It doesn’t matter what you call them. Kentucky Bass, Alabama Bass, or spots—if you’re looking for a quick check off on your bass slam then the Spotted Bass should be the first on your list. This week we’ll help wrap up your bass slam with help of our current Fisheries Chief Matt Thomas and his predecessor John Biagi.
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The Largemouth Bass is the most widely distributed of the black bass in Georgia. While we could send you anywhere to knock one off your bass slam list, we want to send you home with a bigun! This week we’ll help you land a lunker with the help of our Fisheries Biologists, Tim Bonvechio, Chris Nelson and John Kilpatrick.
The second bass slammer of the year has been crowned, but you’ve still got a chance to be in the top 3. This week we’ll focus on the Redeye Bass also known as the “Coosa Bass” with the help of former Fisheries Chief, John Biagi.
School’s out for the summer! Fishing is a fun and family-friendly way to get your kids unglued from their electronics and get them outside. Children under 16 don’t require a fishing license, but Georgia DNR is now offering an optional youth sportman’s license. This $15 license gives your child sportsman’s license privileges through their 17th birthday, a free bass or deer durable hardcard, and is a $70 value!
Georgia DNR biologists work hard every day to make the best decisions for the citizens of Georgia and the management of our wildlife resources. This often requires extensive research studies to make well informed decisions for the future.
Did you spend Memorial Day Weekend trying to knock off your Georgia Bass Slam? If you’re still missing the smallie from your list, you’re in the right place. This week, we’ll take a look at how nail a Smallmouth Bass from fisheries biologists, Ed Bettross and John Damer.
Have no fear of the only mammal capable of sustained flights. Bats may go bump in the night, but they’re valuable residents of Georgia.
If you find you can’t sleep on a warm summer night in Georgia, don’t count sheep – head to your local Public Fishing Area (PFA). Now equipped with lighting on piers and parking lots, nine of Georgia’s PFAs are open for night fishing to anglers that hold a Georgia fishing license. Here’s a few tips to help you get started with this new way to enjoy the “night life”.
This week, we’ll take a look at how you can lockdown the Tallapoosa bass on your bass slam list with some help from Dr. Steve Sammons, Fisheries Research Professor at Auburn University. With 9 of the 10 PFAs now open to night fishing, there is no excuse to miss out on a bass slam year and be sure to include the Tallapoosa!
The 1st Georgia Bass Slam of 2018 has been hit! You may not be the first of 2018, but the good news is you’ve still got plenty of time. This week we’ll focus on the elusive Altamaha bass with the help of Wildlife Conservation Section assistant chief, Matt Elliott.
Having a successful turkey season? Not so much? It doesn't matter what boat you’re in. There’s always a few things you can do to increase the quality of your hunt. Here’s a bag full of tips to help you get on a turkey this year.
Let’s talk about mussels and no, not the things you flex! Let’s talk about those shelled creatures that live in the water and play a major part in indicating water quality and stream health.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned angler or the new fish on the block, there’s no shortage of fishing or outdoor fun at Georgia’s Public Fishing Areas (PFA). If you’re looking for a weekend fishing getaway, your Georgia fishing license is your all access pass to 10 intensely managed and family friendly fishing holes right in your own backyard.
We’re already 107 days into 2018 which means there’s only 258 days remaining to knock out your Georgia bass slam.
Have you been wanting a hunting or fishing license and just haven’t pulled the trigger? Here’s the top 5 reasons why you should get yours today.
Hopefully by now you’re 2 bass into your Georgia bass slam. If not, the good news is spring weather should start pushing through winter’s last gasp. This week, we’ll take a look at how you can nail down a Suwannee bass with some help of former fisheries chief, John Biagi and fisheries biologist, Tim Bonvechio.
Daylight savings time has rolled clocks forward and we can think of only one way to use the extra light—go fishing. This spring, we are releasing a series of blogs exploring all of Georgia’s black basses. This week, we’ll take a look at how you can land a Chattahoochee bass with some help of Dr. Steve Sammons, Fisheries Research Professor at Auburn University.
During your travels this spring and summer, you’re bound to encounter at least one turtle trying to make it across the road. While there’s merit in wanting to help the turtle cross the road, there’s a few things you need to consider before, during, and after you assist.
Spring is the season of new life. People start heading outside to enjoy the warm temperatures while many of Georgia’s wild residents are starting to raise young. It’s around this time each year that Georgia DNR starts receiving phone calls or Facebook messages from concerned citizens that have found “orphaned wildlife” and want to help. While this gesture is appreciated, it’s often unnecessary.
Did you know Georgia has more native black bass species than any other state in the country? It’s no wonder Georgia has held the largemouth bass world record since 1932 and is dubbed the Black Bass Capital of the World.
There are invaders among us. Large and small, they have infiltrated and spread, displacing native inhabitants and upsetting the natural balance. The culprits are known as invasive species, and they pose a real and significant danger to environmental, economic and human health.