Anglers are a valuable source of information about fish population characteristics, fish survival rates and other information of value to fisheries managers. Information on current or ongoing angler surveys is presented here.
The Wildlife Resources Division, Fisheries Management Section has contracted with Dr. Carl Quertermus of the University of West Georgia since the mid-1970's to compile and summarize catch data from B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation tournaments held in Georgia. Results are reported in an annual tournament creel report.
Fisheries Management Section annual reports of activities, accomplishments and expenditures by Fiscal Year (FY). FY 2003 = July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003, and so on. Reports for all available Fiscal Years can be downloaded for viewing.
This area contains abstracts and final reports from research projects conducted by the Fisheries Management Section. This area is under development & new items will be added as they are available.
Did you know that there are walleye in Georgia? Find out more about WRD efforts to produce them for Georgia's anglers and learn how to sucessfully target these fish.
Those wishing to learn about fishing for walleye in Georgia click here.
Forty years have passed since lake sturgeon were caught from the rivers in Northwest Georgia. This magnificent fish is now getting a second chance in the Coosa River Basin with a little help from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Public Water Fisheries Management
Fishing is the most popular wildlife-related activity in Georgia. About 1.15 million resident anglers enjoy a variety of trout streams, warmwater streams and impoundments. The Fisheries Section manages these resources through several important activities.
Stocking and Pond Management
Follow the links below for more information on pond management and places to buy fish for your pond.
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.