2017 Fishing Prospects

Best Bets: Reservoirs

Full Prospects

Best Bets
Allatoona Spotted bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass & crappie
Andrews Channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish & hybrid striped bass
Bartletts Ferry Largemouth bass, striped bass, spotted bass, crappie & catfish
Blackshear Largemouth bass, white and black crappie, bream, hybrid striped bass, white bass & channel catfish
Blue Ridge Spotted bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye & bluegill
Burton Spotted bass, largemouth bass & brown trout
Carters Spotted bass, striped bass & walleye
Chatuge Spotted bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, bluegill, catfish & carp
Chehaw Largemouth bass, channel and flathead catfish & shoal bass
Clarks Hill Striped bass, redear sunfish, crappie, hybrids and catfish
Goat Rock Largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream, catfish & striped bass
Hamburg Crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, & redear sunfish
Hartwell Largemouth bass, spotted bass, hybrid bass, striped bass & crappie.  
High Falls Largemouth bass, crappie, & catfish
Jackson Crappie, spotted bass, largemouth bass, catfish, bream & striped bass
Juliette Striped bass, largemouth bass & redear sunfish
Lanier Spotted bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, black crappie & walleye
Nottely Spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass & crappie
Oconee Largemouth bass, striped bass, hybrid bass, white bass, crappie & catfish
Oliver Black bass, bream & crappie
Rabun Largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream & walleye
Randy Poynter Largemouth bass, bream, crappie, channel catfish & hybrid bass
Richard B. Russell Largemouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie & striped bass
Seed Walleye
Seminole Largemouth bass, redear sunfish, black crappie & channel and blue catfish
Sinclair Largemouth bass, crappie, hybrids, catfish & striped bass
Tobesofkee Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish & hybrid striped bass
Tugalo Largemouth bass, walleye, redbreast sunfish & bluegill
Varner Largemouth bass, crappie & hybrid bass
WF George Largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish & hybrid bass
West Point Largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, hybrid bass, striped bass & channel catfish
Yonah Walleye

Best Bets: Rivers

Full Prospects  Best Bets
Altamaha  Largemouth bass, flathead catfish, crappie & bream
(Buford Dam to Roswell Road)
 Brown & rainbow trout
(Morgan Falls to Peachtree Creek)
 Trout, shoal bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, chain pickerel, bream & catfish
Chattooga  Bream, black bass, striped bass & catfish
Conasauga  Trout, black bass, bream & catfish
Coosa  White bass, striped bass, catfish & crappie
(Below Carters Dam)
 Catfish, spotted bass, redeye bass & striped bass
(downstream of Lake Allatoona)
 Bream, black bass, catfish & striped bass
Upper Flint  Shoal bass, spotted bass, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish & flathead catfish
Lower Flint  Shoal bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, flathead catfish & channel catfish
Ochlockonee  Redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, & catfish
Upper Ocmulgee  Shoal bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish & American shad
Lower Ocmulgee  Redear sunfish, catfish, bluegill & largemouth bass
Oconee  Bream, catfish, & largemouth bass
(upstream of U.S. Highway 17)
 Redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, black crappie & catfish
Oostanaula  Catfish, striped bass & white bass
Satilla  Redbreast sunfish, bluegill, crappie & bullhead catfish
(downstream of New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam)
 Largemouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, redear sunfish & catfish
St. Marys   Redbreast sunfish, bluegill & catfish
Suwannee  Chain pickerel, warmouth, flier & bullhead catfish
(below Blue Ridge Dam)
 Rainbow trout and brown trout

Outlooks for Georgia rivers and reservoirs. Compiled by Fisheries biologists. Based on sampling efforts by the Wildlife Resources Division and knowledge of past fishing trends, staff fishing experiences and discussions with anglers.