Why Release Fish?
- Stressed fish populations need your help to recover.
- A personal commitment to conservation adds fun to fishing.
- Size, season, and bag regulations make release mandatory.
- A fish is too valuable a resource to be caught only once.
The future of sportfishing is in your hands. Pass it on!
How to Begin
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.
September 28, 2019 is National Hunting and Fishing Day and there are FREE Events happening statewide (List of Events Coming Soon)!
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
The quality of largemouth bass, bream, and crappie fishing in Georgia mountain lakes has declined following the illegal introduction of blueback herring.