Fishing Forecasts

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


Lakes

Reservoir

Best Bet

Profiles

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

ForebayBrown Island

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

Dam

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

Forebay; Browns Bridge

Nottely

spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass & crappie

Forebay; Point 3

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

 


Rivers

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

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