Reservoir & River Fishing Prospects

2018 Fishing Prospects

Georgia offers some of the best, most diverse, fishing opportunities in the Southeast with more than 500,000 acres of reservoirs and 12,000 miles of warm water streams available to anglers. The information below provides a detailed description of the fishing prospects for 31 of Georgia's reservoirs and 18 rivers in Georgia.

Each prospect was compiled by Fisheries biologists and is based on sampling efforts by the Wildlife Resources Division and on knowledge of past fishing trends, fishing experiences and discussions with anglers and marina owners. They contain information on best bets for 2018, fishing hot spots, lures, techniques, detailed interactive maps, boating and angling access points, fish attractor locations, stream gauge data and more. Click on the link associated with each waterbody name for details.


Reservoir Prospects

Reservoir Best Bet
Allatoona spotted bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass & crappie
Andrews channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish & hybrid striped bass
Bartlett's Ferry largemouth bass, spotted bass, hybrids, striped bass, crappie & catfish
Big Haynes (Randy Poynter) largemouth bass, bream, crappie, channel catfish & hybrid bass
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
Carter's spotted bass, hybrid striped bass & walleye
Chatuge spotted bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, bluegill, catfish, walleye & carp
Clark's Hill striped bass, crappie, hybrids, largemouth bass, redear sunfish & catfish
Goat Rock largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream, catfish & striped bass
Hamburg largemouth bass, crappie, 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, black crappie, hybrid-striped bass, blue catfish, channel catfish & white bass
Oliver black bass, bream & crappie
Rabun largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream & walleye
Richard B. Russell largemouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie & striped bass
Seed walleye
Seminole largemouth bass, redear sunfish black crappie & channel & 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 striped bass
Walter F. George largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish & hybrid striped bass
West Point largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, hybrid bass, striped bass & channel catfish
Worth largemouth bass, channel and flathead catfish & shoal bass
Yonah walleye

River Prospects

River Best Bets
Altamaha largemouth bass, flathead catfish, crappie & bream
Chattahoochee brown & rainbow trout
Chattahoochee (Morgan Falls) trout, shoal bass, largemouth bass, striped bass, chain pickerel, bream & catfish
Chattooga bream, black bass, striped bass & catfish
Conasauga River trout, black bass, bream & catfish
Coosa white bass, striped bass, catfish & crappie
Coosawattee catfish, spotted bass, redeye bass & striped bass
Etowah bream, black bass, catfish & striped bass
Flint (Upper) shoal bass, largemouth bass, hybrid bass, flathead catfish & channel catfish
Flint (Lower) shoal bass, spotted bass, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish & flathead catfish
Ochlockonee redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, & catfish
Ocmulgee (Lower) redear sunfish, catfish, bluegill & largemouth bass
Ocmulgee (Upper) shoal bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish & American shad
Oconee bream, catfish, & largemouth bass
Ogeechee redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, black crappie & catfish
Oostanaula catfish, striped bass & white bass
Satilla redbreast sunfish, bluegill, crappie & catfish
Savannah largemouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, redear sunfish & catfish
St. Marys redbreast sunfish, bluegill & white catfish
Suwannee chain pickerel, warmouth, flier & bullheads
Toccoa rainbow & brown trout