river, visit the US Geologic Survey

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