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Angler Resources

Georgia Bass Slam

The Georgia Bass Slam recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state and will stimulate interest in the conservation and management of black bass and their habitats.

Angler Awards Program and State Record Fish Program

Find information on qualifying for a Georgia angler award and state record freshwater fishes.

Georgia Fishing Report - Get Up-To-Date Fishing Reports

Visit the blog to catch the Georgia Fishing Report, a comprehensive update on fishing conditions all across the state.

Caught a Tagged Fish?

Information on what to do if you caught a tagged fish.

Free Fishing Days

Dates for Free Fishing Days.

Fish Consumption Guidelines

These guidelines are not intended to discourage people from eating fish, but anglers should use them as a guide for choosing which fish to eat from Georgia waters.

Fish Diseases and Parasites Items

Learn more about the fish diseases and parasites that may be encountered by anglers or people with sportfishing ponds and lakes.

Fishing Facts and Sport Fish Restoration Program Information

Fishing is the most popular wildlife-related activity in Georgia, enjoyed by people of all ages. Around 1.29 million resident anglers fish Georgia's diverse freshwater resources. These anglers also contribute to the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Freshwater Fishing Publications

There are many printed publications developed by WRD Fisheries staff available to you at no cost. Many other items prepared by various organizations and groups are also available.


Handling and Releasing a Fish

With a little care and by following these simple guidelines, you can give released fish a better chance of survival.

Reporting Fish Kills and Pollution

Learn how to report a fish kill or pollution.

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

The future of fishing relies on getting people to participate. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, available at many Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, helps accomplish this goal.

National Fishing and Boating Week

National Fishing and Boating Week is celebrated annually to recognize the great family and friend time that can develop during time spent on the water.

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LICENSES - 3 Ways to Buy

1. Phone 1-800-366-2661
2. Online - here
3. Retail License Vendor listing - here

Ranger Hotline


Report poaching and wildlife violations. You can receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest—even if you wish to remain anonymous.
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