SOCIAL CIRCLE — Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division website. These web pages provide in-depth information detailing 32 reservoirs and 18 rivers in one convenient location — georgiawildlife.com/fishing-prospects.
"Anglers, let me tell you, if you have used the annual Fishing Prospects in the past, you are in for a treat for 2018 – each prospect is now connected to an interactive map, providing a new layer of information to this already excellent resource," says Thom Litts, Operations Manager for WRD Fisheries Management Section. "If you are not checking out these prospects for your favorite water body before heading out, you are making a mistake!"
Georgia’s waters offer anglers some of the most diverse fishing opportunities in the southeast with more than 500,000 acres of reservoirs and 12,000 miles of warm water streams. Each fishing prospect guide includes best bets, technique tips, target recommendations and contact information.
Lake prospects 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.
Georgia anglers support fisheries conservation! Did you know that your license purchase allows the Georgia WRD to continue to do important research, maintain and operate public fishing areas and more? Purchase a Georgia license at gooutdoorsgeorgia.com/.
For more information on fishing in Georgia, visit georgiawildlife.com/fishing/angler-resources.
For even more fishing tips, check out the weekly Fishing blog post at www.georgiawildlife.wordpress.com.