Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“The 2014 guide provides anglers information on great places to fish and provides guidance on laws and regulations,” explains John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “We suggest that all anglers, new and experienced, take a look at the publication each year before casting a line.”
The 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management offices and DNR law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.
You may view, download and print the guide at www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/regulations . Pick up a printed copy at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management office or DNR law enforcement office or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia. Office address listings at www.georgiawildlife.com/OfficeContact.
New information highlighted in this year’s guide includes:
- Restriction Removed: The season restriction for fishing in marked areas around three springs in Lake Blackshear was removed.
- Slot Length Limit Change-Jackson County: The current slot length limit for largemouth bass from Bear Creek Water Supply Reservoir was removed. The statewide 12-inch minimum length limit will be implemented.
- Slot Length Limit Change-Wayne County: A protective slot length limit for largemouth bass, 15-inch to 22-inch, on Lake Lindsay Grace is implemented. In addition, only one bass may be greater than 22 inches.
For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing. The website is a great place to start when learning about fishing. New or experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information and much more! Additional resources include the Wildlife Resources Division blog, where anglers will find fishing reports for different parts of the state. Go Fish Georgia!