Fishing Forecasts Updated for 2020


Anglers, no need to worry, the rain that is falling is paving the way for some great upcoming fishing trips!

To get you prepared, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staff have updated the fishing forecasts for 32 Georgia reservoirs and 18 rivers for 2020, and they all are available in one convenient location:

“I urge all anglers seeking information about fishing specific water bodies to check out these forecasts. They provide excellent information, such as best bets, technique tips and more and are each connected to an interactive map, providing an additional layer of information to this already excellent resource,” says Thom Litts, Chief of the WRD Fisheries Management Section.
Lake forecasts include Allatoona, Andrews, Bartlett’s Ferry, Blackshear, Blue Ridge, Burton, Carters, Chatuge, Chehaw, Clarks Hill, Goat Rock, Hamburg, Hartwell, High Falls, Jackson, Juliette, Lanier, Nottely, Oconee, Oliver, Rabun, Randy Poynter, Richard B. Russell, Seed, Seminole, Sinclair, Tobesofkee, Tugalo, Varner, Walter F. George, West Point, and Yonah.

Rivers detailed include the Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Conasauga, Coosa, Coosawattee, Etowah, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, Oostanaula, Satilla, Savannah, St. Marys, Suwannee and Toccoa rivers.

For even more fishing tips, be sure to check out the weekly Fishing Blog post at

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