fisheries

Catch & Release

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  1. Stressed fish populations need your help to recover.
  2. A personal commitment to conservation adds fun to fishing.
  3. Size, season, and bag regulations make release mandatory.
  4. 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

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.