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Fishing

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…

Jack Wingate Fishes BASS 25th Anniversary Tournament

Twenty five years after fishing in the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society’s (BASS) first tournament, the late Jack Wingate, the legend from Lake Seminole, returned to Springdale, Ark. and Beaver Lake to fish the Bassmaster 25th Anniversary tournament. Jack was among 19 of the 106 anglers who fished the premier tournament who also participated in the…

Lake Jackson Record Shellcracker

Jeff Weege with the Lake Jackson shellcracker record, a 2-lb., 3-oz. fish he caught on April 22, 1992.

3-lb., 7-oz. Georgia Bluegill!

“Oh, I sure wish I could have caught that fish on my rod and feel,” said Don Fuller, of Kathleen, as he learned that his 3-lb., 7-oz. bluegill would have been a new state record had he not caught it in his hands. This fish story began on Saturday, April 18, 1992 when Don and…

Jackson Lake Record Hybrid Bass

Jack Anderson holds the current Lake Jackson hybrid bass record with a 15-lb., 2-oz. fish he caught on April 16, 1992.

Tony Couch Marks Lake Oconee Map For March Bass

As February finally gives way to March, the largemouth bass in Lake Oconee gradually give in to Mother Nature and begin migration into shallow water. When March is coming to an end, the first wave of spawning bass are beginning to start bedding. The month of March has something to offer every bassin’ man. Crankbaits,…

Tracking Laughin’ Bass’ Spring Fling Leaders On West Point

West Point Lake is agruably the best bass lake in Georgia. But it is about 36,000 acres of lake. That is an awful lot of water when you are trying to fish it one cast at a time. Many of us know how to fish and the magazine racks are full of articles telling you…

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