Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history thanks to Georgia’s online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from these prospect guides that detail 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location - www.gofishgeorgia.com (select “Fishing” and then “Fishing Opportunities”).
Georgia’s waters offer anglers some of most diverse fishing opportunities in the southeast with more than 500,000 acres of reservoirs and 12,000 miles of warm water streams.
Each reservoir fishing prospect guide includes best bets, technique tips, target recommendations and reservoir contact information as well as links to boat ramps, a lake map and local weather forecasts.
Lakes detailed include Allatoona, Andrews, Bartlett’s Ferry, Blackshear, Blue Ridge, Burton, Carters, Chatuge, Chehaw, Clarks Hill, Goat Rock, Hamburg, Hartwell, High Falls, Jackson, Juliette, Lanier, Nottely, Oconee, Oliver, Rabun, Randy Poynter, Richard B. Russell, Seminole, Sinclair, Tobesofkee, Tugalo, Varner, Walter F. George, Weiss and West Point.
Rivers detailed include the Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Conasauga, Coosa, Coosawattee, Etowah, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, Oostanaula, Satilla, Savannah, St. Marys, Suwannee and Toccoa rivers.
The 2011 reservoir and river fishing prospect guides were compiled by Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division Fisheries biologists and are based on sampling efforts, knowledge of past fishing trends, staff fishing experiences and discussions with angler and marina owners.
For more information on fishing opportunities in Georgia, visit www.gofishgeorgia.