“No doubt the Black Bass is the appointed successor to the Lordly Trout...that he will eventually become the leading game fish of America is my oft-expressed opinion and firm belief.” —Dr. James A. Henshall, Book of the Black Bass, 1881
Moving live fish, aquatic plants, or mussels from one body of water to another can cause irreversible damage to the ecological balance of Georgia lakes, rivers and streams.
Location: Go Fish Education Center, Perry
The Georgia Angler Award
Catching a big fish is always a thrill, and usually requires exceptional fishing skill. Each year WRD recognizes the achievement of anglers that catch "trophy" fish (by weight or length) by presenting the angler with an Angler Award. The fish does not have to be a new state record to qualify.
Regulating Agencies in Georgia
What is a Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)?
Sturgeon are an ancient fish that date back to the age of the dinosaurs. They are a cartilaginous (nearly boneless) fish with a sucker-like mouth, shark-like tail, sensitive barbels (whiskers) under the snout, and bony scutes (plates) along the sides and top of its body. They are opportunistic feeders, meaning they feed on almost anything they can find, with a diet consisting primarily of invertebrates, insect larvae, crayfish, worms and mollusks. Size, weight and lifespan vary from species to species.
The Satilla River is a blackwater system draining over 3,000 square miles of coastal plain habitat in Georgia. The tannic waters of this river are home to several species of catfish and panfish, and historically it has been one of the premier sunfish angling destinations in Georgia, particularly for redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus).