fisheries

National Fishing & Boating Week

National Fishing & Boating Week: June 1–9, 2019

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?

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)

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.


Examples In & Near Our State

Blueback Herring

The quality of largemouth bass, bream, and crappie fishing in Georgia mountain lakes has declined following the illegal introduction of blueback herring.