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Fishing Opportunities

Georgia Reservoir Fishing Information

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 provides a description of fishing prospects on 31 reservoirs.

Georgia River Fishing Information

There are over 12,000 miles of warmwater streams in Georgia that support some excellent and unique fishing opportunities. Anglers can find valuable fishing tips and information for eighteen Georgia Rivers in this document.

Public Fishing Areas

These areas, also known as PFAs, are intensively managed by WRD for fishing. Did you know they offer other outdoor activities too? Explore one of these truly "Perfect Family Areas" today. There are 10 PFAs located around the state.

Trout Fishing in Georgia

Click here for county maps of trout streams, a listing of trout streams by county, and trout stocking information.

Saltwater Fishing

Recreational and commercial saltwater fishing information and other programs conducted by the Coastal Resources Division.

Small Lakes in Georgia

 A listing of small lakes open to public fishing in Georgia. Find a place to fish near you!

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