Brown Trout From Hartwell Tailrace Set Lake Russell Record

Tim Harris ought to go fishing more often! On his single trip to the Lake Hartwell trailrace last summer, he caught a trout bigger than anyone else has caught from Lake Russell. On Fourth of July, 1993, then 14-year-old Tim Harris, of Hartwell, went fishing in the tailrace below the Lake Hartwell dam, which is…

Lake Juliette Record Hybrid Bass

Wynoka Moye, of Macon, set a new lake record at Juliette with a 10.17-lb. hybrid that she caught on March 21, 1994.

Lake Burton Record Black Crappie

A 2.70-lb. black crappie set a new lake record for Lake Burton, but it only placed third in Week 1 of the 1994 GON Fishing Contest with a score of 83.1 percent. Tom Cook caught the slab on March 7. The GON Fishing Contest had weekly winners, with each species of fish having a benchmark…

Rabun Lake Record Largemouth Bass

Harrison Nix holds the current largemouth bass record for Rabun with a 12-lb., 6-oz. fish he caught on June 8, 1993.

Lake Burton Record Largemouth

A huge mountain largemouth bass caught in 1993 set the lake record for Lake Burton. Carl Lovell Jr., of Clarkesville, caught the bass on May 28, 1993 while fishing a plastic worm. Carl’s big largemouth weighed 14 pounds even.

Clarks Hill Lake Record Striped Bass

It’s kind of hard to hold this one up! Sam Porter, of Six Mile, S.C., caught this 55-lb., 12-oz. striped bass May 27, 1993 in the trailrace below Russell Dam in the headwaters of Clarks Hill Lake. The monster striper set a new lake record for Clarks Hill and also set a new state record…

Monster Brown Trout

It’s a shame the GON Fishin’ Contest hadn’t begun yet. Be safe to say that an 18-lb. brown trout, at 99% of the state record, would have done pretty well. Stan Crigger, a Marietta angler who fishes several times a week year-round, caught the huge brown two weeks ago on Feb. 15. Where Stan was…

Trout Stocked Below Morgan Falls

The DNR Fisheries Section has stocked more than 54,000 fingerling rainbow trout below Morgan Falls Dam on the Chattahoochee River. The stocking marks the first time that rainbows have been stocked in this area of the river. Traditionally, brown trout have been the only species stocked in the Morgan Falls section of the river (and…

Lake Nottely Record Smallmouth Bass

A Nottely smallmouth weighing 6-lbs. even set a new lake record in 1993. James Miller, of Blue Ridge, caught the trophy smallmouth on Jan. 30.

Lanier Lake Record Hybrid Bass

Fred Duncan holds the current Lake Lanier hybrid bass record with a 12-lb. fish he caught on Dec. 22, 1992. Hybrid bass, a hatchery cross between white bass and striped bass, are not stocked into Lake Lanier, so Fred’s unusual — and big — hybrid catch from Lake Lanier may be a GON Georgia lake…

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