National Fishing & Boating Week: June 3–11, 2017
National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, is the perfect reason to get out on the water and experience the joys of boating and fishing. Coinciding with most state's free fishing days, National Fishing and Boating Week occurs each year during the first full week of June.
Time spent fishing and boating is a great opportunity to talk, laugh, relax, reconnect and create good memories with friends and family.
How can you celebrate?
FREE Events happening statewide! Schedule for 2018 will be posted in August (including event descriptions, locations and event times).
“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
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.
View a list of 2017 Angler Award winners!