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Fishing in Georgia, A brief look

Georgia offers an ideal climate and an abundant water supply ideal for fishing conditions. There are 17 major fishing lakes with a combined area of over 300,000 acres, which provides a wide selection of Georgia fishing guide options. Fishing streams, rivers and tributaries make up about 700 miles of trout water in north Georgia alone. An advantageous feature of fishing in Georgia is the variety in type of fishing and choice of species. The northern region of Georgia supply all three varieties of trout. Smallmouth and redeye bass fishing can be found in the marginal waters towards the south. The Spanish moss-covered Okefenokee Swamp offers fine bass fishing to those seeking a little fishing adventure. Fishing guide expertise is a necessity when fishing the Georgia swamps and creeks. Georgia fishing guide tip: Weedless lures pay off in saturated waters such as Lake Seminole. Plastic worms are key in for Lake Seminole fishing.

Mid-Georgia is known for its large lakes, streams and ponds. Fishing along the Georgia coast can at times be tempered by turbulent currents, however the irregular coastline offers a plethora of fishing in Georgia. Hiring a fishing guide is often recommended to navigate the endless bays and inlets. Georgia fishing guide tip: Weedless lures are the way to go in saturated waters like those of Lake Seminole. Plastic worms are favored among many Lake Seminole fishing guides.

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Georgia Fishing Locations

Fishing in Georgia is the most prevalent in the following areas: North Georgia fishing lakes: Blue Ridge Lake, Nottley Lake, Chatuge Lake, Burton Lake, Seed Lake, Rabun Lake, Lake Lanier, Lake Allatoona, Hartwell Lake; Middle Georgia fishing lakes: Bartletts Ferry, Goat Rock, Lake Oliver, Lake Jackson, Lake Sinclair, Clark Hill Lake; South Georgia fishing lakes: Lake Eufaula, Lake Blackshear, Lake Worth, Fort Gaines Lake, Seminole Lake; Georgia stream fishing, High Falls Lake, Atlantic Coast

Georgia Fishing Species

Popular Georgia fishing species include: Gamefish: largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, bluegill, redear and redbreast sunfish, white bass, chain pickerel, and trout.

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