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 prospects 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 best bets for 2018, 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.


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  


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 River 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